Frequently asked questions

General

What are the system requirements of BixPack?

The system requirements can be found on this page.

Why do I need BluffTitler to use the templates?

BixPack templates are provided as BluffTitler show files. This means that you need BluffTitler to play and render them.

A free evaluation version of BluffTitler can be found here.

Please note that a BixPack license does not include a BluffTitler license.

Which aspects can be changed of the templates?

All texts and pictures can easily be changed as well as the fonts, colours and materials.

If you are an experienced BluffTitler user you can change anything you like including adding/removing texts and pictures, adjusting the camera path and changing the duration. If you want you can build new templates with the BixPack 3D models, textures and effects.

Do I need the PRO version of BluffTitler?

No. The BixPack templates play exactly the same in the EASY as in the PRO version. The EASY version allows you to edit the texts and the pictures, but if you want to edit all effects and properties or want to rebuild the BixPack templates from scratch you need the PRO version.

What is the aspect ratio of the BixPack shows?

16:9 (widescreen)

Can the BixPack shows be rendered in HD?

Yes. By using the BluffTitler GUI you can export the templates in any resolution and aspect ratio you like. Choose File > Set Show Resolution... to change the resolution. BluffTitler has presets for all HD resolutions including 1280x720, 1440x1080 and 1920x1080.

The maximum resolution BluffTitler can render depends mostly on the available video memory. For HD resolutions you require a graphics card with at least 512 MB video memory. The more video memory, the better the antialiasing quality.

Can the BixPack shows be rendered with transparency info?

No. The BixPack shows have not been designed for transparent export.

How do I know which shader version my graphics card supports?

Take a look at the technical specs of your graphics card. It should say something like support for shader model 3 (or higher).

Or start BluffTitler, choose Help > Technical Info and select the Renderer tab.

Buying BixPack

How do I buy BixPack?

You can order BixPack on this page.

Downloading BixPack

How do I download the templates?

When you order BixPack you receive a link to a download location of a ZIP file. This file is about 20 MB and contains the BluffTitler show files, textures, 3D models, EPS and effect files.

You can copy the ZIP file to your offline computer. The BixPack templates do not require access to the internet.

Can I download the templates again in case I have lost them?

Yes

How do I uncompress a ZIP file?

Windows has built-in ZIP support. Right click on the ZIP file and choose Extract All... to unpack all the files.

Press F1 on your desktop and search for "unzip" to find out more about using Windows to unzip files.

You can also use WinZip.

Where do I place the unzipped files?

You can place them anywhere you like.

Using BixPack

By using the BluffTitler GUI you can easily change the texts, fonts and pictures of the templates.

How do I play a BixPack template?

In BluffTitler choose the menu item File > Open Show... to open a .bt show file.

You can also click the Open Show... button on the tool window.

Double clicking the .bt file also plays it.

And the 4th way is to drag and drop the .bt file onto BluffTitler's render window.

How do I switch from the BluffTitler player to the BluffTitler editor?

Press F11 or choose Settings > Tool Window.

How do I change the texts?

In BluffTitler choose Edit > Change all Texts....

This page offers an in-depth tutorial on changing the texts and pictures of a template.

How do I change the pictures?

In BluffTitler choose Edit > Change all Textures....

This page offers an in-depth tutorial on changing the texts and pictures of a template.

How do I export a BixPack template as a video file?

In BluffTitler choose File > Export as Movie....

How do I change the resolution of a BixPack template?

In BluffTitler choose File > Set Show Resolution....

Can I add an extra text to a BixPack template, or change its duration?

Yes. By using the BluffTitler GUI you can change any aspect of the animation. For example you can add an extra text by pressing the Add Text Layer button and you can change the duration by pressing the Set Show Duration... button.

Can I replace a picture by a video?

Yes. Press the Select Texture... button in the F9 dialog.

This page offers an in-depth tutorial on changing the texts and pictures of a template.

How do I make parts of a picture transparent?

Some pictures in the templates use a greenscreen effect to make everything that is green transparent. This works great if you want to replace a picture by a video. Alternatively you can use a 32 bits PNG, TGA, BMP or AVI file with an alpha channel.

Fonts

Are the fonts included in the pack?

No, you can find them here:

Download the fonts for BIXPACK 1 - Virtual Studios
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 2 - Ornaments
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 3 - Home Videos
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 4 - Lights, Camera, Action
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 5 - Sports
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 6 - Shine and Glow
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 7 - Glitz and Glam
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 8 - Dust, Dirt & Destruction
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 9 - Emotions
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 10 - Splines in Space
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 11 - Party
Download the fonts for BIXPACK 12 - Lists

Do I have to download the fonts?

No. The BixPack templates do not rely on a particular font. BluffTitler will automatically switch to Arial if it can't find a font. You can use the BluffTitler GUI to select your favorite font.

How do I know which fonts a pack requires?

On this page all fonts the pack requires are listed. Click on the font name to download the font. Use the PREVIOUS PACK and NEXT PACK buttons to select another pack.

How do I install a new font?

Unzip the file you have downloaded from the font site and copy the font file (.ttf or .otf) to the C:\Windows\Fonts folder.

You can also right click on the font file and select install.

Music

Is the music of the promo video included in the pack?

No, you can find it here:

Download the music of BIXPACK 1 - Virtual Studios
Download the music of BIXPACK 2 - Ornaments
Download the music of BIXPACK 3 - Home Videos
Download the music of BIXPACK 4 - Lights, Camera, Action
Download the music of BIXPACK 5 - Sports
Download the music of BIXPACK 6 - Shine and Glow
Download the music of BIXPACK 7 - Glitz and Glam
Download the music of BIXPACK 8 - Dust, Dirt & Destruction
Download the music of BIXPACK 9 - Emotions
Download the music of BIXPACK 10 - Splines in Space
Download the music of BIXPACK 11 - Party
Download the music of BIXPACK 12 - Lists

Are the audio samples of the promo video included in the pack?

No.

May I sell and/or distribute videos that I have created with BixPack?

Yes

Bixpack templates are offered as royalty free. This means that after purchase, you may use them to create as many videos as you like and do with them whatever you like without having to pay royalties to Outerspace Software.

May I publish my BixPack created videos on YouTube, Vimeo and other online video sharing sites?

Yes

May I publish my BixPack created videos on my own website?

Yes

May I sell and/or distribute my BixPack created videos on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and other media?

Yes

May I sell and/or distribute the BixPack files?

No

The videos that you create with the BixPack files are owned by you, but the BixPack files itself including all the textures, 3D models, effects and EPS files are copyrighted by Outerspace Software and may not be resold or distributed. This is a very important distinction.

If you want to sell a BluffTitler template including BixPack files to a client you have to buy a BixPack license for your client as well.

May I use the BixPack files for my Headsub templates?

Yes

May I upload BixPack files to the BluffTitler gallery?

No

Do I have to buy a license for every computer?

No. You need a license per user, not per computer.

Does a BixPack license include the use of the fonts?

No. BixPack does not include fonts. It only offers links to fonts. Most of them are free for personal use. Please contact the font designers for the exact terms of use.

Does a BixPack license include the use of the music?

No. The music of the promotion video is not included. On this page you can find links to the music. Please contact the sound designers for the terms of use.