Where did you learn how to code?

Ty

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I learned from joseph Evanโ€™s videos from youtube and also from Dara Amareโ€™s website!

You gotta research more and more and practice it on your scriptโ€ฆAs for me It took 1 and half months (In those one and half months, I also wrote 3 chapters). Now I find it Boring and Meningless (lol). So they are like being rewrittenโ€ฆLike really really rewritten!!

So, Keep it up 1st it will be very annoyingโ€ฆBut the more you practice the more you learn!
And of course when you face any problem, you can come to form and post your problem.
There are many writers who are ready to solve! :heavy_heart_exclamation:

Best of luck :blob_hearts:

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I coded the first bits while watching Joseph Evans (a real lifesaver). I also loved the guides, Dara Amarieโ€™s website and the forum. If I didnโ€™t know how to do something, Iโ€™d google it and 9 out of 10 times someone had asked it on the forum already.

One thing that I also did (which is really important in my opinion) is analyzing other stories. Iโ€™ve read many chapters of many different successful stories just to see what works and what doesnโ€™t. For instance, I looked at zooms, the length of transitions and even speech bubble placement. That really helped. It also helped me determine what plots and tropes were popular.

Coding is just practice, practice, practice. After a few months, youโ€™ll find your own way of doing things.

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Thank you ^^

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Thank you. I have read some with very advanced coding, i got some nice stories ideas that needs advanced coding but i had no idea how to do XD
Im not a pacient person so i guess i was looking for a quick way lol

I believe thereโ€™s no quick way unfortunately. Iโ€™ve seen some people offer their (paid) services as a teacher on instagram. Personally, I think that is really a waste of money. No one can really make you a pro in a short amount of time. Constant research, every day practice and trial and error are really the quickest ways!

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Personally I started off watching Joseph Evans and any other video tutorials I could, because I hate reading through tutorials. But thereโ€™s literally so many places to learn. :blob_hearts: :blob_sun:

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Hey! If youโ€™re just getting started with directing your story try looking at some of these threads on the forums! :blob_hearts: :blob_sun:

HOW TO: Spotlight Format
HOW TO: Stage Direction
HOW TO: Color Code and Lock A Choice
HOW TO: Remember Who the MC Talked To
Using Tappable Overlays in a Mannequin Template :blue_heart:
HOW TO: Have Choices Without Dialogue :right_anger_bubble: :dizzy:
HOW TO: Reset Story Progress + Bonus Stuff :blob_sun:
HOW TO: Resize Images
HOW TO: Nested Choices
HOW TO: Place Characters in a Bath
UNDERSTANDING: Script + Display Names
HOW TO: Simple Choices
HOW TO: Use [shouldPaginate: YES]
HOW TO: Weather Effects
HOW TO: Labels and Gotos :black_heart:
HOW TO: Place Characters Behind A Desk :chair: :mortar_board:
HOW TO: Have Character(s) Appear in a TV
HOW TO: Rear Animations
HOW TO: Customize Characters
Tip: Conversion between Main Positions to Spots
HOW TO: Transitions
HOW TO: Enter and Exit Scenes :ice_cube:
HOW TO: Make the Camera Shake
HOW TO: Get The End of An Animation
HOW TO: Use Easing Functions :disco:
HOW TO: Check Out Previous Drafts You Saved
HOW TO: Use Thought Bubbles + Have Characters talk while doing an animation
:black_heart: TEMPLATE: Showing Individual Character Points in A Choice :white_heart:

CODE: Talking to 7 People and Remembering :cake4:
Panning & Zooming At The Same Time
2. :cherries: CODES: Having Characters Walk on a looping Background :cherry_blossom:
Panning
Rotating Overlays
Smoother Scenes
Previews/Unpreviews

(Btw I coppied these links from this thread)
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And my own thread:

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I learnt through watching Josephโ€™s tutorials on YouTube back in 2017 and also through trial and error. I didnโ€™t bother with the guides (still donโ€™t) and I didnโ€™t know about the forums back then.

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Well, all coding commands can be learned through guides and help from the forums. But if you aim for the aesthetics, you can start by reading stories with beautiful/mind-blowing directing and setting your bar higher with every chapter. It also helps if youโ€™re into films and take inspiration from their cinematography!

And since custom-made overlays are almost a necessity for great directing nowadays, you may want to learn how to edit poses and limb overlays using ibispaint, photoshop or the sort.

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I learned from MaryDSavaโ€™s patreon. I was her patreon for like a half a year maybe but I learned so much.

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I learned the basics from the forums, but most of it just came from trial and error. Once youโ€™ve figured out the easy stuff, I highly recommend just coming up with ideas and trying them for yourself to see what works and what doesnโ€™t. Iโ€™ve been coding for a little over a year now, but feel like Iโ€™ve improved so much and anytime someone asks โ€œHow can I do XYZ?โ€ I have an answer for them.

As @Licorice said, reading other stories with advanced directing is a great way to improve your coding. Iโ€™ll read advanced stories, sometimes more for the directing than the story, and just try to figure out how the author pulled off the directing tricks they did. It really gets you in the mindset of advanced directing and can give you some great ideas.

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Thank you so much ^^

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Thank you ^^

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I learnt from joseph evans videos completely and after alot of practice I was able to do advanced coding. But I took a break from episode and now Iโ€™m completely blank :joy::face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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once you fully understand the coding its somewhat easy to know what you have to do to get certain effect.

There is no tutorial on complex coding its simply about step by step learning and trying all till one day you will realize you do not need to look it up anmore.

Its individual but it took me like half year till I have got there so do not expect to learn all quickly.:sweat_smile:

What helps after you learn the basic from tutorials is asking on forum. There is always someone who will explain you how is what done.

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Iโ€™m mostly self taught but I learned from creators like Joseph Evan. He doesnโ€™t have a lot of the things you need to know though, so if you need any assistance, I would be happy to help.

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A lot of my progress was made through practice. I looked at the dara amarie guides to see how things worked and then did it myself. I mostly learned how to do things myself, though!

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I started coding my first story about two weeks ago and I already got the hang of it! Of course, everyone learns at a different pace, but most of it is just practice and trial & error. You can watch Joseph Evans, Episode TV, and Episode Notes on YouTube. Forums also help a lot, but I personally learn faster from YouTube since Iโ€™m a visual learner. Youโ€™ll learn something new about coding every day, so just incorporate that with what you already know and build on from there. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll be a pro in no time! I hope this helped! :relaxed:

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