Walking to a specific spot


#1

Ok, i already know about all that “@CHARACTER walks to spot” and all that, but i just want to know, how do i make them walk in from a specific direction?

Like, for example, i want a character to enter to a specific spot (that doesn’t use @CHARACTER enters from X to screen Y) but i want them to enter from the right, but when i type it in the script, they enter from the left.

How do i fix this? I’ve been looking for answers for a long time now.


#2

I’m a little confused with your question. You want them to walk, to enter from right, without using the command “enters from right”.
Simplest answer is: Spot them right, in next zone, so they’re not visible.
@CHAR spot 1.280 480 0 AND CHAR faces left
@CHAR walks to spot 1.280 160 0 in 2 AND CHAR does it while walk_neutal

I hope this is what you wanted. :woman_shrugging:t4:


#4

To make a character enter from the right:
@CHARACTER enters from right to spot % X Y in zone #
or
@CHARACTER enters from right to screen center

To make a character enter from the left:
@CHARACTER enters from left to spot % X Y in zone #
or
@CHARACTER enters from left to screen center

Obviously, the screen positioning varies. A character can also change the “face” it’s walking. This means that a character can walk forwards/ backward.

To enter from the left backwards:
@CHARACTER enters from left to screen center AND CHARACTER faces left

To enter from the right backwards:
@CHARACTER enters from right to screen center AND CHARACTER faces right

If you want the character to enter walking forwards, the “CHARACTER faces _____” is unneeded.

More info can be found regarding this in Section 2.4 in the Advanced Directing Guide:

Hope that helps :smile:


#5

I’ll sometimes start with a spot off screen like this:

&zoom reset
INT. PRODUCTION STUDIO SMG - DAY
&PURPLEGHOST is spot 0.669 -100 202 in zone 1 at layer 0
@transition fade in black 2
@PURPLEGHOST walks to spot 0.669 210 202 and PURPLEGHOST faces left
@PURPLEGHOST is idle_awkward
#This will keep the character the same size as they walk

You can also just enter to a spot.

&zoom reset
INT. PRODUCTION STUDIO SMG - DAY
@transition fade in black 2
@PURPLEGHOST enters from right to spot 0.669 210 202 and PURPLEGHOST faces left
@PURPLEGHOST is idle_awkward


#6

Closing due to one month of inactivity :slight_smile:


#7