Two characters doing an animation at the same time without talking


#1

Hi! Can someone help me with how to have two characters do animations at the same time without talking with them?


#2

&CHAR1 is animation
@CHAR2 is animation

or

@CHAR1 is animation AND CHAR2 is animation


#3

I’m not sure exactly what you mean, but the & symbol will allow actions while other things are happening in the scene. You can put it before an action or command with an @.

Example:
&CHARACTER is laugh_giggle
&CHARACTER 2 is listen_gossip
@transition fade in black 2


#4

i put @LILY is mortified and @NOAH is mortified

I want them to have a reaction at the same time without dialogue


#5

@LILY is mortified and NOAH is mortified


#6

Remove the @ in front of NOAH.


#7

it still says error :frowning:


#8

If you write word for word the line that is giving you an error here, maybe I could understand what’s happening better and help you out :slight_smile:


#9

thank you! Here is part of the script:

@zoom reset

@LILLIAN is talk_shrug NOAH is arms_crossed

@LILLIAN exits right AND @NOAH exits right

@transition fade out white 5

INT. MUSEUM INTERIOR - DAY

@LILLIAN enters left to screen left @NOAH enters left to screen centre

the errors are the second and last line


#10

You need to remove those @'s in front of NOAH. @ should only be used once per line at the beginning. Also, you need to use the word “and” to connect 2 different commands.

@LILLIAN is talk_shrug and NOAH is arms_crossed

@LILLIAN exits right and NOAH exits right

@LILLIAN enters left to screen left and NOAH enters left to screen centre


#11

thank you! the first part is fixed-
the last line still says error? sorry to keep bugging you


#12

I think it’s because either you didn’t put “and” in all caps or it should be center not centre :slight_smile:


#13

omg lol thank you!


#14

And does not have to be in all caps.


#15

Huh, I always do that in my code. Don’t know why, but good to know! :joy:


#16

Cheers to all those that responded! Closing thread :v:t2:


#17