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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This toolset is an exquisite gem for any choreographer.

Posted February 04, 2016 by Usher Piers 5 stars

This toolset is an exquisite gem for any choreographer. It combines a rezzer, timeline, camera, movers and more. With these tools a dancer/builder can create shows or art installations which can be played by anyone on demand. This approach is especially useful for collaborative projects. The animations will be in the dance pads with no need to wear any dance huds. The creator answered promptly, and with an update he fixed all known bugs. It works like a charm. The swiss army knife of show tools. Thanks a million, keep up the good work! Five stars.

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A MUST HAVE for any SL Performance artist!

Posted October 06, 2015 by Sho Kyong 5 stars

I have been dancing in SL for over 4 years now, this tool has raised the bar for me to the next level. I love the camera feature and have used it several of my performances. It's truly satisfyingly when you can show the audience your act and have them see it as you intend. The Camera allows you to cam, pan and create a feeling of depth within your set.

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