Why is the speech not appearing?


Hi everyone, does anyone know why the speech I have written at the end of this scene is not showing up? Everything after this scene is ok, but there should be speech in this moment, only its not showing?

Please help me, I’m really confused.


Can you show the script?


Did you accidentally tap on the button where it say’s show/hide speech bubble?


Here is the script for the scene I’m having issues with:

@transition fade out white in 3
@JOHNNY changes into Johnny Young 2
@PENNY changes into Penny Young 2
@BILLY changes into Billy Young
@RICK changes into Rick Bomber Jacket
@CONNIE changes into Connie Beige Wrap Dress
@PENNY changes hair into Long High Ponytail
@JOHNNY changes hair into Short Shaggy
@BILLY changes hair into Short Messy Curls
@BILLY spot 1.225 50 0 AND BILLY faces right AND JOHNNY spot 1.225 160 0 AND JOHNNY faces left
@BILLY is laugh_chuckle AND JOHNNY is laugh_chuckle AND RICK stands screen center in zone 2 AND RICK faces left AND RICK is idle_armscrossed_angry_loop
@cut to zone 2

    RICK (talk_armscrossed_angry_loop)
What's going on down here?

@cut to zone 1
@BILLY faces right AND BILLY is react_shocked_gasp AND JOHNNY faces right AND JOHNNY is react_shocked_gasp
@pause for a beat
@BILLY is idle_awkward_scratch_loop

    JOHNNY (talk_awkward_loop)
We were just joking around

@cut to zone 2

    RICK (talk_armscrossed_angry_loop)
Get over here Johnny.

@cut to zone 1

    BILLY (talk_whisper_unsure)
Don't let him get to you.

@JOHNNY faces left AND BILLY is idle

    JOHNNY (talk_neutral_loop)
I know

@JOHNNY is deepbreath
@JOHNNY walks to spot 1.225 50 0 in zone 2 in 3 AND pan to zone 2 in 3

    RICK (talk_argue_angry)
What have I told you about making noise in this house?

    JOHNNY (talk_apathetic)
You're a kid so you should have as much fun as you want!

    RICK (talk_angry)
Don't answer back

    RICK (talk_accuse_angry)
Children should be seen and not heard.

@RICK is idle_armscrossed_angry_loop AND CONNIE stands screen center in zone 3 AND CONNIE faces left AND CONNIE is idle_happy_loop AND PENNY spot 1.225 270 0 in zone 3 AND PENNY faces left AND PENNY is idle_happy_pose
@cut to zone 3
@CONNIE moves to layer 1 AND PENNY moves to layer 0
@RICK faces right AND RICK is idle

    CONNIE (talk_smile_happy_loop)
Hey everyone, look who's here.

    PENNY (talk_greet_neutral)

@cut to zone 2

    RICK (talk_neutral_loop)
I'm gonna go start the car, don't be too long Con, we don't wanna be late.

@cut to zone 3

    CONNIE (talk_agree_happy)
I know honey

@RICK exits right AND BILLY spot 1.225 100 0 in zone 2 AND BILLY faces right AND JOHNNY is idle
@CONNIE walks to screen right in zone 2 in 4 AND pan to zone 2 in 4 AND PENNY walks to spot 1.225 220 0 in zone 2 in 4 AND pan to zone 2 in 4

    CONNIE (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
Johnny Castle, were you antagonising your step father again?

    JOHNNY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
He is not my father, step or otherwise?

    CONNIE (talk_armsraised_neutral)
I know you and he don't get along

    CONNIE (talk_neutral_loop)
But it would really mean a lot to me if you two could at least be civil, ok?

@JOHNNY is deepbreath

    JOHNNY (talk_smile_happy_loop)
Sure mom, I guess I could try harder

    CONNIE (talk_agree_happy)
Thank you Johnny, now I should probably go, you kids have fun.

    JOHNNY (talk_greet_neutral)
Bye mom

@CONNIE exits right
@JOHNNY is idle_sad_loop

    PENNY (talk_think_neutral)
Are you ok Johnny?

    JOHNNY (talk_neutral_loop)
I'm fine

@BILLY walks to spot 1.225 160 0 in 1.5
@BILLY faces left

    BILLY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
Try again!

    JOHNNY (talk_armscrossed_shrug_neutral)
I don't know what you mean?

    BILLY (talk_neutral_loop)
Tell her what that piece of shit did to you.

    PENNY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
What did he do Johnny?

    JOHNNY (talk_shrug_neutral)
He hit me, its no big deal though

@PENNY is react_shocked_gasp

    JOHNNY (talk_reassure_neutral)
I'm fine Pen

    JOHNNY (talk_neutral_loop)
I swear

    PENNY (talk_accuse_angry)
Johnny, that's not ok!

    PENNY (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
You have to tell someone.

    JOHNNY (talk_neutral_loop)
I don't want to.

    BILLY (talk_smile_happy_loop)
Fine, but whatever you decide, we'll be here for you, right Penny?

    PENNY (talk_agree_happy)

    JOHNNY (talk_armscrossed_neutral_loop)
Can we just forget it please, now come on, let's go pick a movie.

@JOHNNY walks to spot 1.225 50 0 in zone 1 in 3 AND BILLY walks to spot 1.225 50 0 in 3 AND PENNY walks to spot 1.225 50 0 in 5

The point where the speech is not being shown is from this line:

    CONNIE (talk_handsonhips_neutral)
Johnny Castle, were you antagonising your step father again?

Please help me if you can, this is so frustrating :smiley:


I’ve tried pressing that button but the speech still does not appear.


Try refreshing the page,maybe It is just a glitch


I’ve tried lots of things, but it’s still not working, I’m hoping to publish at the end of the month (it’s for the Dirty Dancing contest) but I can’t fix it :disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved:


Have you try previewing in the app?


I’ve tried the app and the preview in the writer’s portal


You have 2 of the same commands on the same line which is causing a weird glitch which is why the dialogue isn’t showing up. Get rid of the last pan command and it should work.


Okay thank you, will try that in a bit, I’m out at the moment :blush:


I just did that and it worked, thank you :blush: xx