💭 HOW TO: Spot direct Speech Bubble


#1

Click on:
Directing Helper
Bubble Helper

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And on the left side you’ll have:

Show/Hide Speech - Showing/Hiding speech bubble
Cycle Tail - You can change the tail to different position

  • tail_top_right
  • tail_top_left
  • tail_bottom_right
  • tail_bottom_left

Switch Tool:
Scale - Make it smaller or bigger
Move - Move around the screen

@speechbubble is X Y to % with tail_POSITION_DIRECTION
X - (Right/Left)
Y - (Up/Down)
% - size

So as an example I’ve made my speech bubble bigger and changed the tail to the top left
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Make sure you add this before the dialogue!

Example:
@speechbubble is 166 258 to 129% with tail_top_left
AMARA (talk_handsonhips)
Good morning!

It works for THOUGHT bubbles AND NARRATOR speech

Example for NARRATOR:
@speechbubble is 133 289 to 100%

(you don’t add tail position)

If you place your speech bubble too low or too high you’ll get a warning. Of course, you can still use it, but it may be invisible on smaller screens.

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REMEMBER!
To reset your speech bubble after each placement (unless you want to leave it as it is)

Command:
@speechbubble reset


You want characters to have a text conversation or someone saying something and not being on the screen?

Place your character in a different zone!
(It depends which zone your scene is)

So my scene looks like this:
EXT. BATHROOM - RESIDENTIAL - DAY
@AMARA stands screen center
@MOM stands screen right in zone 2
MOM
Breakfast is ready!

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You can also move/size your speech bubble!

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INT. CELLPHONE - DAY
@JAKE stands screen center in zone 2
@HAILEY stands screen center in zone 2
@speechbubble is 163 382 to 100% with tail_top_right
JAKE
Are we going out tonight?
@speechbubble is 159 309 to 100% with tail_top_left
HAILEY
Yes!


Speech bubbles with no names?

Delete the DISPLAY NAME
(or replace with name UNKNOWN or NO NAME)
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Don’t forget to save it!


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#2

Thanks!!! This was really helpful😃


#3

I agree! :slightly_smiling_face:


#4

really helpful


#5

Bump! :wink: