Scroller layer

The 4 scrollers in the above screenshot are rendered with the scroller layer. The template used is from BixPack 1.

What can I do with the scroller layer?

With the scroller layer you can create smooth scrollers.

How do I add a scroller layer?

Choose LAYER > Add layer > Add scroller layer... to add a new scroller layer.

The new scroller layer can be selected from the layers dropdown to make it the active layer.


The installer comes with shows demonstrating the possibilities of the scroller layer. Choose FILE > Open show... and select a show from the BluffTitler/Media/Shows/Scroller folder.

To quickly switch between your own shows and the ones that came with the installer, click on the Personal and App buttons in the upper right corner of the file dialog.

Scroller layer style 1

3D in background

The scroller is rendered in the background.

3D in 3D space

The scroller is rendered in 3D space. This way it can obscure, rendered behind and intersect other layers.

3D in foreground

The scroller is rendered in the foreground.

2D in foreground

The camera position and rotation is ignored. This is useful when you want to keep a scroller fixed on screen when animating the camera.

Scroller layer style 2

Not filled

The text is not repeated.


The text is repeated until it fills the rectangle as set with the Width property.

Scroller layer properties


The position of the scroller.

1st slider: horizontal (x) position

2nd slider: vertical (y) position

3rd slider: depth (z) position

Press <F2> to render the coordinate system.


The rotation of the scroller.

1st slider: heading

2nd slider: pitch

3rd slider: roll

Press <F2> to render the coordinate system.


The width of the scroller. When editing, the width of the scroller is rendered as a transparent box.

Font size

The font size.


The distance between the characters (letterspacing or tracking).

Space width

The width of the space character (wordspacing).


The diffuse text colour.

1st slider: red

2nd slider: green

3rd slider: blue

When you press <F3> and the mouse is inside the tool window, the standard Windows colour dialog is presented. When the mouse is outside the tool window, the colour of the current mouse position is copied: it's a colour picker!


The transparency of the text.

0 means fully opaque

1 means fully transparent (invisible)

Scroll speed

The speed of the scroller. When you are writing in Arabic, Farsi or Hebrew you can use a negative value to make the text scroll to the right.


The 1st slider controls the size of the emoji characters. The 2nd slider its vertical position.

Depth bias

This property can be used to solve sorting problems.

Layers have to be sorted according to their distance to the camera. This sometimes goes wrong when using very big, very small or irregular shaped layers. When this happens, use the Depth bias property to fix it.