Using the last stage of an animation


#1

I’ve seen in some high profile stories that authors are able to use the last stage of an animation immediately instead of waiting for the whole thing to finish, for example: The face expression that comes at the end of the ‘shush’ animation, or the expression that comes at the end of ‘flirt_fingersnap’

I’ve noticed this particularly in the story The New Girl.
Is this a special feature only some authors can use? Like I know the fading cross dissolve transitions are also only available for some authors too…


#2

Just make your character to do this action offscreen (using zoom or switching to another zone) then switch back to your character.


#3

You can also do:

@CHARACTER is flirt_fingersnap
@pause for 0.1
CHARACTER2 (talk_awkward)
Okaaay?

Should work like that I guess.
If not let me know and I’m sorry, lol.


#4

I’ve done that before, but it’s a lot more convenient to have them do it in a scene immediately for a reaction and not wait for the animation to play out, even in another zone or with zooms.


#5

I’m not sure what you mean? Wouldn’t that still play out the entire animation?


#6

I don’t know. Give me 2 minutes I will try it out for you. :slight_smile:


#7

Okay it’s not working, but there was a way to do it like that somehow.
I will try to find it and let you know. <3


#8

Okay, thank you :slight_smile:


#9

Okay, I’m an idiot, lol.
The thing with the pause is if you don’t want an animation to finish.

Like
@CHARACTER is dance_kpop
@pause for 0.5
@CHARACTER is faint

So the dance animation won’t be finished.

The last stage of an animation is like Apes said only possible if you place the character offscreen. :frowning:
I would do it with zooming, it’s the easiest way to to do.

Sorry for the confusion and good luck! :heart:


#10

Closing due to one month of inactivity :slight_smile:


#11