Adding Backgrounds & Changing Scenes

  • Click on the "Art Catelog" tab at the top of the screen. You will see all available Episode backgrounds.

  • To add a background to your story, all you need to do is copy and paste the background name into your script.

  • Every time you add a background name to the script, it creates a new scene.

  • Any characters or overlays you want in the scene must be added after the background name.

Switching & Showing Different Zones

Each background consists of 1 - 3 zones. (Some backgrounds have 4-6)

When you add a background to your script, it defaults to the first zone.

If you want to start your scene off in a different zone, you will need to use the "cut" command.

@cut to zone #

Change "#" to the zone number. This command will immediately go to that zone.

If you want the "camera" to move to another zone, you will need to use the "pan" command.

@pan to zone #

Change "#" to the zone number. This command will make the "camera" move to that zone.

If you want the pan to be slower or faster, add timing to the command.

@pan to zone # in T

Here are some example codes:

@cut to zone 2

@pan to zone 3 in 4

@pan to zone 1 in 0.5

Adding & Placing Characters
You can place your characters in the scene by using the "stands" command.

There are screen positions that characters can stand at.

  • screen center

  • screen left

  • screen right

  • upscreen left

  • upscreen right

  • back left

  • back right

  • back far left

  • back far right

The "stands" command is:

@CHARACTER stands position

Here is an example code:

@DARA stands screen center

Characters Entering & Exiting the Scene

Characters can enter or exit the scene from either the left or right side of the screen, which is the direction.

The command to enter the scene is:

@CHARACTER enters from direction to position

Here is an example code:

@DARA enters from right to upscreen left

The command to exit the scene is:

@CHARACTER exits direction

Here is an example code:

@DARA exits left

Change Direction of Characters

To have your character face left or right, use this command:

@CHARACTER faces direction

Here is an example code:

@DARA faces right

Make Characters Talk

To add dialogue and make characters say something, this is how it should look in your script:

CHARACTER

Dialogue here.

If you want your character to do an animation while talking:

CHARACTER (animation)

Dialogue here.

Here is an example:

DARA (talk_excited_happy)

Hello, it's nice to meet you!

Make Characters Do Animations

If you want a character to do an animation without making them talk, the command is:

@CHARACTER is animation

Here is an example code:

@DARA is react_pumpfist_happy

Make Characters Walk

If you want a character to walk to a different positin on the screen, the command is:

@CHARACTER walks to position

Here is an example code:

@DARA walks to screen right

You can make your character walk to a different zone and have the camera follow the character with the "follows" command:

@follow CHARACTER to position in zone #

Here is an example code:

@follow DARA to back right in zone 3