We’ve just updated the Writer’s Portal to include a tool that could be helpful if you’re directing some timed choices: The Timer Helper!
The Timer Helper is located in the Director’s Tools, under the “More Helpers” button. This tool allows you to freely move your timer and copy the stage into your Donacode, along with restarting the timer, to test if the length of time feels correct for your choice.
Here’s a demo video, to show you exactly how it works!
The helper text from the Previewer currently outputs donacode in the same spot placement format as characters, and that you’ll need to change it to work with timed choices.
The helper will display the text as:
@timer spot scale x y
You’ll change it to:
timer to scale x y
This is how you can create custom spot placements for a timed choice:
choice (choice_title) [timed:duration:location:choice] location → use a specific spot placement: timer to scale x y example: timer to 0.9 160 307
Let us know if you have any questions about or issue with this new feature by contacting our support team!
The Episode Team