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Making Good Sliders

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Making Delicious Sliders: A Guide. by: RandomJibberish

The following articles are more of a how to make good sliders. They is achieved by using images and explains why it works. If you want to see a list of slider techniques, please redirect yourself to Slider Techniques.

There is a growing epidemic of horrible, horrible sliders which make me want to commit suicide over seeing them again, so I am making this to help improve the quality of your curves.

All of these sliders use Bezier Curves - any Catmull slider can be improved with beziers, true story.

Contents

Wise words from wise peoples

Ephemeral

always align slider endpoints to the smallest possible value - that is, if you drag them any further backwards, the slider will shorten. the point will center itself in the slider end and will make attaining passable curves much easier to accomplish.

Also, doing this makes reverse selection on sliders not fuck them up. Which is a good thing.

Directory

Here is a list of the basic ones:

Making Good Sliders
Basic


Below are good sliders with images, follow notes, if any

Inspiration Gallery Corner

blame naraku

narakucrimson's sliders of wonderment

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"U" Slider

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Semi-elbow

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Awesome wiggles

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Interesting heart-shaped slider

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Slider blankets

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Creativity is just a click away! (or quite a lot)

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You know, creativity:

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Self-blanketed slider

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D33d's pratting around

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BD's big fancy things

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Zodiac Signs

By Krisom

Capricorn

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Cancer

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Gemini

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More Zodiac Signs

By Soaprman

Scorpio

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Taurus

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Armin's sliders of further wonderment

Xmas' tree

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Extended Loops

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Crushed slider

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Spirals

with and without anchor points

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Heart sliders

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Other stuff/patterns

please read notes, if any

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you need to use a velocity slider's variation here
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classic shape, just with a little variation: there's an anchor point that helps you to make the slider in a short time

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for a good flow

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