In a side scroller setting, I get the character to walk a predetermined spline, and it works well, rotating correctly and all. However, the tutos I watched prerequisite the character begins the level attached to the spline, and can only walk back and forth along the spline itself. So the question is, on a side scrolling level, how do I define the character to freely move, and freely enter and exit a single in-level section where the movement is determined by the spline?
A side question, unrelated: How to switch between several characters in runtime? Like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bJJ9Abrn5U