Changed behaviour: the Target Layer property of the particle layer works differently. Learn more
Bugfix: 24 bits WAV audio files are now correctly exported
Bugfix: 3D models of the particle layer are now correctly updated when switching between shapes (using the 1st dropdown below the textbox)
Bugfix: animated target layers from the lightning and particle layers are now correctly loaded from in the .bt show files
Bugfix: shadows and lightbeams now listen to the Submodel property of the model layer
Bugfix: particles are no longer emitted when they are attached to a sketch layer with the Writer property set to 0
Bugfix: the text styles Tubular Round, Tubular Square and Wireframe are now correctly rendered
Bugfix: very detailed x files are now correctly normalized (centred and scaled). This bugfix can break old shows using such models: press <Control> + <F2> to fix old shows
Removed feature: time-lapse
Removed feature: option to export without audio
Removed feature: option in the installer not to remove the old version
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Bitmap tracer This greatly simplifies the process of turning your 2D logos into 3D models. Choose Layer > Add Layer > Add Traced Picture Layer... to trace a picture. Learn more
Stroked text Borders in BluffTitler were always added to the interior of the texts. With the new Stroked text style we can finally add borders to the outside! Learn more
Stereo rendering When you set the new Pupil Distance property of the camera layer to a non-zero value, 2 viewports are rendered, one for each eye. Pixel shaders are available for red green anaglyph glasses and the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Learn more
New pixel styles The text, EPS and traced picture layers offer the following new styles: Floating Hexagons, Floating Triangles and Bubbles. Learn more
Improved bitmap fonts Version 11 is fully compatible with bitmap fonts created with Alphabix 2.0
Drawing contours The sketch layer now also accepts bitmaps. Learn more
Post render event The File > Export as Movie... dialog now has a Post Render Command Line option. This is executed when the rendering is finished. Learn more.
New text style: holes.
1 new property in the container layer: Pivot Point.
2 new properties in the particle layer: Min/Max Particles and Variation.
4 new buttons in browser panel: Settings, Change all texts, Change all fonts, Change all textures. These buttons make it much easier to use templates.
UHDTV resolution presets in File > Set Show Resolution... dialog.
Released: 2013-2-25 Free upgrade for registered users!
New GUI design: 60 new Metro/Windows 8 style buttons
Resizable tool window
Big app icon (256 x 256)
Change all texts with Edit > Change all Texts
Change all fonts with Edit > Change all Fonts
Change all textures with Edit > Change all Textures
Find a layer with <Control> F
Find next layer with <Control> G
Merge shows with <Control> M
Full audio support
New physics effects: ZigZag and Robotic
New light layer property: Beam Range
New text layer effects: XY-Slices, Z-Slices, Straight Slices, Round Slices, Vertically Revolved, Tubular Square, Light Discs, Light Bulbs, Extended Outlines and Ornaments
New text layer properties: Pivot Point, Slices Position and Slices Rotation
New particle layer effects: 3D Cubes and 3D Blocks
New plasma layer property: Gradient Power
New sketch layer effect: Square
New sketch layer property: Shearing
New model layer properties: Submodel and Pivot Point
Z-Bias properties in the text, EPS, picture and model layers to solve sorting problems.
Advanced cache control: Cache XML files checkbox in the Settings > Internet Options... dialog
Possibility to set the resolution of your webcam
Possibility to attach a light layer to a camera layer
Select a layer by double clicking on it
Moving a layer by dragging it is now relative to the camera orientation
Super fast shader antialiasing
Motion blur export option
New setting in options dialog: sort layers on layer type
New setting in options dialog: auto folding layers hierarchy
New setting in options dialog: always show tool window on startup
Bugfix: undo/redo now works as it should
To prevent confusion with the extension DX9 that once has been used, version 9 has never been released.
Option to export as compressed AVI with transparency info (compressed 32 bits RGBA)
Bitmap fonts: press the new Select Bitmap Font button in the <F6> font dialog. Use Alphabix to create bitmap fonts
Video texture is updated when timeslider is moved
Attach borders to picture, video and video capture layers
Maximum number of particles increased from 1.000 to 10.000
Maximum number of characters in the text layer increased from 500 to 1000
Maximum show duration increased from 3 to 60 minutes
Use IE proxy settings option in the internet options dialog
Premultiplied alpha channel in SDI output and video export
Support for UNC paths
Intuitive camera position mouse control
Proper Would you like to overwrite? dialog when saving show with all media files
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Software Antialiasing With software antialiasing your exported video and picture files always look super sharp, no matter what graphics card, video driver and hardware antialiasing settings you are using. A nice side effect is that you no longer have to keep the render window visible when exporting
Create videos with resolutions bigger than your desktop For example you will be able to create the highest HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 on a 1024 x 768 desktop. Resolutions good enough for printing are also possible, like creating a 4000 x 4000 picture for use on a party flyer. In the File > Set Show Resolution... dialog you can select a view of 50%, 25% or 12.5% to indicate that the exported resolution should be 2, 4 or 8 times bigger than the render window
Support for shader model 3 Advanced effects like median filters, morphing effects and fractals are possible with shader model 3. Of course these effects will only work if your graphics card also supports shader model 3 (Geforce 6, ATI X1800 or better)
Effect properties Effect files used to abuse existing properties to make them controllable by the GUI. In version 7 effect files can add properties to layers. For example it is possible to create a Mandelbrot fractal effect that adds the properties Max Iterations and Colour Cycling Speed to the picture layer. Another example is plane-to-donut morph effect that adds a Morp Stage property to the picture layer
Subtle material effects Combine lighting, texture mapping and reflection mapping in any ratio: fine-tune your materials from dull to 100% reflective
New file formats Stills and numbered frames can be exported in the following file formats: BMP(24 & 32 bits), TGA(24 & 32 bits), JPG(24 bits), GIF(8 bits), TIF(24 bits) and PNG(24 & 32 bits)
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Sketch layer: animate EPS files created with Bixelangelo
Full unicode support: select the unicode character set in the Media > Change Font dialog
Browser panel with Back, Forward, Refresh, Stop Loading and Home buttons, URL combo box and status bar
All media files including textures, videos, models, effects and .BT show files can be downloaded from the internet by using paths starting with "http:"
Hyperlinks: add links to layers with the new menu item: Layer > Active Layer Properties
Successive shows: automatically open and start a new show when the current show ends with the menu item File > Show Properties
Video and audio files can be streamed from the internet. Choose Settings > Internet Options to turn streaming on/off
New menu item: File > Save Show + All Media files which is handy when copying shows to/from another computer or a web server
New menu items: Favorites / Add to Favorites and Favorites / Organize Favorites
New menu item: Settings > Internet Options
Textures, meshes, models and pools are shared between layers and successive shows: shows load faster and use less memory
Support for multiple webcams
BluffTitler can create AVI files bigger than 2GB (OpenDML Extensions)
New model layer property: Specularity
Correct rendering of Hebrew, Farsi, Arabic, Thai and Khmer
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