Take control over your players' canvas position and zoom (manually or by macro) for demonstrations and cinematics.
"One Thing to Pan Them!
One Thing to Find Them!
One Thing to Zoom them
And to the GM's Canvas Bind Them!"
Hot Pan & Zoom!
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Feel free to head over to this mod on Forge, where you can even pay for it what you like: https://eu.forge-vtt.com/bazaar/package/hot-pan
This is absolutely optional! Don't feel obliged in any way to do so. My mod is and will remain available for free.
Video Demo on youtube
So what is it exactly?
Are you tired of your players complaining about things like...
- "Hey, where's my token gone again?"
- "Where the h... are you (the GM)? I think you've lost us! What are you trying to show us over there?"
It happens to me quite often that I (as the GM) like panning and scrolling around, enthusiastically trying to demonstrate something in the scene to my players, but I tend to forget that they cannot follow me on their screens! So I am frequently losing their attention without noticing.
And a more fancy thing: I like scripting big macros for playing cinematic animation sequences that do a lot of stuff across the scene. But then I forget that most of it won't be noticed by the players, as it happens to take place in a far-away corner of the scene that they are currently just not looking at! :(
This is why I've created this whole thing.
It is a systems-agnostic utility for keeping players' canvas position & zoom in sync with the GM's screen.
For instance, it allows to take over control of the players' canvas for a short time to draw their attention to important things ("Hey! Have a look at THIS!").
And it comes in handy for cinematic reasons, like in the animation sequence shown in the video demo. Feel free to experiment!
More info on GitHub ...
How to use it in macos? Best practices?
Dependencies & Compatibility?
See the Readme on the releated GitHub project for all the details: https://github.com/coffiarts/FoundryVTT-hot-pan