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michiel | 6 months ago | 39 comments | 17 likes | 1,864 views

Ilja, liuyongcai, Filip and 14 others like this!

Character animation is a bit out of scope for a video titler, but because many asked for this, here's an effect that brings an avatar model to life.

Step 1

On the left you can see such a T-Pose model: nose to the negative Z, arms horizontally and legs vertically.

Step 2

The effect allows you to set the positions and sizes of the bones. This way it also works with OBJ files that can't store rigging info.

Step 3

After setting up the model, you can animate its head, arms and legs. The effect also features 2 built-in animation patterns: a walk cycle and a silly dance move.


The model is a self portrait by Mike Alger, scanned by Doob and optimized by High Fidelity:

Converting the original FBX to OBJ in Blender wasn't trivial because of some duplicated/scaled parts. To assist you, I have included it in the download.

This is possible because it is offered with the Creative Commons CC Attribution license:

Thank you Mike!


Since version, the T-Pose effect comes with the installer. You can find it in the BluffTitler\Media\Effects\Special folder.


Character animation is a huge field that is growing enormously thanks to VR, games, serious simulations, metaverses,... We'd love to see what you can do with the current effect, how it can be used for intro videos and which extra features you need. Maybe we end up with an avatar layer supporting one of the more advanced 3D model formats. Who knows!

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Here's an idea how avatars can be used in combination with texts.

michiel, 6 months ago

And here's another one.

michiel, 6 months ago

AWESOME!! Thank you Michiel!
Question, reflection can be added?It would be great for robots.

Thank you!

LostBoyz, 6 months ago

A fantastic add, thousand thanks michiel.

vincent, 6 months ago

The first step is made..
Thanks 1000x thanks.


komies, 6 months ago

Great Michiel. Thnk you, thnk you

Filip, 6 months ago

Merci beaucoup Michel. Ca devrait donner quelque chose de très intéressant.

le beau jojo, 6 months ago

Thank you Michiel!

liuyongcai, 6 months ago


LostBoyz, 6 months ago

Great Michiel.Thank you

chaver, 6 months ago

Merci Michiel

Eddy, 6 months ago

great new feature. many thanks to the dev team

btunited, 6 months ago

Gracias por este nuevo efecto, muchas gracias, excelente

gato@mo, 6 months ago

Merci c'est un grand pas en avant

PAT67, 6 months ago

Wow, this is great.

Ulli, 6 months ago

Thank you all!

The effect has been updated, it can now handle a cube map and a specular map in its 2nd and 3rd texture slot. You might have to clear your browser cache before re-downloading.

michiel, 6 months ago

AWESOME!!Thank you!!

LostBoyz, 6 months ago

Bloody nice, this awesome.
Another small step in Bluff, one giant step for all of us.
Thank you Team Bluff.

lightads, 6 months ago

Hello Community :)

LostBoyz, 6 months ago

Awesome, LB.

Ulli, 6 months ago

It's very exciting, Michiel! especially when you project us into the future with a little "Who knows!"
Big thanks !

Alex-Raymond T., 6 months ago

Funny video ☺️

LostBoyz, 6 months ago

@ Lostboyz: πŸ€©πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚πŸ‘ !

Alex-Raymond T., 6 months ago

LostBoys πŸ˜‚

gato@mo, 5 months ago


LostBoyz, 5 months ago

LostBoyz, glad to see the new model is friends with Arnie!

michiel, 5 months ago

Super awesome. Can't wait to try the new effect. Thank you for all your hard work.

Decentralized, 5 months ago


vincent, 5 months ago

LostBoyz, nice following of EZ with Arnold's giant hand. Hopefully he isn't flexing his muscles too hard. :-)

Thor5ten, 5 months ago

Hi Michiel!

Waist bending can be solved?
It would be very good!

Thank you!

LostBoyz, 5 months ago

πŸ”Chicks can also be moved with the new effect! πŸ” :)

LostBoyz, 5 months ago

the musician chicken ... great idea!

Franco Aversa, 5 months ago

Thank you Franco :)

Skull head :)

LostBoyz, 5 months ago


Kanon, 5 months ago

Palpatine T pose test,

LostBoyz, 5 months ago

LostBoyz, super great implementation of the force lightning effect. A master at his work, and I don't mean Palpatine. ;-)

Thor5ten, 5 months ago

hola comunidad, hola Michiel como creo los materiales para mi 3d model objeto, ya quiero practicar con t pose

julio solano, 4 months ago

Julio, I have answered your question by replying to your own article here:

michiel, 4 months ago

spideman test

LostBoyz, 4 months ago

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