Hello! This is my first topic/post. I doubt I'm doing this forum-thing right, but anything to get some insight to my problem. Well, its not really a problem, more of a question. Or is it a request? *new to this*
My problem/question is this; I want to do something called a Cut-In. It looks like this *from the script screen-shots in the next link*: Picture
Basically, its a thing when for example I use a special skill, *or any skill* A "Cut-In" picture appears BEFORE the skill executes *EX: the battle animation begins and damage is dealt to an enemy.* I've seen it in a battle system once, and thought it was really cool.
So, I tried finding out how it was done, searching on google and all, I never knew what it was called until I FINALLY found the name. After searching for it I found this script: Cut In Skill Animation
Unfortunately it was for VX and not XP.
So I looked at it and couldn't make heads or tail of what it did... I searched on google more and found nothing else. I gave up on trying to find a script and went to manual attempts. Ex: Stupidly played around with common events, conditional branches and pictures. *not very great with RPG Maker*
In the end, I did manage to sort of make it work, using the default move "Cross Cut" to test with, I made it use a common event, which I labeled "Battle" and this is what the common event looked like:
It sort of worked, aside from the picture not being properly in place, but I can just use trial and error for that. My main problem is that the skill *As in animation and damage caused* would play BEFORE the common event, meaning that though the event did activate, it happened AFTER the skill was performed...
*coughs* I'm sure everything I've done probably wasn't necessary, but I suck at RPG Maker and have pretty much, NO knowledge of scripting... But if someone could please help me! Be it making a script that would work with XP, or just a helpful explanation of how to I-don't-know, pause the skill or something. It would be REALLY, REALLY appreciated!!!
PS: If you think this should be.. Moved?? *I think that's the word.* somewhere else *heaven knows how I do that* please tell me, anything to get this noticed and hopefully solved/helped!