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michiel | a month ago | 39 comments | 16 likes | 1,498 views

vincent, Tintin, taotao000001 and 13 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, a month ago

And here's another one.

michiel, a month ago

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

Thank you!

LostBoyz, a month ago

A fantastic add, thousand thanks michiel.

vincent, a month ago

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


komies, a month ago

Great Michiel. Thnk you, thnk you

Filip, a month ago

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

le beau jojo, a month ago

Thank you Michiel!

liuyongcai, a month ago


LostBoyz, a month ago

Great Michiel.Thank you

chaver, a month ago

Merci Michiel

Eddy, a month ago

great new feature. many thanks to the dev team

btunited, a month ago

Gracias por este nuevo efecto, muchas gracias, excelente

gato@mo, a month ago

Merci c'est un grand pas en avant

PAT67, a month ago

Wow, this is great.

Ulli, a month 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, a month ago

AWESOME!!Thank you!!

LostBoyz, a month ago

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

lightads, a month ago

Hello Community :)

LostBoyz, a month ago

Awesome, LB.

Ulli, a month ago

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

Alex-Raymond T., a month ago

Funny video ☺️

LostBoyz, a month ago

@ Lostboyz: πŸ€©πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚πŸ‘ !

Alex-Raymond T., a month ago

LostBoys πŸ˜‚

gato@mo, a month ago


LostBoyz, a month ago

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

michiel, a month ago

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

Decentralized, a month ago


vincent, a month ago

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

Thor5ten, a month ago

Hi Michiel!

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

Thank you!

LostBoyz, a month ago

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

LostBoyz, a month ago

the musician chicken ... great idea!

Franco Aversa, a month ago

Thank you Franco :)

Skull head :)

LostBoyz, a month ago


Kanon, a month ago

Palpatine T pose test,

LostBoyz, a month ago

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

Thor5ten, a month ago

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

julio solano, 2 weeks ago

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

michiel, 2 weeks ago

spideman test

LostBoyz, a week ago

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