Adding a CTC animation to custom name

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Adding a CTC animation to custom name

#1 Post by chesarty » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:19 am

I'm wondering how to add a CTC animation to the dialogue of the player character. I can't find an easy way of doing this :(

Here's my code:

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$ mc = renpy.input("Your Name", length=8)
    $ mc = mc.strip()
    if mc == "":
        $ mc="MC"
        
init -1:
    $ d = Character("Damon", ctc="ctc_animation", ctc_position="fixed")
    $ a = Character("Atticus", color="#ffffff", ctc="ctc_animation", ctc_position="fixed")
    $ r = Character("Rhys", ctc="ctc_animation", ctc_position="fixed")
    $ e = Character("Enzo", ctc="ctc_animation", ctc_position="fixed")
    $ n = Character(None, ctc="ctc_animation", ctc_position="fixed")
Adding the ctc animation definition to the renpy.input line doesn't work...

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Re: Adding a CTC animation to custom name

#2 Post by chesarty » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:32 am

Still can't find a solution to this.

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$ mc = Character("[mc]", ctc="ctc_animation", ctc_position="fixed")
This does nothing :/

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Re: Adding a CTC animation to custom name

#3 Post by RicharDann » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:39 am

Characters should be defined with define statement. Also you may want to use a different variable for the character's name to avoid confusion with the character object. Try something like:

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define mc = Character("[mc_name]", ctc="ctc_animation")

label start:
    $ mc_name = renpy.input("Your Name", length=8)
    $ mc_name = mc_name.strip()

    mc "My name is [mc_name]!"
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Re: Adding a CTC animation to custom name

#4 Post by chesarty » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:27 pm

RicharDann wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:39 am
Characters should be defined with define statement. Also you may want to use a different variable for the character's name to avoid confusion with the character object. Try something like:

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define mc = Character("[mc_name]", ctc="ctc_animation")

label start:
    $ mc_name = renpy.input("Your Name", length=8)
    $ mc_name = mc_name.strip()

    mc "My name is [mc_name]!"
Thanks! That worked. Do you have any idea why it didn't work before? Before this I used define statements to define the character, but it still didn't work. From what I can see the code is the exact same one I used earlier... :| Maybe it just got confused because of the naming?

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Re: Adding a CTC animation to custom name

#5 Post by chesarty » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:03 pm

Welp, now the ctc animation is gone again. I literally didn't change the code at all but it just disappeared??? Only on the mc character, too.

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