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How do you transition between backgrounds smoothly using the fade ins/ outs?

Ex:

INT. BACKGROUND1

@CHAR stands screen center
(You can add a whole scene here or just include the background, whatever)

INT. BACKGROUND2

@CHAR stands screen center

@transition fade in black 2

So basically you add the transition after the new background and scene have already been set up.

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Thank you!

Is there a way to put in a choice where it sends the story back to the very beginning? I’m not talking about the replay button.

@WolfGamerGirl37,

You could put a label at the very beginning of your chapter, then have a choice at the end that use a goto to return to the beginning of the chapter.

ie.
label chapter1_start
#All of your chapter here.
NARRATOR
Would you like to re-read this chapter?
choice
“Yes, I would like to read again”{
goto chapter1_start
}“No, bring me to the end”{
continue
}

Thank you!

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Hi I’m trying to see if anyone could help me. So I placed an overlay that I created in zone 3 of my story on Google chrome and when I read the story on my phone I get this message


And I’m not quite sure what it means.

Let me see your overlay code

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@overlay 5801461600747520_INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 shifts to -73 255 in zone 3

@overlay 5801461600747520_INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 scales to 1.000 1.000

@overlay INT.PUNCHING BAG to layer 2

It’s still giving me the same issue. It looks perfectly fine when I test it online, but when I test it on the app it’s still messed up. For example, i’m trying to direct an overlay offscreen and then have it move to the middle of the screen right at the beginning of a new scene, however the overlay shows up in its default position for a split second, and then moves offscreen. Here’s my script:

INT. RAID with WRITING HAND
&overlay WRITING HAND shifts to -251 -901 in 0
&overlay WRITING HAND scales to 2.003 2.003
@overlay WRITING HAND shifts to -275 -429 in 2

This is happening to most of my scenes with overlays and I tried switching up where I place the “&” command but nothing works.

Right above that add in:

@overlay 5801461600747520_INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 create

Ok thank you, i’m going to try it right now

Add a timer when you scale:

&overlay WRITING HAND scales to 2.003 2.003 in 0

I did it but this time it moved my punching bag to zone 1 and I recieved the same message.

Okay so take all the number sequence from your overlay:
@overlay INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 create
@overlay INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 shifts to -73 255 in zone 3

@overlay INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 scales to 1.000 1.000

Ok I’m going to try it

Okay so I didn’t receive the message anymore but now it’s really small and stuck in zone 1

&overlay INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 create
&overlay INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 shifts to -73 255 in zone 3 in 0
&overlay INT.PUNCHING BAG 1 scales to 1.000 1.000 in 0

Ok let me try

It’s still the same