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how do I make the phone overlay show up for all 4 zones?

EXT. CRIME SCENE - NIGHT with SELFIE FEMALE 2

@zoom reset

@transition fade in black 2

@CHARACTER1 spot 0.479 296 263 in zone 2 AND CHARACTER1 starts startled_surprised

@CHARACTER2 spot 0.479 250 263 in zone 2 at layer 3 AND CHARACTER2 faces right AND CHARACTER2 is idle_notepad

@CHARACTER3 spot 0.479 180 263 in zone 2 at layer 2 AND CHARACTER3 starts tinker_kneel_loop

@CHARACTER4 spot 0.480 63 240 in zone 2 at layer 2 AND CHARACTER4 starts read_phone_neutral

@pan to zone 2 in 4

@zoom on 639 145 to 265%

@pause for 2

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with SELFIE FEMALE 2 in zone 2
Then spot it where you want

ok, so how do I get characters to stand behind something? I’m working on a classroom setting and I’m trying to set up my characters to sit behind a desk etc. any ideas?

When you put an overlay in a scene, it will automatically be in front of all of the characters. :+1: Plenty of Episode backgrounds come with the overlays programmed in, like INT. SCHOOL OFFICE OL - DAY .

If the background you have already has a desk on it, then you’d have to create an overlay. This thread lays it out very well:


:+1:

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How do I add my own custom title screen into my script? I’ve seen people use their own artwork and such but how do I do that?

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Make it into an overlay or a background

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does anyone know why the error message says this:

ERROR: the syntax for jump only supports one argument (e.g. jump destination), but you have 6

this is the code:

@ROSIE enters from left to screen center
@ROSIE is wave_extreme
ROSIE (talk_agree_happy)
Hello everyone! I’m the Author of this story and I came to tell you:
This story does has some swears, and deals with some topics such as
Divorce, some emotional stuff, Depression, Heavy drinking, some minor violence, etc.

@ROSIE is talk_handsonhips_neutral_loop
ROSIE (talk_neutral_atcamera_loop)
I also meant to tell you, there wont be very many choices as this episode is meant to
establish the characters and the world and jump into the plot of this story
I really do hope you enjoy the story as it is my first episode story

    ROSIE (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
    Follow me on: 
    TUMBLR: CunaticLultist
    INSTAGRAM: Rosied.episode
    REDDIT: Mang0Add1ct and Mang0addict2 
    

    ROSIE (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
    Also, while creating some characters, I had a few of my personal friends tell me that some characters
    looked like them, so if any characters look like you, I'm so sorry, It is 100% a coincidental thing and 
    I didn't intend for that to happen whatsoever! 
    Anyways, Enjoy the Story!

edit: fixed it!

Anybody else getting an error telling them episodeinteractive.com is unsafe?

@Sydney_H @Nick @Liz @Melani3 @ForumAdmin what is going on here?! it either redirects me to an episode store, “Your connection is not private” page, or “403 Forbidden” page

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This is also happening to me.

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Ye, what’s going on here is what I wanna know. Does it have to do with the new app, are they innovating the portal, wtf is happening here?!

Don’t try to log in. It could be, that they got hacked, just wait for an answer

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Yeah, I got off and now I’m waiting

guys it’s been fixed for an hour

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can someone help me make a dressing game? I’m struggling with the choices here, I tried following Joseph Evans tutorial, but it isn’t working out:

@JENNA is listen_nod_happy_loop
JENNA (talk_agree_happy)
Just be happy I got you something, now pick something quick so we can be first at the party.

@SILAS walks to screen left

@JENNA exits right
JENNA (talk_neutral)
I’m not looking!

@SILAS is (think_rubchin)
SILAS (think_rubchin)
(What do I wanna wear tonight? These outfits look- alright I guess…)

choice “Skeleton Suit” {

@SILAS is dustoff_neutral_loop
@SILAS changes into SILAS_SKELETON_MAN

@pause for a beat

}“Classy Pirate” {
@SILAS is dustoff_neutral_loop
@SILAS changes into SILAS_PIRATE_COSTUME

}

@pause for a beat

choice “Sexy Demon” {

@SILAS is dustoff_neutral_loop
@SILAS changes into SILAS_DEMONBADBOY_COSTUME

}
@pause for a beat

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TBH I’m lazy, I just use Dara Amarie’s templates. :joy: It doesn’t look like she requires credit in dressing game templates, but it’s good manners to give her credit somewhere if you use her templates. :grin:

Base template

label dressing_game_1

    CHARACTER (animation)
What do I want to wear?

choice
“Outfit 1” {
@CHARACTER changes into Outfit1
#add your own dialogue and animations

} “Outfit 2” {
@CHARACTER changes into Outfit2
#add your own dialogue and animations

} “Outfit 3” {
@CHARACTER changes into Outfit3
#add your own dialogue and animations
}

    CHARACTER (animation)
Do I want to wear this one?

choice
“It’s perfect!” {
#add your own dialogue and animations

} “No, I want to try on the others!” {
goto dressing_game_1
}

So yours would look like this:

@JENNA is listen_nod_happy_loop
JENNA (talk_agree_happy)
Just be happy I got you something, now pick something quick so we can be first at the party.

@SILAS walks to screen left

@JENNA exits right
JENNA (talk_neutral)
I’m not looking!

label dressing_game_1

SILAS (think_rubchin)
(What do I wanna wear tonight? These outfits look- alright I guess…)

choice
“Skeleton Suit” {
@SILAS is dustoff_neutral_loop
@SILAS changes into SILAS_SKELETON_MAN
@pause for a beat

} “Classy Pirate” {
@SILAS is dustoff_neutral_loop
@SILAS changes into SILAS_PIRATE_COSTUME
@pause for a beat

} “Sexy Demon” {
@SILAS is dustoff_neutral_loop
@SILAS changes into SILAS_DEMONBADBOY_COSTUME
@pause for a beat
}

    SILAS (think_rubchin)
(Do I want to wear this one?)

choice
“It’s perfect!” {

SILAS (primp_neutral)
Lookin’ good.

} “No, I want to try on the others!” {
goto dressing_game_1
}

(then you continue the scene down here)

Tips:

  • When making a dressing game, make sure all the outfits are in one choice, not split up in multiple choices. (The template helps you with this.)
  • You’ll need to use labels in dressing games, so readers can go back and try again if they don’t like the first one they clicked. These are provided in the template.
  • The template I filled in for you won’t remember your choice in future episodes, but there are ways to do that if you need to.
  • If you have another dressing game in the same episode, you’ll have to change the label names.

Hope that helps! :grin:

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Hi @SkyM

Can you please confirm if this is still happening? Thanks

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Some said it’s still happening for me, but I got in around midnight last night

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I want them to see the overlay in all of the zones, as if someone is watching it on their phone.

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Then you have to spot the overlays in the zone itself

How do i put the characters in front of overlays whar layers should i use for it