MetaHarper Show Tools 6.x (New 2021!) Version 6.2.5 (Aug 2, 2021)

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NOTE: SUMMER 2019:' has been updated to reflect the current 6.x release.

Major new functionality changes in all aspects of the show tools suite. MST has been heavily optimized to perform well in high crowd, high potential lag environments. Additionally setup steps have been streamlined and many new features added in every component, including the ability to operate with a seperate HUD product for people who prefer HUD-based usage.


MetaHarper Show Tools is a complete, collaborative system for managing SL performances. If you need to rez and de-rez props safely and accurately, move objects and avatars smoothly, script camera zooms and pans, choreograph animations and special effects with real time precision, then you have found the right toolkit.

I created this set of tools to promote the performing arts and creative exhibitions within SL and attempt to enable truly collaborative work, where a group of cooperating individuals can work on the same objects at the same time. Normally in-world creation tools are difficult to share with people other than the owner, but this tool suite attempts to break these barriers.

These tools have been used for years to run weekly multimedia shows across the grid, large annual acclaimed performances, and as part of exhibits in the Linden Endowment for the Arts regions.

The MetaHarper Show Tools package contains a number of modular components that can be used individually or together, as you wish. The full online documentation of how to use them can be found at and you may wish to take a look there first.

These tools are powerful, and require some careful reading and/or experimentation to take greatest advantage. The target audience for these tools are individuals or groups with some moderate technical ability, attempting to reliably automate sequences of events (camera actions, avatar movements, object rezzing, object movements, avatar animations, etc).

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  • Rezzing optimized for live performances
  • Camera Control and Machinema
  • Group Animation and Movement Choreography
  • Automation of stage FX and avatar outfit changes
  • Collaborative Design

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Best dance value on the grid!

Posted February 17, 2020 by AzizaNadira 5 stars

All tool included to create as complex or simple of a performance, interactive event, sim tour, machinima or video that you could want. Simple to use and RELIABLE. Low lag features works reliably even in extreme circumstances. The rezzer alone is worth the money!

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Top quality...

Posted January 16, 2019 by spicystrung 5 stars

... For such a small price!
The whole thing is very modular and you can use only what you need.
The ability to control the whole thing via local chat makes it really powerful as you can create your own HUDs, objects and other scripts to interact with.. .anything!
There was a bit of a learning curve at the beginning to get it all working, but once past that, it's a breeze! Everything just work.
I haven't used other tools, so I can't really compare, but I think it's money well spent!

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