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How do you create, and move an overlay half way through a scene?
I kinda know how to create it (not fully but not too badly) , but I don’t know how to get it to the right position, as when I place it, then write the numbers in, the overlay won’t show up in the same place.
Anyone know how to help? :sweat_smile:

Um, I know I asked this earlier in the chat but I can’t find it, so ummm…but how do you get music to stop?

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music stop

so would i put the name of the music effect in place of the music

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No, just the word “music”, or “sound” whichever works.

It’s not working/


music car_motor

@zoom reset

@overlay CAR ANGLE BROWN shifts to -311 0 in zone 1
@overlay CAR ANGLE BROWN scales to 1.000 1.000

@BOY spot 0.848 219 89 AND BOY faces right

@YOU spot 0.866 126 83 AND YOU faces right

@BOY starts idle_book_open_neutral_loop

@YOU starts idle_armscrossed_awkward_loop

Ok, you're obviously overexaggerating.
Now tell me why you're really here.

    YOU (idle_armscrossed_angry_loop)
And why would I lie?

@BOY is laugh_giggle
BOY (talk_agree_happy)
Because you girls are always trying to make yourself seem bigger than you actually are.

sound stop

@YOU is scream_angry

    YOU (talk_armscrossed_angry_loop)
Stop the car!!

@YOU starts idle_armscrossed_angry_loop
@BOY is react_shocked_gasp

@BOY idle_flashlight_scared_loop and YOU is idle_jawdrop_awe_loop

Ive tried but the music is still playing

Use command: create, shifts, scales and opacity remember to add zone to shift command, if you need more help PM me with your script :slight_smile:

but what if you don’t want the finger snap, just the face expression?


No. If you want the face expression, you have to use finger snap. A lot of times, authors will zoom so that the character is out of view and then return to the character so that the reader does not see the animation, just the end reaction.

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Thank you sooooo much <3 this has been on my “problem list” for a couple of days now :slight_smile:

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How can I show 2 zones at the same time

for example: in the background INT. DUMPY APARTMENT BEDROOM - DAY I want to show the entire bed but that’s 2 zones.

And if you are letting the reader customize the name how would u make that chracter say something
would it be: you (NAME)
Hi my name is [NAME]

or: (NAME)
Hi my name is [NAME]

You can’t show the both zones unless you zoom out the background completely which looks weird. You can use pan to zone command to show that your character is laying on the bed.

what if you wanna remember a choice from a previous episode? what do I type?

And in this case it would be

Hi, my name is [NAME]

Did you used gains or named your choices?


have a look here :slight_smile:

But if you still have problems let me know x