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michiel | 10 years ago | 23 comments | 5 likes | 7,710 views

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Bixelangelo has completely been rewritten and redesigned. It now features 3 modules:
1) recording sketches (the old functionality)
2) converting pictures into sketches
3) generating sketches

The 3th option is very powerful. It allows you to generate all kinds of ornamental shapes including arrows, filigrees, flourishes, jugendstil, graffiti, curves, swirls and curls.

You can find similar pictures on stock sites, but Bixelangelo adds the following features:
-everytime you press the GENERATE button a new unique ornament is generated (within the limits you define)
-the ornaments can be animated in BluffTitler (a .bt show file is generated to get you started)
-the ornaments can be exported to EPS and PNG for use in other applications
-you can design your own ornaments (lots of examples and presets are included)
-you can use your own photos of flowers
-you can define sterilized areas. Those areas are never grown, making space for texts and pictures
-you can define fertile areas. Ornaments are only sprouted from these areas


-to play and render the new ornament effects you do NOT require a new version of BluffTitler
-you require Bixelangelo 2.0 to create ornaments
-Bixelangelo 2.0 is a free upgrade for registered users of any older version. Thank you all for making this new version possible!
-a free evaluation version is available for download


With Bixelangelo you can design your own ornaments. The only limitation is your imagination! However learning Bixelangelo can take some time, so for those of you who want quick results we have compiled a new BixPack with lots of ready to use ornaments. To use the BixPack ornaments you do NOT need Bixelangelo and you do NOT need a new version of BluffTitler.


The video on the Bixelangelo site shows 6 very different styles. From funky street art to charming flowers. From dirty walls to shiny bling bling. Those are by no means the only effects possible. Bixelangelo, just like BluffTitler, is not a wizard like application with a limited number of predefined effects. Instead, your imagination is the only limitation! When you invent/discover a great new effect, please share it with other users by posting it in this gallery. Thank you!


We hope you will enjoy using the new Bixelangelo effects as much as we have enjoyed developing them.

Have fun!

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Thank you Michiel! Excellent software!5*

LostBoyz, 10 years ago

Link Version: ? Where is 2.0?

LostBoyz, 10 years ago

Maybe you have to reload the page by pressing F5 in your browser.

michiel, 10 years ago

Thank you!:)

LostBoyz, 10 years ago

Hi Michiel,
I have Bixangelo version 1.5.1 on my PC. When I install Bixangelo 2.0, the following message posts To remove the old version yes or No. Question: is what I must obligatorily Uninstall my old version 1.5.1?
(J'ai Bixangelo version 1.5.1. sur mon PC. Quand j'installe Bixangelo 2.0, le message suivant s'affiche "To remove the old version yes ou no". Question : est ce que je dois obligatoirement desinstaller mon ancienne version 1.5.1 ?)

Thank you

jeablu, 10 years ago

If you want to remove the old version before installing the new one answer yes.

You can also remove the old version yourself using the Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features. This is what I always do before installing a new version.

michiel, 10 years ago

Thanks, but if I install the new version 2.0 whitout uninstall old version (answer "No"), is it a problem for use version 2.0?

jeablu, 10 years ago


When keeping the old version make sure you install the new version in a different location. Mixing different versions by installing them in the same folder is asking for trouble.

michiel, 10 years ago

I have installed version 2.0, but the language is in english and I dont find how to obtain french language (like my old version). Please, could you help me ,

jeablu, 10 years ago

Bixelangelo has never been available in French.

Maybe you are confusing Bixelangelo with another application.

michiel, 10 years ago

Please excuse me, I confused with my French version of BluffTitler.
Thank you

jeablu, 10 years ago

Great changes in the program, congratulations Michiel

maitegras, 10 years ago

Hi Michiel, thanks for this update. 2 questions :
1) when i render picture as sketch with opt 'bt open checked' BT open always my 1st example and not the current sketch.
2) will bexealangelo save as eps format (pic to sketch) ?
Thanks again

vincent, 10 years ago


1) What do you mean with "'bt open checked' ?

michiel, 10 years ago

I use F5 (convert picture to sketch) , i load my picture then appears the export dialog box with show file (bt) and duration (checked and duration 4s), then i click for start position and after saving the sketch Bixelangelo open the show and here it always open the same show (created yesterday) not the current . For EPS all checkbox are disabled in vector format options (note that i have installed bixelangelo in an other folder to keep version 1, maybe that produces a problem)
thanks for help.

vincent, 10 years ago

Vincent, that's correct. Only recorded sketches (the 1st main menu) can be exported to EPS for use in the sketch layer. Maybe in a next version we can find a trick to make this work for converted and generated sketches as well!

michiel, 10 years ago

And for the 1st problem (bixelangelo doesn't open the current saved sketch), have you seen some problem ? thanks

vincent, 10 years ago

Maybe you are saving the new sketch under the same name and the file is locked by another application (Photoshop?) This prevents Bixelangelo from updating the file and as a result the old sketch is played.

michiel, 10 years ago

No other application is running and i took a look to the task manager, but this no very important.
eps output would be great because it gives the possiblity to add fx effect. With png sketch the place for a filter is taken by Sketch_Picture.FX.

vincent, 10 years ago

Export follows.
eps file will get, where you can add a picture and any fx

maitegras, 10 years ago

maitegras, eps output is disabled when you use use F5 (convert picture to sketch)

vincent, 10 years ago

Thanks to you the new version of Bixangelo!

PeteK, 10 years ago

OMG, Thank you so much!!! You rock!!

stcyhood, 10 years ago

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