|This is pretty much the coolest software ever written. —Neal Acree, Music Composer for Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis|
SWTSG is a steaming hot plate of awesome! —Fan Cinema Today
You bestride the earth as like unto a god. —Brian Pratt, Seattle WA USA
I am flipping out. This is the best thing I’ve ever seen a home computer do. —Ozzie Grenardo M.D., Denver CO USA
Brilliant. Absolute class. —Pete Hamilton, Herts UK
JAW-DROPPING. That is phenomenal. Better than expected, better than imagined. —Rod Galindo, Simulation Systems Analyst, Kansas City KS USA
“Thank you” just doesn’t quite cut it. I’d swear it was done in a professional studio. —Dustin J. George, Burbank CA USA
Best software in the world, ever —Nick, author of learnvst.wordpress.com, Nottingham England UK
|3.||In the control window, enter the name of your fictional distributor and a tagline of distributor info. The image preview window will show how
your distributor logo will appear.
|4.||Enter the name of your fictional film company and a “limited liability” tag. The image window will show a preview.
Note that this is just a simple, green silhouette of the logo when you generate the whole sequence, it will look better.
|5.||Enter your intro text that will appear just before the big text crawl. The image window will show an image that looks like this:
|6.||Enter your title logo. The image window will then show this. (Note: In the final render, there will be stars in the background of
this title logo this preview image does not show them.)
|7.||Enter your crawl text. The image window will then show this. (Note: In the final render, there will be stars in the background of
this text crawl this preview image does not show them.)
Any single-row paragraph will be automatically centered, and if it is also in all upper-case, it will be vertically stretched to about twice the normal line height. This is useful for starting your text with something like this:
A NEW NAME
(If you want to manually control the positioning of the text, you can do it by putting any number of spaces at the beginning of the line.)
|8.||Click over to the “Generate” tab, and select your movie’s pixel dimensions, frame rate, destination folder, and starfield option. (If you are using the SECAM system, choose the PAL options which are identical — mes excuses.)
Note that the default folder, “Star Wars TSG Frames” does not exist, and you will need to manually create it.
If you choose “Auto,” a starfield will be automatically generated for the Title and Crawl parts of the sequence. Otherwise, you will need to choose a starfield image. In the current version of the app, this image should be the same size as your chosen “Width” and “Height Used.” (If it is not, it will be scaled, but only by a crude, nearest-pixel scaling method.)
Question: I chose an “Anamorphic DVD” resolution, but the image is letterboxed. Aren’t anamorphic widescreen DVDs supposed to be without letterboxing in their images?
Answer: Not necessarily. See this page to understand why.