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TOPIC: Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator

Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 01 Jun 2012 02:59 #9097

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Given that Prometheus has just his cinemas all over the world, I thought an effect that could simulate text dialogue with a computer might be useful - in the style of Alien, which hit screens 33 years ago.

There were scenes when crew members 'got inside' the ship's computer.





My version:




For more information and download link, visit my blog.
Last Edit: 01 Jun 2012 03:03 by peteramwiggins.
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 01 Jun 2012 04:10 #9102

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Hey alex. I was looking on your site and saw this generator. It said that I had to download a font and when I followed the link that you provided it said it was only for windows machine. I am on an iMac. How can I use this effect with out the font because it is a really cool generator. Thanks in advance for all your work and any advice you might have for me.
Last Edit: 01 Jun 2012 04:11 by jdm4given1.
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 01 Jun 2012 12:56 #9115

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@jdm4given1
Once you are on the Ufont page, you will see three different downloading links. Click on the one saying "Download Centrum Light Regular [TTF File]". The font file will then automatically download to the Download folder on your Mac. Open your Download folder and click twice on the downloaded file (ufonts.com_centrum-light-regular.ttf). A small window will pop-up showing the font. Click on the "Install font" button at the bottom of the window and you're done.
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 04 Jun 2012 00:06 #9217

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thanks! Great effect!
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 05 Jun 2012 14:12 #9271

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Hi Alex. This looks like a nice effect. However, after downloading the plug-in I downloaded the Centrun Light font form the free uFont website. While unpacking the font my iMac displayed that the image has the malware virus: OSX.FkCodec.i.

I will try to post the message here.
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 05 Jun 2012 20:19 #9282

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Thanks for posting this.

When I click the 'Download Centrum Light Regular [TTF File]' link, I get a single .ttf file, not a .dmg

Do you know where the 'download.dmg' file came from?
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 06 Jun 2012 03:34 #9315

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Thanks wdevn for your post about a virus you found. I don't know if it was hosted at the site that hosted the font I linked to, so I took a closer look.

After examining the font file with more care I found that it had been pirated from the freefont.de website.

As I don't want to link my blog to pirated software I've modified the blog post and the effect to work with a paid version of the font by default.

It can work with any font on your system, but looks most like the sequences in Alien if you use 'Centrum Light' or 'Berthold City Light' or 'Bitstream Slabserif 711 Light.' The cheapest version is 'Centrum Light' from Fontspring.

Please note that to anyone who has already downloaded the font I linked to before that there is no virus built into the 'Centrum Light Regular' font or the link.

Thanks all for bearing with me!
Last Edit: 06 Jun 2012 03:35 by alex4D.
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 06 Jun 2012 09:04 #9342

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alex4D wrote:
Thanks for posting this.

When I click the 'Download Centrum Light Regular [TTF File]' link, I get a single .ttf file, not a .dmg

Do you know where the 'download.dmg' file came from?

Yep! It came from a link I clicked on your site:

ufonts.com

It looks like your site now links to another site. BTW, how can another font be set? Is it possible to set another font?
LLAP,
James
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Last Edit: 06 Jun 2012 09:25 by wdevn.
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 06 Jun 2012 11:45 #9347

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The way that site is set up is they've set up a few big buttons marked 'Download' - these lead to other sites with .dmg files.

Sorry about that - when I initially searched for the font, found it on this site and used the numeric confirmation and clicked the .ttf link on the following page I wasn't taken to the wxdownload.com site where the download.dmg was hosted.
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 06 Jun 2012 14:46 #9355

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I found a free version of Centrum Light, hope is the same.
ufonts.com/fonts/centrum-light-regular.html :whistle:
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 06 Jun 2012 15:09 #9357

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I've modified the effect to add a font selection and text scale control.
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 07 Jun 2012 14:10 #9385

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So do I now have to reinstall the plug-in?
LLAP,
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Re: Interface 2037: 'Alien'-style title generator 07 Jun 2012 16:07 #9394

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Version 1.0 works fine - it's just that it uses a pirated font. It is up to you whether you still use it. You can choose a different font in the Text tab of the inspector.

Version 1.1 uses a paid version of the font by default and adds a horizontal scale control for the text.
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