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michiel | 7 months ago | 14 comments | 9 likes | 744 views

songbaojin, Tintin, Ulli and 6 others like this!

Here's a YouTube short in which 2 robotic arms write a glowing text. The 2 robotic arms are rendered with the robotic arm layer and animated with inverse kinematics.

BixPack 43

The missing model and textures are part of BixPack 43. Point BluffTitler to these files when it asks for them:

Save the show afterwards to prevent you have to do that every time.


Glow works great with sketches. Select the sketch layer, choose LAYER > ACTIVE LAYER PROPERTIES... and mark the GLOW checkbox.

VJ Dialog

To pulsate the glow I have used the VJ dialog to oscillate the GLOW INTENSITY prop of the camera layer:


To change the text, choose EDIT > CHANGE ALL TEXTURES... and replace Bix20.png by your own transparent PNG. Any picture can be used, not just text.

Robotic arm layer

More info about the robotic arm layer:

YouTube Short

The video is uploaded in portrait format to make it look good on phones.

Choose FILE > SET SHOW RESOLUTION... to switch to a landscape to make it look good on desktops.

Download media files (32.5 KB)

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Youtube views stay a mistery for me. About Robotic Arms do you plan to add the possibility to add a container to arm joints ? Thank you.

vincent, 7 months ago

Vincent, when your attach a container layer to a robotic arm layer, it is attached to the tip of the arm.

BixPack 43 heavily uses this feature:

michiel, 7 months ago

Yes but you can't choose the joint as we do with glb.

vincent, 7 months ago

Mi piace molto per due motivi:
1) E' uno spettacolo molto pulito, sembra semplice ma è stato eseguito con varie tecniche ed effetti.
2) Ritornare al passato ( BixPack 43 ) fà si che non si dimentichino tutte le capacità di BT

nonnogio, 7 months ago

Thnx or sharing this stylish show.
Your question about the Youtube views. Over time it will be more. Maybe we should try to go with a great an influential site.
I'll try something out.

Filip, 7 months ago

Great.Thank you Michiel.Yes marketing is hard. I have studied marketing for many years (on my own)

chaver, 7 months ago

Fantastic show Michiel! Thank you!

LostBoyz, 7 months ago

Ce robot est d'une ingéniosité remarquable

PAT67, 7 months ago

جميل جدا ، شيء ابداعي ورائع. شكرااا

Sma, 7 months ago

Really beautiful and thank you very much!

Ulli, 7 months ago

Very nice. And thanks for the download.

(EDIT- pic Included)
Having some fun with your show.

Decentralized, 7 months ago


Kanon, 6 months ago

Thank you all!

Realize that you can easily select another robotic arm by choosing EDIT > CHANGE ALL MODELS... The arms of BixPack 43 are normalized so they all work fine.

And tracing another picture is easy by choosing EDIT > CHANGE ALL TEXTURES...

michiel, 6 months ago

I wanna try the picture tracing. I had switched the vector to a sketch.

Decentralized, 6 months ago

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