Urgent help needed with overlays

Hey there this scene isn’t working as I need it too I need the waitress (Josie) to be behind the counter however both characters end up being in from of the counter
INT. CAFE- DAY with CAFE COUNTER to 1.000 307 85 in zone 2 at layer 2
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conversation between characters
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@pause for a beat
@ELENA exits right
@JOSIE spot 0.821 220 194 in zone 2 at layer -1
@ELENA spot 0.866 107 174 in zone 2
@pause for a beat
@pan to zone 2
@pause for a beat

Hopefully, someone can help solve this problem
Thanks in advance

Try
@JOSIE spot 0.821 220 194 in zone 2 and JOSIE moves to layer -1

I don’t quite understand why Elena exits, then is back on spot

I’ve tried it but it still doesn’t work. Thanks though :blush:

Can I ask what are the spot for your characters in the beginning of the scene

Yeah sure i’ll give you the scene:

INT. CAFE- DAY with CAFE COUNTER to 1.000 307 85 in zone 2 at layer 2
@ELENA spot 1.280 160 0 in zone 1
@AMY spot 1.280 50 0 in zone 1
@AMY faces right
&ELENA faces left
@pan to zone 1
@pause for a beat
ELENA (talk_airquotes)
Now if you’ve stopped sulking
@AMY starts eyeroll_subtle
@pause for a beat
AMY (talk_think_neutral)
I think as an apology you should get me a Flat White
@ELENA starts idle_armscrossed_angry_loop
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
ELENA (talk_exhausted)
Fine.
AMY (talk_neutral)
I’ll get us a table
ELENA (talk_shrug_neutral)
Okay then I’ll see you in a bit
@AMY starts listen_nod_happy_loop
@pause for a beat
@ELENA starts idle_happy_loop
@AMY exits right

@pause for a beat
ELENA (think_rubchin)
(Now where do I order?)
@pause for a beat
@ELENA exits right
@JOSIE spot 0.821 220 194 in zone 2 and JOSIE moves to layer -1
@ELENA spot 0.866 107 174 in zone 2
@pause for a beat
@pan to zone 2
@pause for a beat

It’s not finished yet though…

Hey I don’t know if this is what you want but try it and see if it is

INT. CAFE- DAY with CAFE COUNTER
&overlay 5129041882120192_CAFE COUNTER shifts to 300 81 in zone 1 AND overlay 5129041882120192_CAFE COUNTER scales to 1.036 1.036 AND overlay 5129041882120192_CAFE COUNTER moves to layer -4 AND JOSIE spot 0.659 207 306 in zone 2 AND JOSIE moves to layer -1 AND ELENA spot 1.280 160 0 in zone 1 AND AMY spot 1.280 50 0 in zone 1
@AMY faces right
&ELENA faces left
@pan to zone 1
@pause for a beat
ELENA (talk_airquotes)
Now if you’ve stopped sulking
@AMY starts eyeroll_subtle
@pause for a beat
AMY (talk_think_neutral)
I think as an apology you should get me a Flat White
@ELENA starts idle_armscrossed_angry_loop
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
ELENA (talk_exhausted)
Fine.
AMY (talk_neutral)
I’ll get us a table
ELENA (talk_shrug_neutral)
Okay then I’ll see you in a bit
@AMY starts listen_nod_happy_loop
@pause for a beat
@ELENA starts idle_happy_loop
@AMY exits right

@pause for a beat
ELENA (think_rubchin)
(Now where do I order?)
@pause for a beat
@ELENA exits right
@ELENA spot 0.866 107 174 in zone 2
@pause for a beat
@pan to zone 2
@pause for a beat

when you are in the zone 2 go to the spot directing and check where is your counter overlay - it seem to me the problem mighr be that is is actually not on the right spot - because based on the coordinates the overlay is on the right border of zone 2 …so maybe it actualy should be on this coorsinates in zone 1?


The counter is meant to be in zone 2 and behind them

Give me a second

Try moving the overlay to zone 2 where she moves Idk why it isn’t working cause I am trying it and its working but not anymore maybe there is a glitch. But try moving the overlay to zone 2 after she walks to zone 2. And try setting it like this
Screenshot 2020-05-22 at 9.38.16 AM - Edited

ANd after you scale it right use the thing labeled “Backward layer -1” to put it in the middle of them then copy and paste it to your script

Hey thanks for the help i moved the overlay to zone 1 and it workedddddd!!! :blob_sun:

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Glad it worked

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