NextPreviousHomeInstant beautiful reflections with the new Shine effect

michiel | 2 years ago | 11 comments | 7 likes | 1,208 views

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Many of you are still struggling with creating reflectionmaps and cubemaps.

I think we have finally solved this with the new Shine effect, introduced in version, launched today.

This effect does not require a texture and only adds 2 FX properties.

Using it is super simple:
-choose MEDIA > Change effect... and select the Effects/Shine effect
-play around with the FX REFLECTION ROTATION prop until the reflections look right

That's it. On the screenshots you can see the huge difference this makes!

Updated installer templates

Many installer shows demonstrate its power:

2 versions

2 versions are provided:
-A basic version: Effects\Shine, enough for most projects
-An advanced version with more properties: Effects\ProceduralTextures\ShinePlus

Now polish up your old shows with the new shine effect!

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With the ShinePlus effect you can select the shape of the reflected object with the FX SHAPE property.

Currently 3 are offered:
0 circle
1 square
2 window

The window is the classic 4 little squares. (they must have based the Windows logo on this)

Of course, using a reflectionmap or cubemap texture (the Reflectionmap and Cubemap effects) will always give you more possibilities, but the idea of the Shine effect is to offer easy, instant reflections suitable for most projects.

Which other shapes would you like to have?

michiel, 2 years ago

Michelle: Great creation!Michelle: Great creation!

liuyongcai, 2 years ago

Cool. New shapes:
Lines parallel and star shaped lines

Filip, 2 years ago

Great !!! Thank you Michiel

chaver, 2 years ago


liuyongcai, 2 years ago

Effetto bellissimo e utilissimo. Grazie

nonnogio, 2 years ago

Stupendissimo !! Rendere facile BluffTitler lo fa apprezzare da molti. Grazie!!

Superb !! Making BluffTitler easy makes it popular for many. Thank you!!


Franco Aversa, 2 years ago

Awesome addition!
Blinds and wires as new shapes would be great.

Ulli, 2 years ago

Thank you all!

michiel, 2 years ago

Awesome thank you Michiel!

LostBoyz, 2 years ago

Merci Michiel pour ce nouvel effet

PAT67, 2 years ago

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Michiel den Outer is the founder and lead coder of Outerspace Software. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

If he isn't busy improving BluffTitler, he is playing the piano or rides the Dutch dikes on his bikes.

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