Sometimes it’s helpful to have nothing happen for a moment, especially as an establishing shot. The “pause” command is denoted in seconds:
@pause for 1.5
The “pause” command is great in a variety of situations. If you’re opening a scene in zone 3 and want to pan to zone 1 to establish the scene, for example, you may want to “pause for 1” in zone 3 before starting your pan. Or if a character is reacting to something another character says, but you don’t have a line of dialogue to correspond with their animation, sometimes a “pause for 2.3” helps to linger on that character for just the right amount of time.