This Pack has Sliders for manipulating characters and creating special effects. It should be stated up front that future changes to the MovieStorm program could break these props.
There are 9 sliders in this pack:
The following are invisible to the camera and used for movement or effects:
Sedan_SliderN (Not Scalable)
SizerSlider (For changing a characters size)
The remaining sliders are props:
HoverSliderS (Silver Single Person)
HoverSlider0S (OverSized- Multiple People)
HoverSliderN (Orange Single Person)
You should know in advance that once the actor is on the slider they cannot move off it or navigate on it. Generally, they work by clicking on an actor not on the set, then the slider and selecting "place here".
The Sedan_Sliders are designed to make it easier to position 4 actors in a Police Cruiser size car. They will also work easily with actors in the front seat of any size car and could probably be positioned for backseat passengers in smaller cars but I haven't tried this. More details on it's use can be found in the Sedan_Slider readme. I would recommend using the Sedan_SliderN (N at the end)as it was a late addition to the pack and it just works better then the Sedan_Slider. I left the Sedan_Slider in the pack because it is Scaleable and it might be used with some larger vehicles.
It can be used with a green screen with a person lying down on it and the camera shooting from above to simulate falling.
I also may a weird jumping motion by elevating the slider and dragging it incrementally along the timeline. Each time I stopped the dragging motion resulted in the actor touching down on the ground.(On second thought, maybe not. I haven't had success re-creating this)
You can also simulate a skiing motion which would be nice if someone modded some ski's.
This could be used to simulate multiple people on a treadway people mover.
It also can used to manipulate an actor in a quick whip-like motion or a slow arcing motion that is similar to someone riding a skateboard. I modded a skateboard but it can't be stacked onto the long slider to create this effect.
SizerSlider - Any change in the size will also effect any character placed on it, before or after the size change.
Skateboard - A character can be placed on it and moved in the same fashion as a vehicle by clicking on it and holding down the shift key and dragging.
HoverSliders - A character can be placed on it and moved in the same fashion as a vehicle by clicking on it and holding down the shift key and dragging. They can also be dragged into the sky by holding down Shift and Control at the same time to simulate flying. The Hoversliders seem to be able to only have a character placed on them in the front half. (In reality all the sliders can elevate but the HoverSliders are designed to look like Hoverboards)
As of the release date of this pack there are videos of some of these effects on my movie page. I may take them down or condense and move them in the future.
My discovery of the slider mod concept originated with Rampa so please include credit for Rampa and Nahton in your movie for this mod. I would also like to thank Davidwww, Zuckerman, D. L. Watson and Poulet Noir for the assistance and advice they provided during the development of this pack. I'd also like to thank Jorge for suggesting the Hoverboard might be a good idea.
EDIT - Being a noob modder and somewhat sleep deprived at the time, I posted a zipped file of my MS directory addon folder instead of the packed addon with the additional screenshots and readme's zipped into it. I'll try to sort it all out and upload the packed addon when I get home and have a high speed onnection.
EDIT (2/26) - I've rezipped the download file to include a properly packed addon with the readme's and screenshots.
EDIT (3/4) - Replaced download with Version 1.02 - Fixed Sedan_SliderN to make it invisible to camera.
NOTE (2/10/12): I have not done any recent quality control testing on this mod. Due to Moviestorm code changes the SizerSlider does not work. Last I checked the scalable feature could cause performance or video corruption issues so be forewarned should you choose to try using it.