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You need this in PNG file. Check this site:


I’m sure you’ll find some nice overlays :slight_smile:

And lights flickering it’s just the matter of changing opacity.

For example:

@overlay LIGHT opacity 1 in 1.0 THEN overlay LIGHT opacity 0 in 1.0

How can you make a character talk without them being on screen?

Thank you so so much!!!

Yes, just place your character offscreen or in different zone that scene takes place

I’ve been writing in limelight and I do not know how to put a charcater in a different zone, could you give me an example?

All styles works basically the same if it comes to directing (only Classic is a bit different)

place your character offscreen for example:

@CHARACTER stands offscreen left

or in different zone:

@CHARACTER stands screen center in zone 3

OK, thanks!

'nother question lol, so for example if I wanted to make it look like someone was stroking their thumb across someones face, how much would I have to rotate the thumb overlay to make it look realistic?

It depends on how your overlay looks. You just have to play around and find the best angle

so I’m having some problems with the speech bubbles can someone help me, please
this is the problem

and I don’t know what to do

Sometimes when characters is laying down or its in smaller size the speech bubble are tend to move. You need to spot direct it. Here’s how:

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thank you so much!

Hi! I’m trying to have readers customize their own characters and found that with the male template, it keeps saying “error” because apparently none of the eyebrows exist.

Check the bottom of the first post on this thread for possible causes of this error :slight_smile:

Oh thanks! Hahaha didn’t look through the whole thing!:joy::grin:

Hi again, so I’ve been having a problem with my overlays. In some scenes, the overlay im using for a future scene would quickly pop in and out of the beginning of the scene when I preview it on the mobile version and I’m not sure why exactly, it shows up real quickly kind of like a flash in and out of my scene but works fine with the rest of the scene and the overlay is being used, Ive had this problem for a while and no matter what I do, I cant seem to direct it so it doesnt do that randomly.

Try to add your overlay to the background instead or use & instead of @ when creating overlay in the scene and make sure you add “in 0” to the shifts to and scales to commands. That’s mean that overlay will be there straight away

I have actually, I don’t ever use the @overlay OVERLAY create thing anymore bc the overlay typically doesn’t show up or work for me so I usually add it to my back and so &overlay OVERLAYNAME opacity 0 after I direct the zoom and zone so it’s invisible immediately but whenever I preview it, it pops in and out right at the beginning of the scene then the rest of the scene goes on and I direct the overlay to do whatever and it works but for some reason at the beginning it pops in and out really quickly.

can you show me your script?

EXT. SHELLYSTREET with TYPHONEREDO to 0.766 3 87 at layer 8 with CATBUSWINDOW to 1.846 -211 16 at layer 1 with MIRROR2 to 1.756 -22 108 at layer 0
&cut to zone 1
&zoom on 0 164 to 217% in 0
&overlay TYPHONEREDO opacity 0 in 0
&EVERLY spot 1.064 84 -44 AND EVERLY is text_phone_neutral_loop AND EVERLY faces right AND EVERLY moves to layer 2 AND TY spot 1.037 -7 -54 AND TY moves to layer 3 AND TY is sleep_sitting AND TY faces right
@pause for 1.5
@EVERLY spot 1.064 130 -20 AND EVERLY is film_phone AND EVERLY faces left
@pause for 1.5
@EVERLY spot 1.064 84 -44 AND EVERLY is idle_read_phone_neutral
@pause for 1
@overlay TYPHONEREDO opacity 1 AND EVERLY spot 1.064 63 -44
@pause for 0.6
@speechbubble is 219 294 to 80% with tail_top_right
(This is totally going to be my new screen saver.)
&overlay TYPHONEREDO shifts to 14 -182 in 2
&overlay TYPHONEREDO scales to 0.766 0.766
@EVERLY spot 1.064 84 -44 AND EVERLY is idle_read_phone_neutral AND EVERLY faces right
@pause for 0.6
@EVERLY is laugh_chuckle
@pause for 0.5
@EVERLY is idle_read_book AND EVERLY faces right
@pause for 1
@transition iris out gray 2.4

*** It does it right at the beginning of the scene no matter what I do****