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michiel | a year ago | 39 comments | 17 likes | 2,406 views

LostBoyz, Ulli, Ilja 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, a year ago

And here's another one.

michiel, a year ago

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

Thank you!

LostBoyz, a year ago

A fantastic add, thousand thanks michiel.

vincent, a year ago

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


komies, a year ago

Great Michiel. Thnk you, thnk you

Filip, a year ago

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

le beau jojo, a year ago

Thank you Michiel!

liuyongcai, a year ago


LostBoyz, a year ago

Great Michiel.Thank you

chaver, a year ago

Merci Michiel

Eddy, a year ago

great new feature. many thanks to the dev team

btunited, a year ago

Gracias por este nuevo efecto, muchas gracias, excelente

gato@mo, a year ago

Merci c'est un grand pas en avant

PAT67, a year ago

Wow, this is great.

Ulli, a year 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 year ago

AWESOME!!Thank you!!

LostBoyz, a year ago

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

lightads, a year ago

Hello Community :)

LostBoyz, a year ago

Awesome, LB.

Ulli, a year 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 year ago

Funny video ☺️

LostBoyz, a year ago

@ Lostboyz: πŸ€©πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‚πŸ‘ !

Alex-Raymond T., a year ago

LostBoys πŸ˜‚

gato@mo, a year ago


LostBoyz, a year ago

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

michiel, a year ago

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

Decentralized, a year ago


vincent, a year ago

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

Thor5ten, a year ago

Hi Michiel!

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

Thank you!

LostBoyz, a year ago

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

LostBoyz, a year ago

the musician chicken ... great idea!

Franco Aversa, a year ago

Thank you Franco :)

Skull head :)

LostBoyz, a year ago


Kanon, a year ago

Palpatine T pose test,

LostBoyz, a year ago

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

Thor5ten, a year ago

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

julio solano, a year ago

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

michiel, a year ago

spideman test

LostBoyz, a year ago

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