Sculptor 3 - includes a Custom Library feature for users who would like to create their own library content.
To use this feature, you will need to have some experience with image editing software. Image editing is a vast topic and way beyond the scope of this tutorial.
Search the Internet for +"photoshop" +tutorial or +"Paint shop Pro" +tutorial if you would like learn more about image editing.
Image editing programs we recommend are "Paint Shop Pro" for beginners and "Photoshop" for advanced users.
If you are not familiar with image editing software, chances are you know someone who is. Maybe you could solicit their help.
The following is a list of items that can be edited using the custom library. These files are located in the custom directory located under the Sculptor 3 directory. For example, if you installed Sculptor 3 in the recommended drive/directory, the files would be located in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Sculptor 3\Libraries\Custom
All the files already exist so the easiest way to see how it works is to just edit one of the files and then see how the changes are reflected in Sculptor 3. It is easy once you get the hang of it.
Be sure to select the Custom Library from the Setup program when using this feature.
For example, to edit the backdrop image for day 1 of the 12-day program using the custom library, open your preferred image-editing program. Then open the following file:
C:\Program Files\Sculptor 3\Libraries\Custom\Pic1.gif
Add some text or a simple graphic change to the file and then save the file back into the original directory.
Now, start Sculptor 3 from the library/setup. Change to the custom library and begin your affirmation practice for day 1. You will see your changes reflected on the background image.
Congratulations! You have made your first custom library edit.
In many cases, you will only want to edit the backdrop images and stories to reflect your own goals. However, for those users wanting to utilize the full power of the add-on library, we list all the editable items below.
Also, make sure you use the correct extensions. Image file extensions are ".gif". Text files use ".txt" and ".rtf". Use the extensions as indicated below. To create "rtf" files, you will need MS Word or similar word processing software with a "rtf" save feature -- rtf stands for "Rich Text Format."
Files used in the Custom Library
Pic1.gif through Pic12.gif
These are the image backdrop files.
Note: ".jpg" images can also be used when creating background images.
Backdrop image names
This file contains the titles that are displayed in the setup program for each of the backdrop images.
Story1.txt through Story12.txt
These files are where you add the story text to accompany the background images.
Note: when using the custom library and goal images, your stories should be made up of goals, plans, or a script dialoging what is taking place in the goal image. You might like to imagine yourself to be a playwright working on his/her latest creation.
eBook (available in advanced mode)
eBook.exe or eBook.pdf
If Sculptor finds either of these two files, then an eBook menu option will appear on the tool bar which would enable the user to view the eBook.
The following two options, eBook.exe and eBook.pdf, are available for third party companies who would like to create an add-on library that can work with the Sculptor 3 program. The eBook option enables these companies to package their own material into eBook format for inclusion along with the add-on library.
To create the eBook.exe file, you will need an eBook creation program. We recommend eBook Edit Pro. To create the eBook.pdf file, you will require a PDF file creator. We recommend the Adobe Distiller program (though this is a more expensive option).
You will find 20 files that start with the prefix "TriggerSymbol-" and end with the "gif" extension. These files contain the trigger symbols. Change the text following the "-" symbol to reflect the files name.
You will find 20 files that start with the prefix "PowerSymbol-" and end with the "gif" extension. These files contain the power symbols.
This single file plays the Trigger sound.
This single file is used in the Visual Aid feature of Sculptor 3 and should contain elements from all 12 background images.
This file contains a selection of quotes that will be displayed on the Sculptor 3 splash screen at startup.
The Plan (available in advanced mode)
This file contains The Plan text. This file would reference the eBook if used and also direct users to complete assignments. Have a look at how this works. The Sculptor 3 male or female library should give you a good idea of how to construct this file.
Assignments (available in advanced mode)
Assignment files come in pairs and are displayed as Assignment Instruction and Assignment Workbook.
For example, the following two files:
Assignment 01-My Goals.rtf
Workbook 01-My Goals.rtf
Would be displayed under the Assignment menu as:
The two digits (e.g. 01) indicate the position of the assignment in the list. The "Assignment-" and "Workbook-" prefixes are used to tell Sculptor 3 that these are assignment files.
Tip Techniques (available in advanced mode)
This file contains tips and techniques you would like to use with Sculptor 3. You will generally come across these ideas when reading about the practice of affirmation or attending affirmation seminars.
Files that are prefixed with "Affirmations-" and end with the ".txt" extension will be included in the sample affirmation drop down menu.
This file contains the subliminal messages.
For those users who do not want to create there own libraries, see www.AffirmWare.com.au/libraries.html for details about Add-on Libraries created by AffirmWare and third party developers.