Controls common to all image generators

All image generators have common controls, located in the Generator Inspector. For lists of controls specific to each type of image generator, see Image generators overview.

The Generator Inspector contains the following controls for all image generators:

  • Reset: A curved arrow button that restores the generator to its default settings.

    Inspector showing reset button
  • Width: A slider that sets the width of the generator, in pixels. Values range from 1 to the width of your project.

  • Height: A slider that sets the height of the generator, in pixels. Values range from 1 to the height of your project.

  • Pixel Aspect Ratio: A pop-up menu that sets the aspect ratio of the pixels drawn by the generator. Values can be selected from the following menu options: Square, NTSC D1/DV, NTSC D1/DV Anamorphic, PAL D1/DV, PAL D1/DV Anamorphic, Anamorphic 2:1, D4/D16, D4/D16 Anamorphic, HD (960 x 720, 1440 x 1080), HD (1280 x 1080), or Custom. When you select a value other than Custom, the Pixel Aspect Ratio of that selection appears in a value field next to the pop-up menu. Enter values from 0 to 10000 in the value field. If the value does not correspond to a preset value (for example, 2 for Anamorphic 2:1), Custom appears in the pop-up menu.

Important: The Opacity parameter in the Generator HUD is identical to the Opacity control located in the Properties Inspector. This slider sets the transparency of the generator as a whole. Several generators contain a separate opacity control in the Generator Inspector, which is independent of the like-named control in the Properties Inspector.