Walking 2 characters at the same time not working!

So I’m trying to get my 2 characters to walk at the same time and they stand together at the beginning, but only one of them walks, and then the other slides across the screen after character 1 is finished walking.

why is this happening?

here is my script: (you can ignore the convo for now haha)
EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - NIGHT

@ALEX stands screen left AND ALEX faces right
@JACOB spot 1.280 167 44 AND JACOB faces right

@transition fade in black 3

    NARRATOR
Pause.

@ALEX starts walk_sad_loop
&JACOB starts walk_worried_loop

@follow ALEX to screen left in zone 3
&follow JACOB to screen right in zone 3

    JACOB (talk_sad)
Are you okay?
    JACOB (talk_sad)
You seem distracted.

    ALEX (talk_shrug_neutral)
No, I'm fine, just tired.

plz help thanks!

The &s should be before the @s
Ex) &follow ALEX to screen left in zone 3
@follow JACOB to screen right in zone 3

thanks, and do you know how do I make them talk while they’re walking? they’re also not doing the walking action I wanted, why is that?

There’s this behavior called walk_talk_neutral_loop, so you can use that for the parts that they are talking. You can’t combine behaviors with walking because walking is a behavior itself. Is that what you mean?

I think so, thank you for telling me that!! I was so frusterated haha
but theyre walking just not talking when they walk?

Is the background a loop? I don’t see any spot changes in your script.

this background Im using is EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - NIGHT it has 3 zones, is that what you mean?

Yeah, so the way you scripted it they aren’t actually changing positions?? Because how I would code a walking scene would be:
ex)
@CHARARTER stands screen right in zone 1
(insert dialogue)

That would just be for where they start walking from and to make the move I would do the below:

@CHARACTER walks to screen center in zone 1

Or to make them talk & walk I would do this:

@CHARACTER walks to screen center in zone 1 AND CHARACTER does it while walk_talk_neutral_loop

so I put that in and it seems to be working but this came up:
they are also still talking after they are done walking…?

On line 166 you wrote “AND JACOB does it does it while walk_talk_neutral_loop”.

oh I see, okay, so I fixed it
haha im such a newb sorry
but now the camera isn’t following them like it was before

It’s okay! We all were noobs at scripting at some point!
So in order to make the camera follow starting at line 164 I’d write:

164: &pan to zone 3 in (insert time in seconds)
165: &ALEX walks to spot 1.280 79 2 in zone 3 in (insert time in seconds) AND does it while walk_talk_neutral_loop
166 @JACOB walks to spot 1.280 250 44 in zone 3 in (insert time in seconds) AND does it while walk_talk_neutral_loop

Make sure to match the time if you want the camera to follow them exactly.

Okay, so I wrote it exactly like that and this is what I have:
EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - NIGHT

@ALEX stands screen left in zone 1 AND ALEX faces right
@JACOB spot 1.280 167 44 in zone 1 AND JACOB faces right

@transition fade in black 3
&pan to zone 3 in 6
&ALEX walks to spot 1.280 79 2 in zone 3 in 5 AND does it while walk_talk_neutral_loop
@JACOB walks to spot 1.280 250 44 in zone 3 in 5 AND does it while walk_talk_neutral_loop

&follow ALEX to screen left in zone 3
@follow JACOB to screen right in zone 3

@ALEX faces right
@JACOB faces left

but for some reason, their mouths aren’t moving this time around?
also this warning came up:

they also aren’t standing in the spots I told them to?

Oh, you have the following command!!! I didn’t see that, you can use panning like the following command, but with “follow” you can’t use spotting. Also can I see the full line of 165 &166?

I’d take out the “follow” to make them go to their spots.

Okay, so I took out follow and here is the lines:

Remember to put AND CHARACTER. The character’s name in caps have to be right after the “AND”.

Thank you so much babe!
it’s working, is there any way to have the narrator say something while they are walking in the background?

Yes! So like say if you wanted to put dialogue on line 167, you would go to line 166 and change the @ to &.

Oh My God it worked thank you so much!!

I’m Georgia btw :slight_smile: we should talk more!

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