Swipe background in behind character?


#1

Hi guys!
I read a story but I don’t remember the name of it.
It showed a character on for example a forest background. After that it zoomed in on the character and a Black 50% transparent background swiped in behind the character and then you could customize!
Does anyone know how to do it?

Thanks!


#2

They probably used the overlay EFFECT DIM 60


#3

Moved to Directing Help & Tips as that’s where scripting questions belong! :v:t2:


#4

Give me a sec to code it ok


#5

Ok sorry I’m taking long but I’m doing this on my phone :sob:
Ok here we go:

INT. ______________

@CHAR stands screen center in zone 2 at layer 2

&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 create
&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 scales to 1.0 1.0 in 0
&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 opacity 1 in 0
&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 shifts to -709 0 in 0 in zone 1
&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 to layer 1

@zoom on X Y to % in T

@overlay EFFECT DIM 60 shifts to 0 0 in 0.5

You can change the spot of your CHAR just make sure she stays in zone 2 before the overlay is added because I coded it that way.


#6

Let me know if it works


#7

Thanks so much!
I will let you know as soon as possible!


#8

Wait! I messed something up!! I fixed it tho, copy and paste the code now…


#9

It works! Thank you so much!


#10

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#11

Happy to hear this got resolved! Closing :v:t2:


#12