As opposed to those who are discussing motorized sleds, etc., my situation is a bit more mundane and low tech.
As others may have seen in my other posts, I am doing CIH a little unconventionally, by combining a 4x3 projector with a Panamorph VC lens AND a DIY HE lens. With the stretch provided by my projector, I can get a very nice 2.35:1 image.
However, trying to incorporate it into our living room is another matter. My projector hangs from the ceiling. In front of it hangs the Panamorph, and then in front of that would have hung the DIY enclosure. However, WAF is a constant issue regarding these things, and it has been requested that I do one of two things:
1. Get the projector to slide from the side of the projector (back against the wall) out in front of the Panamorph, which would require some kind of L-shaped or curved track; or
b. Develop a system whereby the DIY HE lens is removable, since I will only need to put it up if we are settling in for a nice long scope movie.
Other issues I am facing. The housing has to have some kind of ability to move backward as well to sit directly in front of, and pretty much be placed in contact with the front face of the Panamorph (this would be to eliminate vignetting issues). I was thinking of having the housing hang from two rotatable "legs" off a main board, whereby the housing itself could then swing backwards to abut the Panamorph, like so: