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Date releasedTuesday, July 9th 2024


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Program history


Released: Tuesday, July 9th 2024

Changes since version 16.0:

  • Export as model. Learn more
  • Completely revised installer templates!
  • When attaching a layer, the attached layer now becomes the active layer
  • Glow maps accessible in the MEDIA > Change texture... dialog.
  • MEDIA > Change model... dialog has 3 new checkboxes: Translation, Rotation and Scale. This controls which aspects of the animation are imported.
  • Support for GLB models with ambient occlusion maps
  • Support for GLB models with roughness maps
  • Support for GLB models with metalness maps
  • Support for GLB models with glow maps
  • Support for GLB models with animated morph targets
  • Scale model joints with SX properties
  • Animation blending. Learn more
  • Physically based rendering (PBR)
  • Soft shadows
  • Support for STL models
  • Emoji 15.0
  • Glow icon on model thumbnails in file dialog
  • Glow checkbox in Layer > Active layer properties... dialog to make the whole layer glow
  • 1 new style in robotic arm layer: Inverse kinematics, no rotation
  • 1 new style in sketch layer: Escalator
  • 3 new properties in camera layer: Glow intensity, Glow range & Glow colour
  • 2 new properties in model layer: Glow & Joint explosion
  • 1 new property in sketch layer: Escalator speed
  • 6 new effects: Camera/CameraVerticalFog, ProceduralTextures/Sinus, Filters/Crop, Filters/RoundCorners, Special/ShadowOnSkybox & Special/DepthOnly
  • 2 new special URLs in MEDIA > Change texture... dialog: glowmap & prevframe
  • Number of textures per layer increased from 4 to 5
  • Model textures are now rendered as thumbnails in the MEDIA > Change texture... dialog
  • Possibility to clear model texture. Learn more
  • Unpack the GLB textures by right clicking on the GLB file and choosing Extract textures...
  • <Ctrl><Shift> now renders all child layers when the active layer is a container layer
  • Bugfix: GLB models using colour-per-vertex are now correctly loaded
  • Bugfix: GLB models with lines are now correctly loaded
  • Bugfix: GLB models without index buffers are now correctly loaded
  • Bugfix: sorting problem sketch layer fixed
  • Bugfix: animating the Writer property when using the Pen size progression property in the sketch layer now works as expected
  • Bugfix: Specularity property mirror layer is now visible when using PBR effect
  • Bugfix: changing Turn all nodes into a JX property checkbox now correctly updates Model joint property container layer
  • Updated translations: English, Nederlands, Kreyol, Français, Español, Japanese, Magyar, Chinese(Simplified), Chinese(Traditional), Suomi, Arabic, Slovenian, Tamil & Croatian

Version 16.0

  • Support for animated 3D models in the GLB format. Learn more
  • Skinning rigged models. Learn more
  • Seamlessly looping 3D models. Learn more
  • Attach a container layer to a joint of a model layer. Learn more
  • Introduction of JX properties
  • Introduction of MX properties
  • Support for 3D models in OBJ format. Learn more
  • Auto rolling wheels. Learn more
  • New layer: Robotic arm layer
  • QR code generator in picture, vector and sketch layers. Learn more
  • 20 new effects: Model/TPose, Special/FragmentExplosion, Special/Psychedelic, Model/Dino, Model/Drone, Special/WireframePlus, Shine, Text/Highlighter, Text/Dot, System/UVMap, ProceduralTextures/ShinePlus, ProceduralTextures/Gradient, ProceduralTextures/Gradient_Additive, ProceduralTextures/ControlPanel_Earth, ProceduralTextures/ControlPanel_Router, ProceduralTextures/ControlPanel_ChordDiagram, ProceduralTextures/ControlPanel_Network, Picture/PartySilhouette, Picture/UnfoldingMap & Picture/PopUpBook
  • 8 new styles in the picture layer: Hemisphere, Balloon, Rounded cube, Pyramid, Diamond, Chip, Star 3D & Light beam
  • 7 new styles in the model layer: Vertical align top, Vertical align centre, Vertical align bottom, Not aligned, Normal, Wheel & Walking square
  • 2 new styles in the sketch layer: Single sided & Caterpillar tread
  • 1 new style in the particle layer: 3D circles
  • 1 new style in the plasma layer: Max displacement
  • 3 new property in model layer: Submodel explosion, Animation & Animation speed
  • 3 new properties in robotic arm layer: Beam pattern, Writer & Beam pattern speed
  • 2 new properties in text layer: Fragment explosion & Fragment explosion size
  • 2 new properties in picture layer: Fragment explosion & Fragment explosion size
  • 1 new property in camera layer: Colour
  • 1 new property in container layer: Model joint
  • In-app user guide: press <F1>

Version 15

  • 64 bit executable: much faster and access to much more memory!
  • 17 new effects: Filters/Kaleidoscope, Text/3Colours, Picture/Plane2Pyramid, Special/Inflate, Special/NormalMapper, Model/Octopus, Special/Clip_Additive, Special/UVModifier_Additive, Special/JigsawPuzzle3D, Special/Interiormap, Picture/ExtrudePicture, System/ViewShadowmap, Filters/JigsawPuzzle, Text/TwistedText, Picture/TwistedPicture, ProceduralTextures/BezierCurve & ProceduralTextures/ControlPanel
  • Improved water layer + new water templates
  • When you have installed the K-Lite Codec Pack, BluffTitler now plays MP4, QuickTime MOV, WebM and all other video formats supported by the LAV Video Decoder. Learn more
  • When you have installed FFmpeg, BluffTitler now exports as QuickTime MOV, WebM, WMV and Animated GIF. MP4 export in 4K is no longer a problem. Learn more
  • QuickTime MOV codec selector in Drivers tab of SETTINGS > Options... dialog. Supported codecs: QTRLE & ProRes
  • New menu item: MEDIA > Change glyph.... Learn more
  • New menu item: EDIT > Change all vectors...
  • New menu item: EDIT > Change all models...
  • Thumbnails for vector (EPS) and 3D model files (X)
  • Counters in Change all media power buttons in top right render window
  • New quality mode: choose SETTINGS > Super high quality
  • Oscillator mode in VJ dialog. Learn more
  • The textures generated by the colour map and cube map layers as well as the shadow maps are rendered in the top right when choosing SETTINGS > Render info
  • 4 new styles in the sketch layer: Gear, Hexagram, Triangle & Hexagon
  • 3 new styles in the light layer: Projected shadows on wall, Shadow maps & Directional light
  • 3 new styles in the model layer: 3D in background, 3D in 3D space & 3D in foreground
  • 2 new styles in the cube map layer: Custom & Reflect water
  • 2 new styles in the text layer: Stroked sharp & Inflated
  • 2 new styles in the mirror layer: Rectangle & Vector. Click on the Change vector... button to select a vector file
  • 3 new properties in the light layer: Direction & Shadow map bias
  • 1 new property in the mirror layer: Depth bias
  • 1 new property in the particle layer: Min distance

Version 14

  • Realtime procedural HDR displacement maps with the plasma layer Learn more | See examples
  • Emoji 5.0 Learn more
  • Fog without shader Learn more
  • Improved font engine: ligatures, glyph variants, non-Latin scripts and smooth bezier curves. Learn more
  • Sketch layer can now render roller coasters and tunnels Learn more | See examples
  • Projected shadows Learn more
  • VJ dialog Learn more | See examples
  • Support for HDR pictures
  • Support for WIC. With the right codecs installed, BluffTitler can now load PSD, EXR, HDR, RAW and many more files. Learn more
  • Apply effects to cameralayer attached to colour map layer
  • 7 new effects: AdvancedMaterials/Flat, Filters/UVClamper, Filters/Opaque, Filters/Stroke, Filters/AlphaThreshold, ProceduralTextures/Chrome and ProceduralTextures/RGB
  • 7 new properties in the camera layer: Fog range, Fog colour, Colour intensity, Fade colour, Fade stage, Target layer and Active camera
  • 1 new style in the text layer: Box
  • 1 new property in the text layer: Texture mapping
  • 1 new property in the vector layer: Characters
  • 2 new styles in the picture layer: Egg and Sphere cap
  • 8 new properties in the sketch layer: Offset, Pen rotation, Gravity, Friction, Initial speed, Minimum speed, Writer offset, Pen size and Smooth
  • 5 new styles in the sketch layer: Closed, Open, Halfpipe, Rails and Pentagram
  • 5 new styles in the plasma layer styles: Solid, Spots, Perlin noise, LDR colour map and HDR displacement map
  • 2 new propertyies in the plasma layer: Start time and Border size
  • 3 new properties in the particle layer: Time dilation, Launch normal and Launch normal tolerance
  • 2 new styles in the colour map layer: LDR and HDR
  • 2 new options: Open all shows in the same resolution and Emoji font. Learn more
  • Attach container layers to camera layers
  • Attach camera layers to container layers
  • Attach camera and container layers to sketch layers
  • Attach plasma layers to landscape layers

Version 13

  • New layer: Landscape layer
  • New layer: Water layer
  • New layer: Waving flag layer
  • New layer: Hand layer
  • New layer: Skybox layer
  • New layer: Colour map layer
  • New layer: VR 360° layer
  • New menu item: LAYER > Stand in landscape
  • New menu item: LAYER > Float in water
  • New menu item: LAYER > Attach layer > Attach cube map to active layer
  • Improved lighting model: the specular colour can now be set independently with the Specular colour property
  • New picture layer style: Fulscreen in foreground
  • 2 new effects: Filters/Distortion and AdvancedMaterials/Lightened_NoDepthWrite
  • MP4 profile dropdown in drivers tab of options dialog
  • Attach a container layer to a container layer

Version 12

  • DirectX 11
    BluffTitler 12 is powered by DirectX 11. This makes installing BluffTitler painless (DirectX 11 is part of Windows) and gives us access to the power of the latest generation of graphics cards!
  • New GUI buttons
    The GUI buttons have been redesigned: nice, clear and modern! Learn more
  • In-app lessons
    Lessons are offered as show files: choose FILE > Open show.... Learn more
  • Mirror layer
    With the mirror layer you can create perfect reflections on planes. Learn more
  • Cube map layer
    With the cube map layer you can generate spectacular reflections on round surfaces. Learn more
  • New 3D models
    Our alien friend Bix and his robotic sidekick EZ have received a makeover and a 3rd avatar model is introduced. All models can be fully animated. Learn more
  • Displacement mapping Learn more
  • Thumbnails
    This makes scanning and selecting shows, presets and effects so much easier! Learn more
  • Depth of field (DOF) effect. Learn more
  • Fog effect. Learn more
  • Render window resolution independent of export resolution
    This makes editing more relaxed
  • No more reloading
    Media files no longer have to be reloaded when you resize the render window or go fullscreen. This makes the app more responsive
  • One global quality setting
    In version 12 there is only 1 quality option: the menu items SETTINGS > Low/Normal/High quality. This way you no longer have to worry about hidden options affecting the quality
  • One options dialog
    Version 12 has 1 options dialog with 3 tabs: choose SETTINGS > Options.... With 1 options dialog you no longer have to worry you missed some settings
  • 1 new property in the camera layer: Brightness
  • 2 new properties in the sketch layer: Texture position and Texture size
  • Sketch and vector layers can now use the same vector file
  • Style dropdown in font dialog
  • If the Chameleon property of the particle layer is negative, the particle colours are taken from the target layer instead of the parent layer
  • New menu item: EDIT > Change all effects
  • Number of textures per layer increased from 2 to 3. This makes more complex effects possible, take a look at the AdvancedMaterials folder
  • Number of lights increased from 1 to 4. This greatly improves realism
  • Support for all 5 DirectX 11 shader types: vertex, hull, domain, geometry and pixel shaders
  • Number of effect properties increased from 10 to 16
  • New particle layer property: Bouncing. Learn more
  • Support for HDR displacement maps Learn more

Moving from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11

  • DirectX 11 no longer supports DirectX 9 FX files and does not offer a replacement system. BluffTitler 12 introduces a new effect format: CFX files. To stay compatible, the installer offers CFX versions of the old FX files. When opening an old show, the matching CFX files are automatically selected. Learn more

Version 11

  • Bitmap tracer
    This greatly simplifies the process of turning your 2D logos into 3D models. Choose LAYER > Add layer > Add traced picture layer... to trace a picture. Learn more
  • Stroked text
    Borders in BluffTitler were always added to the interior of the texts. With the new Stroked text style we can finally add borders to the outside! Learn more
  • New pixel styles
    The text, vector and traced picture layers offer the following new styles: Floating Hexagons, Floating Triangles and Bubbles. Learn more
  • Drawing contours
    The sketch layer now also accepts bitmaps. Learn more
  • Improved quality: the font glyphs, vector shapes and blob particles are rendered with more polygons
  • Optimization: the 3D glyph models of the text and scroller layers are now generated a lot faster resulting in faster loading shows and a more responsive editor
  • 5 new particle layer properties: Launch plane position, Launch plane rotation, Launch plane size, Floor level and Turbulence. Learn more
  • 3 new physics effects: Accelerate slow, Decelerate slow and Accelerate and decelerate slow. Learn more
  • 2 new spline effects: Spline Hulshoff and Spline Hulshoff smooth. Learn more
  • New particle layer effect: Pointing randomly. Learn more
  • 1 new property in the container layer: Pivot point
  • 2 new properties in the particle layer: Min/Max Particles and Variation
  • 4 new buttons in browser panel: Settings, Change all texts, Change all fonts, Change all textures. These buttons make it much easier to use templates
  • UHDTV resolution presets in FILE > Set show resolution... dialog

Version 10

  • New GUI design: 60 new Metro/Windows 8 style buttons
  • Resizable tool window
  • Big app icon (256 x 256)
  • Change all texts with EDIT > Change all texts
  • Change all fonts with EDIT > Change all fonts
  • Change all textures with EDIT > Change all textures
  • Find a layer with <Ctrl> F
  • Find next layer with <Ctrl> G
  • Merge shows with <Ctrl> M
  • Multiple viewports
  • Full audio support
  • New physics effects: ZigZag and Robotic
  • New light layer property: Beam range
  • New text layer effects: XY-slices, Z-slices, Straight slices, Round slices, Vertically revolved, Tubular square, Light discs, Light bulbs, Extended outlines and Ornaments
  • New text layer properties: Pivot point, Slices position and Slices rotation
  • New particle layer effect: 3D cubes
  • New plasma layer property: Gradient power
  • New sketch layer effect: Square
  • New sketch layer property: Italic
  • New model layer properties: Submodel and Pivot point
  • Depth bias properties in the text, vector, picture and model layers to solve sorting problems
  • Advanced cache control: Cache XML files checkbox in the SETTINGS > Internet options... dialog
  • Possibility to attach a light layer to a camera layer
  • Select a layer by double clicking on it
  • Moving a layer by dragging it is now relative to the camera orientation
  • Super fast shader antialiasing
  • New setting in options dialog: auto folding layers hierarchy
  • New setting in options dialog: always show tool window at startup

Version 9

Version 9 has never been released.

Version 8

  • New layer: Container layer
  • New layer: Lightning layer
  • New layer: Lense Flare layer
  • New layer: Voxel layer
  • Playlists. Choose SETTINGS > Playlist window to display the playlist window
  • Support for multi-monitor systems
  • Advanced time tags in the text layer
  • Options dialog: choose SETTINGS > Options...
  • Vertical align composition effects in the text layer
  • New light layer properties: Beam colour, Flare size and Flare colour
  • Shadows and lightbeams are now generated by text, vector, picture, model and sketch layers
  • New text layer effect: Single sided
  • New text layer property: Encrypt
  • New picture layer effects: Single sided, Skybox and 2D in foreground
  • New particle layer effects: Pointing upwards and Pointing towards flight direction
  • New particle layer properties: Chameleon, Effect size, Launch colour, Launch colour tolerance, Grid and Target layer
  • New sketch layer effects: Attached layers point upwards and Attached layers follow sketch
  • New scroller layer property: Transparency
  • New plasma layer effects: Horizontal, Vertical and Radial gradient
  • New sketch layer effect: Square
  • New model layer property: Colour
  • All demo shows that come with the installer now have the widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio
  • When editing, the active layer is rendered with a local coordinate system. This can be turned on/off by pressing <F2> or by choosing SETTINGS > Options...
  • Optimized rendering for realtime apps
  • Option to export with transparency info (compressed 32 bits RGBA)
  • Video texture is updated when timeslider is moved
  • Attach borders to picture, video and webcam layers
  • Maximum number of particles increased from 1.000 to 10.000
  • Maximum number of characters in the text layer increased from 500 to 1000
  • Maximum show duration increased from 3 to 60 minutes
  • Use IE proxy settings option in the internet options dialog
  • Support for UNC paths
  • Intuitive camera position mouse control
  • Proper Would you like to overwrite? dialog when saving show with all media files

Version 7

  • Software Antialiasing
    With software antialiasing your exported video and picture files always look super sharp, no matter what graphics card, video driver and hardware antialiasing settings you are using. A nice side effect is that you no longer have to keep the render window visible when exporting
  • Create videos with resolutions bigger than your desktop
    For example you will be able to create the highest HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 on a 1024 x 768 desktop. Resolutions good enough for printing are also possible, like creating a 4000 x 4000 picture for use on a party flyer. In the FILE > Set show resolution... dialog you can select a view of 50%, 25% or 12.5% to indicate that the exported resolution should be 2, 4 or 8 times bigger than the render window
  • Support for shader model 3
    Advanced effects like median filters, morph effects and fractals are possible with shader model 3. Of course these effects will only work if your graphics card also supports shader model 3 (Geforce 6, ATI X1800 or better)
  • Effect properties
    Effect files used to abuse existing properties to make them controllable by the GUI. In version 7 effect files can add properties to layers. For example it is possible to create a Mandelbrot fractal effect that adds the properties Max iterations and Colour cycling speed to the picture layer. Another example is plane-to-donut morph effect that adds a Morp stage property to the picture layer
  • Subtle material effects
    Combine lighting, texture mapping and reflection mapping in any ratio: fine-tune your materials from dull to 100% reflective
  • New file formats
    Stills and numbered frames can be exported in the following file formats: BMP(24 & 32 bits), TGA(24 & 32 bits), JPG(24 bits), GIF(8 bits), TIF(24 bits) and PNG(24 & 32 bits)

Version 6

  • Sketch layer: animate vector files made with Bixelangelo
  • Full Unicode support: select the Unicode character set in the MEDIA > Change font dialog
  • Browser panel with Back, Forward, Refresh and Home buttons, URL combo box and status bar
  • All media files including textures, videos, models, effects and BT show files can be downloaded from the internet by using paths starting with "http:"
  • Hyperlinks: add links to layers with the new menu item: LAYER > Active layer properties...
  • Video and audio files can be streamed from the internet. Choose SETTINGS > Internet Options to turn streaming on/off
  • New menu item: FILE > Save show + all media files which is handy when copying shows to/from another computer or a web server
  • New menu item: SETTINGS > Internet options
  • Textures, meshes, models and pools are shared between layers and successive shows: shows load faster and use less memory
  • New model layer property: Specularity

Version 5

  • Smooth scroller layer
  • Normal mapping
  • Cube mapping (with DDS files)
  • Multi-Texturing effects
  • Tonal Art Mapping (realtime hatching)
  • Realtime filter effects in the picture, video and webcam layers
  • New particle layer property: Depth bias
  • Filmstrip support in the picture layer
  • New model layer property: Transparency

Version 4

  • 3D model layer
  • Shadows
  • Lightbeams
  • Cloth simulation in the picture layer
  • Dynamic content: use BluffTitler to read RSS news feeds or as a photo browser
  • New picture layer property: Bounding box
  • 3 new text layer properties: Decoration density, Bounding box and Character size
  • Maximum number of characters increased to 500
  • Possibility to move the drop-down menu to the tool window and back

Version 3

  • Optimized code resulting in ultra smooth realtime performance
  • 6 new pixel effects: Pixels, Cornered pixels, Rounded pixels, Floating cubes, Floating spheres and Floating cylinders
  • 3 new particle effects: Blobs (meta-balls), Spheres and Pipes
  • 5 new text compositions: Spiral, Roll, String, Left and Right
  • 3 new text layer Properties: Transparency, Decoration size and Font size
  • 5 new plasma effects: Line Segments, Circles, Triangles, Rectangles and Rays
  • New menu item: LAYER > Attach plasma

Version 2

  • Cool new skinnable GUI
  • Draggable keyframes
  • 2 new particle layer properties: Trail density and Rotation
  • New camera layer property: Arm length
  • Undo/redo functionality
  • 32 bits video export
  • New menu item: LAYER > Attach border
  • New menu item: LAYER > Attach particles
  • Presets
  • Plasma layer
  • Particle layer
  • Vector layer
  • Webcam layer
  • Audio layer
  • Command line options
  • Video textures

Version 1

  • First release!

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  • Ads
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The result can be exported as a video file for use in all your projects:

  • YouTube
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