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Version 13.2.0.2
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2017
Version 13.2.0.1
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2017
Version 13.2
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2017
    • 4 new properties in the camera layer: Colour intensity, Fade colour, Fade stage and Target layer
    • Attach a camera to a sketch layer with the new menu item LAYER > Attach layer > Attach camera to active layer Learn more
    • Pictures are now loaded with WIC. With the right codecs installed, BluffTitler can now load PSD, EXR, HDR, RAW and many more files. Learn more
    • Support for HDR pictures (16 bits per component integer and half float formats)
    • Support for SSL (https)
    • VJ dialog
    • Redesigned drivers dialog. Learn more
    • Updated translations: French, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Arabic, Korean and Kreyol
    • Effect thumbnails of online shows are now downloaded
    • Polygon budget increased
    • 3 new properties in the particle layer: Time dilation, Launch normal and Launch normal tolerance
    • The Filters/Distortion effect now has properties to animate the red, green and blue channels individually
    • The <Control><F1> dialog has 3 new tabs: DirectShow, WIC and Files
    • Bugfix: positions and sizes of windows are now remembered
    • Bugfix: GUI scrollbars now scroll smoothly
    • Bugfix: animated GIFs are now played at the right speed
    • Bugfix: bitmap fonts are now correctly rendered in the Media > Change font... dialog
    • Removed feature: default show in options dialog
Version 13.1.0.5
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2017
Version 13.1.0.4
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2017
Version 13.1.0.3
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2017
Version 13.1.0.2
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2017
Version 13.1.0.1
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2017
Version 13.1
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2017
    • VJ dialog
    • Updated translations: French, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Arabic and Kreyol
    • Effect thumbnails of online shows are now downloaded
    • Support for SSL (https)
    • Polygon budget increased
    • 3 new properties in the particle layer: Time dilation, Launch normal and Launch normal tolerance
    • SETTINGS > Render coordinate system is now reset after restart
    • The Filters/Distortion effect now has properties to animate the red, green and blue channels individually
    • Bugfix: Text/JumpForJoy effect fixed
    • Bugfix: Text/MarqueeLights effects fixed
    • Bugfix: positions and sizes of windows are now remembered
    • Bugfix: GUI scrollbars now scroll smoothly
Version 13.0.0.6
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2017
    • Updated translations: French, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Arabic and Kreyol
    • Effect thumbnails of online shows are now downloaded
    • Support for SSL (https)
    • Polygon budget increased
    • 3 new properties in the particle layer: Time dilation, Launch normal and Launch normal tolerance
    • SETTINGS > Render coordinate system is now reset after restart
    • Bugfix: Text/JumpForJoy effect fixed
    • Bugfix: Text/MarqueeLights effects fixed
    • Bugfix: positions and sizes of windows are now remembered
Version 13.0.0.4
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2016
    • Updated translations: French, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Kreyol
    • Effect thumbnails of online shows are now downloaded
    • Support for SSL (https)
    • Polygon budget increased
    • 3 new properties in the particle layer: Time dilation, Launch normal and Launch normal tolerance
    • SETTINGS > Render coordinate system is now reset after restart
    • Bugfix: Text/JumpForJoy effect fixed
    • Bugfix: Text/MarqueeLights effects fixed
    • Bugfix: positions and sizes of windows are now remembered
Version 13.0.0.3
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2016
    • Updated translations: French, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish!
    • Effect thumbnails of online shows are now downloaded
    • Support for SSL (https)
    • Minor bugs fixed
Version 13.0.0.1
  • Release Date: Oct 27, 2016
    • Updated translations: French, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish
    • Minor bugs fixed
Version 13.0
  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2016
    • Introduction of the ULTIMATE edition
    • New layer: Landscape layer
    • New layer: Water layer
    • New layer: Waving flag layer
    • New layer: Hand layer
    • New layer: Skybox layer
    • New layer: Colourmap 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 cubemap to active layer
    • Improved lighting model: the specular colour can now be set independently with the Specular colour property
    • Attach a container layer to a container layer
    • New picture layer style: Fulscreen in foreground
    • New text and scroller tag: <timer />
    • 2 new effects: Filters/Distortion and AdvancedMaterials/Lightened_NoDepthWrite
    • New option in FILE > Show properties... dialog: pre-export simulation time
    • MP4 profile dropdown in drivers tab of options dialog
    • Improved: blob particles (metaballs)
    • Improved: particle layer
    • Improved: resolution cubemap layer in high quality mode increased from 512 to 1024 (necessary for 4K VR 360° export)
    • Optimization: 3D math operations much faster
    • Optimization: delay when first time opening file and about dialogs removed
    • Bugfix: particles now always take over the position, size and rotation of of the parent layer, even when using the Flexibility property
    • Bugfix: shadow artifacts fixed
    • Bugfix: antialisaing issues transparent export fixed
    • Bugfix: deleted shows are now correctly moved to the recycle bin
    • Bugfix: options dialog now supports higher Windows font sizes
    • Removed: sort layers on layer type option in options dialog
    • Removed: favorites menu item
Version 12.3.0.1
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2016
    • 2 new properties in the camera layer: Brightness and Gamma
    • 2 new properties in the sketch layer: Texture position and Texture size
    • Normalmap and displacementmap effects now have a Normal strength property for fine tuning lighting
    • Normalmap and displacementmap effects now have a Border size property for blending the borders in the background
    • Support for 48 bits displacementmaps
    • <particles /> tag in the text and scroller layers displaying the total number of particles
Version 12.3
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2016
    • MP4 export (requires Windows 10)
    • Motion blur Learn more
    • Support for HDR displacement maps Learn more
    • Improved blur effect. All effects using a blur are updated. This includes the Blur, CameraBloom, CameraDepthOfField, CameraBlur, CameraTiltShift and CameraSoftReflections effects
    • New item in the Settings > Options... dialog: Stereoscopic format
    • The Filters/ColourInvert effect now accepts a mask as the 2nd texture
    • The Filters/PixelBeams effect has more properties
    • To speed up rendering, the default style of the picture layer is now Single sided
    • Changed behaviour: the light and lens flare layer flares no longer rotate towards the light
    • The Media > Change text... dialog prints the number of characters
    • 7 new effects: Camera/CameraBloom, Filters/Toon, Filters/Noise, AdvancedMaterials/Alphamap, Filters/Spheremap, Camera/CameraSoftReflections and Special/Oscillator
    • 9 old effects added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_DWDD, V11_Fragmentation, V11_Psycho, V11_Water, V11_Water_ReflectionMap, V11_Mardou, V11_4bit, V11_BlowUp and V11_FlightPathModel
Version 12.2.0.6
  • Release Date: Mar 11, 2016
    • Improved blur effect. All effects using a blur are updated. This includes the Blur, CameraBloom, CameraDepthOfField, CameraBlur, CameraTiltShift and CameraSoftReflections effects
    • Motion blur Learn more
    • Higher quality MP4 export
    • The Rotation and Size properties are now available in picture layers using the Skybox style
    • Particles can now be attached to picture layers using the Skybox style
    • New item in the Settings > Options... dialog: Stereoscopic format
    • 3 new effects: Camera/CameraBloom, Filters/Toon and Filters/Noise
    • 6 old effects added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_DWDD, V11_Fragmentation, V11_Psycho, V11_Water, V11_Water_ReflectionMap and V11_Mardou
    • Bugfix: Filters/Median effect fixed
    • Bugfix: the vertical alignment of particle layers using a model layer with 2 or more submodels now works correctly (3rd dropdown particle layer)
    • Bugfix: the font and font size always incorrectly affected the vertical position of text layers using the Circle, Wave, Spiral, Roll and String compositions. This bug is finally fixed! Since many old shows depend on this bug, it is automatically simulated when loading old shows and can be turned on/off in the <Control> F2 dialog
    • Bugfix: stopping exporting as MP4 is now correctly handled
Version 12.2.0.5
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2016
    • Improved blur effect. All effects using a blur are updated. This includes the Blur, CameraBloom, CameraDepthOfField, CameraBlur, CameraTiltShift and CameraSoftReflections effects
    • Higher quality MP4 export
    • The Rotation and Size properties are now available in picture layers using the Skybox style
    • Particles can now be attached to picture layers using the Skybox style
    • New item in the Settings > Options... dialog: Stereoscopic format
    • 2 new effects: Camera/CameraBloom and Filters/Toon
    • 5 old effects added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_DWDD, V11_Fragmentation, V11_Psycho, V11_Water and V11_Water_ReflectionMap
Version 12.2.0.4
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2016
    • Option to set the temp folder
    • 2 new effects: AdvancedMaterials/Alphamap and Filters/Spheremap
Version 12.2.0.3
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2016
    • MP4 export (requires Windows 10)
    • Improved alpha compositing mirror layer reflections
    • 2 new effects: Camera/CameraSoftReflections and Special/Oscillator
    • 2 old effects added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_4bit and V11_BlowUp
    • Bugfix: starting BluffTitler by double clicking on a BT file with the Always show toolwindow on startup option now uses the right menu
    • Bugfix: compatibility issues fixed with LAV Audio Decoder
    • Bugfix: adjusting props by clicking and dragging in the render window
Version 12.2.0.2
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2016
    • MP4 export
    • Improved alpha compositing mirror layer reflections
    • 2 new effects: Camera/CameraSoftReflections and Special/Oscillator
    • 2 old effects added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_4bit and V11_BlowUp
    • Bugfix: starting BluffTitler by double clicking on a BT file with the Always show toolwindow on startup option now uses the right menu
    • Bugfix: compatibility issues fixed with LAV Audio Decoder
    • Bugfix: adjusting props by clicking and dragging in the render window
Version 12.2
  • Release Date: Jan 7, 2016
    • Style dropdown in font dialog
    • Alpha channel DDS files is now used
    • Improved quality alpha channel exported pictures
    • Optimization: file browser is a lot faster
    • If the Chameleon property of the particle layer is negative, the particle colours are taken from the target layer instead of the parent layer
    • Convenience: case sensitive font name errors are automatically fixed
    • New item in Settings > Options... dialog: Default show. This is the show that is loaded when you choose File > New show
    • Restored feature: left clicking on a glyph in the Media > Change font dialog adds it to the text. Right clicking removes it
    • 8 new effects: Text/MarqueeLights, Filters/Collage, Filters/Copies, Filters/TiltShift, Camera/CameraTiltShift, System/CameraViewWorldSpace, Special/Filmstrip and AdvancedMaterials/GlitterDress
    • 8 old effect added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_FlowerInTheWind, V11_PageCurl, V11_LetterMagnets, V11_Harmonograph, V11_LaughingMirror, V11_PixelBeams, V11_7Copies and V11_TypeBall_Additive
    • Convenience: case sensitive font name errors are automatically fixed
    • Bugfix: Filters/EternalZoom effect fixed
    • Bugfix: V11/V11_Fur_Additive effect fixed
    • Bugfix: Windows 10 timer issue fixed
    • Bugfix: clipping a scroller layer now works correctly when attached to a container layer
    • Bugfix: DDS files can now be downloaded
    • Bugfix: <Control> + M now uses the correct file dialog
    • Bugfix: app no longer hangs when your click Play when paused
Version 12.1.0.6
  • Release Date: Dec 11, 2015
    • If the Chameleon property of the particle layer is negative, the particle colours are taken from the target layer instead of the parent layer
    • Bugfix: DDS files can now be downloaded
    • Bugfix: <Control> + M now uses the correct file dialog
Version 12.1.0.5
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2015
    • Bugfix: Filters/EternalZoom effect fixed
    • Bugfix: V11/V11_Fur_Additive effect fixed
    • 1 new effect: Filters/Collage
    • 5 old effect added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_LetterMagnets, V11_Harmonograph, V11_LaughingMirror, V11_PixelBeams, V11_7Copies
Version 12.1.0.4
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2015
    • Style dropdown in font dialog
    • Rename: Shearing property text and sketch layers renamed to Italic
    • Improved translations: Dutch and Arabic
    • Bugfix: FX Writer prop of V11_MarqueeLights_Phong now works as expected
    • Bugfix: ZREAD effect pass prop is now used
    • 1 new effect: Text/MarqueeLights
    • 1 old effect added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_PageCurl
Version 12.1.0.2
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2015
    • Bugfix: Windows 10 timer issue fixed
    • 1 old effect added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_FlowerInTheWind
Version 12.1.0.1
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2015
    • New item in Settings > Options dialog: Default show. This is the show that is loaded when you choose File > New show
    • Restored feature: left clicking on a glyph in the Media > Change font dialog adds it to the text. Right clicking removes it
    • Selecting a recent show no longer keeps the resolution unchanged
    • Bugfix: clipping a scroller layer now works correctly when attached to a container layer
Version 12.1.0.0
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2015
    • Restyled power buttons, file dialog and about dialog
    • New explosion templates and presets: choose File > Open show... and select Particle/Explosion1.bt
    • Driver tab in Settings > Options... dialog
    • New texture type: furmap Learn more
    • New star shapes in the picture layer: choose the Star style and use the 3rd slider of the Star property
    • Sketch and EPS layers can now use the same EPS file
    • The Circle style of the picture layer can now be turned into a pie part by using the Morphing stage property
    • Reset all properties by holding down the <Shift> key when clicking on the Reset button
    • The help screen (choose <F2>) now displays the rule of thirds to help composition
    • bugfix: streaming video and audio fixed
    • bugfix: File > Open show... now works in player mode
    • bugfix: black screen problem fixed on older graphics cards with effects that share vertex shaders between passes such as CameraBlur and CameraDepthOfField
    • Bugfix: skin antialiasing issue fixed
    • Bugfix: effects using timed animation now play correctly when editing
    • 12 new effects: Special/ParticleFilmstripAdditive, Special/ParticleFilmstripSubtractive, Special/GradientFeather, Special/Fragments, Filters/Posterize, Picture/RubiksCube, Filters/MagnifyingGlass, Filters/CarvedGlass, Picture/TurkishMap, Picture/ChineseFan, Special/UVMapperAdditive and Picture/BeachballSticker
    • 29 old effects added to the Effects/V11 folder to ease importing old shows: V11_Blocky, V11_LittleBigPlanet, V11_CubeMapDDS_Lightened, V11_NervousTic, V11_Split, V11_Charcoal, V11_ColourMap_CartoonMap, V11_GradientWipe, V11_Blubsi, V11_Spotlight_Beam, V11_MagnifyingGlass, V11_MagnifyingGlassMT, V11_Circle, V11_ReelOfFilm, V11_SambaSoul, V11_FlightPath, V11_WalkingBix, V11_ParticleFilmstrip_Additive, V11_FilmGrain, V11_ScoreFlipper, V11_BumpMap, V11_ReflectionMap_Additive, V11_ModelRepeatMask, V11_Stripes, V11_DoubleVision, V11_Fur, V11_Fur_Additive, V11_BenderFur and V11_BeachballStickers
Version 12.0.0.8
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2015
Version 12.0.0.7
  • Release Date: Sep 4, 2015
Version 12.0.0.6
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2015
Version 12.0.0.4
  • Release Date: Aug 8, 2015
Version 12.0.0.3
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2015
Version 12.0.0.1
  • Release Date: Jul 16, 2015
Version 12.0.0.0
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2015
    • 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
    • Cubemap layer
    • With the cubemap 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
    • Displacementmapping 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.
    • 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 Effects/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: Damping. Learn more
    • Adjusted picture layer property: 3rd slider of the Star property controls the shape of the star.
    • DDS cubemap thumbnails
    • Improved lighting model
    • Unicode viewer in Media > Change text dialog
    • Change the texture of the active layer by dropping the file on the render window
Version 11.2.2.3
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2014
Version 11.2.2.2
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2014
Version 11.2.2.1
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2014
Version 11.2.2.0
  • Release Date: Aug 5, 2014
Version 11.2.1.0
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2014
Version 11.2.0.2
  • Release Date: Jul 3, 2014
Version 11.2.0.1
  • Release Date: Jul 2, 2014
Version 11.2.0.0
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2014
Version 11.1.0.2
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2014
Version 11.1.0.1
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2014
Version 11.1
  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2014
Version 11
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Stereo rendering
    When you set the new Pupil Distance property of the camera layer to a non-zero value, 2 viewports are rendered, one for each eye. Pixel shaders are available for red green anaglyph glasses and the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
  • New pixel styles
    The text, EPS and traced picture layers offer the following new styles: Floating Hexagons, Floating Triangles and Bubbles.
  • Improved bitmap fonts
    Version 11 is fully compatible with bitmap fonts created with Alphabix 2.0
  • Drawing contours
    The sketch layer now also accepts bitmaps.
  • Post render event
    The File > Export as Movie... dialog now has a Post Render Command Line option. This is executed when the rendering is finished.
  • New text style: holes.
  • 1 new property in the container layer: Rotation Centre.
  • 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 10.2
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2013
Version 10.1.1.0
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2013
Version 10.1.0.1
  • Release Date: Jun 20, 2013
Version 10.1
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2013
  • 4 new buttons in browser panel: Settings, Change all texts, Change all fonts, Change all textures
  • Simplified export as picture, export as movie and settings dialogs in the easy version
  • Extra player options to generate movies from the command line (iTV version only)
  • Better performance on Windows 8
  • Better support for animated gif animations
  • New property in the particle layer: Min/Max Particles
  • 2 new views in Set Show Resolution... dialog: 800% en 1600%
  • Screen emulator option in options dialog with 6 LED presets: 1 bit, 8 bit, Amber, Blue, Greyscale and Red
  • Better support for LED screens
  • Bugfix: out of memory particle layer problem fixed
  • Bugfix: shows with small resolution are now correctly opened
Version 10.0
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2013
  • 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 <Control> F
  • Find next layer with <Control> G
  • Merge shows with <Control> 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: Text Rotation Centre, Slices Position and Slices Rotation
  • New particle layer effects: 3D Cubes and 3D Blocks
  • New plasma layer property: Gradient Power
  • New sketch layer effect: Square
  • New sketch layer property: Shearing
  • New model layer properties: Submodel and Rotation Centre
  • Z-Bias properties in the text, EPS, picture and model layers to solve sorting problems.
  • Advanced cache control: Cache XML files checkbox in the Settings > Internet Options... dialog
  • Possibility to set the resolution of your webcam
  • 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
  • Motion blur export option
  • New setting in options dialog: sort layers on layer type
  • New setting in options dialog: auto folding layers hierarchy
  • New setting in options dialog: always show tool window on startup
  • Bugfix: undo/redo now works as it should
Version 8.7.0.0
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2012
Version 8.6.1.1
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2012
Version 8.6.1.0
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2012
Version 8.6.0.0
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2012
Version 8.5.0.1
  • Release Date: Aug 4, 2012
  • Change all textures (pictures) with <Alt> A
Version 8.5.0.0
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2012
Version 8.4.0.3
  • Release Date: Jul 4, 2012
Version 8.4.0.2
  • Release Date: Jul 3, 2012
Version 8.4.0.1
  • Release Date: May 30, 2012
  • Merge shows with <Control> M
  • Find a layer with <Control> F
  • New setting in options dialog: sort layers on layer type
  • New setting in options dialog: auto folding layers hierarchy
  • New setting in options dialog: always show tool window on startup
  • Bugfix: floating point framerate bug fixed
  • Bugfix: bring layer backward/forward now works across hierarchy
Version 8.3.1.5
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2012
Version 8.3.1.4
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2012
Version 8.3.1.3
  • Release Date: Jan 4, 2012
Version 8.3.1.2
  • Release Date: Nov 9, 2011
Version 8.3.1.1
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2011
Version 8.3.1
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2011
Version 8.3
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2011
  • Full audio support!!!
    BluffTitler now exports the audio streams of your video textures and audio layers. This way you no longer have to add audio tracks in your NLE and your audio and video is perfectly synchronized!
  • Possibility to set the resolution of your webcam
  • 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: Slices Position and Slices Rotation
  • New particle layer effects: 3D Cubes and 3D Blocks
  • New model layer property: Submodel
  • Z-Bias properties in the text, EPS, picture and model layers to solve sorting problems.
  • 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
  • Motion blur export option
Version 8.2.0.3
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2011
Version 8.2.0.2
  • Release Date: May 31, 2011
Version 8.2.0.1
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2011
Version 8.1.0.4
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2011
Version 8.1.0.3
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2010
Version 8.1.0.2
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2010
Version 8.1.0.1
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2010
Version 8.1
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2010
  • Changes since 8.0:
    • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu, Ewe, Bahasa Indonesia, French, Norwegian and Korean
    • Shader antialiasing
    • Select a layer by double clicking on it
    • Moving a layer by dragging it is now relative to the camera orientation
    • Possibility to attach a light layer to a camera layer
    • Minimum resolution has been reduced to 16 x 16 pixels
    • New text layer effects: XY-Slices, Z-Slices, Straight Slices, Round Slices, Vertically Revolved, Tubular Square, Light Discs and Light Bulbs
    • New text layer properties: Slices Position and Slices Rotation
    • New particle layer effects: 3D Cubes and 3D Blocks
    • Optimized and improved particle rendering
    • New model layer property: Submodel
    • Motion blur
    • Bugfix: model layer now uses the normals as stored in the .x file
    • Bugfix: dropdown menu is no longer rendered in disabled style after displaying a dialog
    • Bugfix: FX properties are now visible in picture layers using the Fullscreen and Skybox effects
    • Bugfix: memory leak fixed when using flashes of lightning with branching
    • Bugfix: ghost shadow on far clipping plane removed
Version 8.0.8.4
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2010
Version 8.0.8.3
  • Release Date: Jul 3, 2010
Version 8.0.8.2
  • Release Date: Jun 10, 2010
Version 8.0.8.1
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2010
Version 8.0.8
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2010
Version 8.0.7
  • Release Date: May 17, 2010
  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu, Ewe, Bahasa Indonesia, French, Norwegian and Korean
  • New text layer effects: XY-Slices, Vertically Revolved, Tubular Square, Light Discs and Light Bulbs
Version 8.0.6
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2010
  • New text layer effects: Z-Slices
  • New particle layer effects: 3D Cubes and 3D Blocks
  • Optimized and improved particle rendering
Version 8.0.5
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2010
  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu, Ewe, Bahasa Indonesia, French, Norwegian and Korean
  • Shader antialiasing
Version 8.0.4
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2010
  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu, Ewe, Bahasa Indonesia, French, Norwegian and Korean
  • New model layer property: Submodel
  • Motion blur
Version 8.0.3
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2010
  • Minimum resolution has been reduced to 16 x 16 pixels
  • New text layer effects: Slices, Straight Slices and Round Slices
  • New text layer properties: Slices Position and Slices Rotation
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • Bugfix: memory leak fixed when using flashes of lightning with branching
  • Bugfix: ghost shadow on far clipping plane removed
Version 8.0.2
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2010
  • Bugfix: FX properties are now visible in picture layers using the Fullscreen and Skybox effects
Version 8.0.1
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2010
  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi and Danish
  • Select a layer by double clicking on it
  • Moving a layer by dragging it is now relative to the camera orientation
  • Possibility to attach a light layer to a camera layer
  • Bugfix: model layer now uses the normals as stored in the .x file
  • Bugfix: dropdown menu is no longer rendered in disabled style after displaying a dialog
Version 8.0
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2010
  • EASY, PRO and iTV versions. Choose Settings > Switch to EASY/PRO Version to switch.
  • 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
  • Shell window. Choose Settings > Shell Window to display the shell window
  • New menu item: File > Export as Template...
  • Blackmagic DeckLink output (only in iTV version)
  • Support for multi-monitor systems
  • Advanced time tags in the text layer
  • Options dialog: choose Settings > General Options...
  • Vertical align composition effects in the text layer
  • New light layer properties: Shadow Softness, Beam Colour, Flare Size and Flare Colour
  • Shadows and lightbeams are now generated by text, EPS, 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
  • New passe-partout layer effects: Vertical Bars and Horizontal Bars
  • 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 or by choosing Settings > Show safe Area + Arrows
  • Optimized rendering for realtime applications
  • Advanced IPC commands and command line options for system integration
  • Option to export as compressed AVI with transparency info (compressed 32 bits RGBA)
  • Bitmap fonts: press the new Select Bitmap Font button in the font dialog. Use Alphabix to create bitmap fonts
  • Video layer can play animated GIF files
  • Video layer is updated when timeslider is moved
  • Attach borders to picture, video and video capture layers
  • Volume property in audio and video 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
  • Premultiplied alpha channel in SDI output and video export
  • Support for UNC paths
  • Intuitive camera position mouse control
  • Proper Would you like to overwrite? messagebox when saving show with all media files
Version 7.6.5
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2009
  • New text and picture layer bevel style: Single Sided
  • bugfix: undo/redo problem fixed
Version 7.6.4
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2009
  • Optimization: exporting as a movie file is about 2.5 times faster
  • New container layer property: Transparency
  • New light layer property: Shadow Softness
  • Changed and removed features:
    • The scroller layer is now lightened: use the the effect NotLightened.fx to turn off lighting
    • The field rendering option has been removed: double the framerate and let your NLE do the field rendering
    • Exporting with transparency info is no longer possible in combination with hardware antialiasing: use the software antialiasing option
    • The following effect files have been removed from the installer: NotTextured_NotLightened.fx, Lightened_Additive.fx, Outline.fx, AntiLight.fx, Wireframe.fx, Fur.fx, NervousTic.fx, LostPixels.fx, Blobs.fx, GrayAndRed.fx and all fractal FXs. You can download them all from the gallery
Version 7.6.2
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2009
  • New menu item: Layer > Attach Layer > Attach active Layer to a Container...
  • New menu item: Layer > Detach active Layer from Container
  • The Set Show Duration dialog now has options to add/remove time from the beginning
  • All text compositions now take the Bounds property into account
  • New particle layer property: Effect Size. This makes it easier scaling the whole effect
  • New media layer bevel style: Single Sided
  • bugfix: text layers attached to a container layer can now display dynamic content
  • bugfix: property textboxes now correctly update when focused
  • bugfix: model layer lighting problem fixed
  • bugfix: particles are now correctly emitted perpendicular to the (rotated) launching surface
  • bugfix: the top face of the cube is now correctly textured
  • bugfix: the faces of the cube are now correctly sorted (required for transparent textures)
  • bugfix: the container layer now correctly displays the plus symbol (+) in the layer and property listboxes
  • bugfix: FXs applied to the model layer now can use the 2nd texture
  • Changed and removed features: When using the Inverted text effect, all characters now have the same height
Version 7.6.1
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2009
  • New menu item: Layer > Attach Layer > Attach active Layer to a Container...
  • New menu item: Layer > Detach active Layer from Container
  • bugfix: text layers attached to a container layer can now display dynamic content
  • bugfix: property textboxes now correctly update when focused
  • bugfix: model layer lighting problem fixed
  • Changed and removed features:
    • When using the Inverted text effect, all characters now have the same height
Version 7.6
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2009
  • New layer type: the container layer
  • When editing, the active layer is rendered with a local coordinate system. This can be turned on/off by pressing or by choosing Settings > Show safe Area + Arrows
  • The possibility to attach picture, text, EPS and model layers to a sketch layer by choosing submenus of the Layer > Attach Layer menu item
  • 2 new sketch layer effects: Attached Layers point Upwards and Attached Layers follow Sketch
  • BluffTitler now remembers the view as set in the File > Set Show Resolution... dialog
  • New text layer flexibility effects: if the third slider of the Flexibility property is set to -1, the text is animated word based, instead of character based. If the third slider is set to a value lower than -1, the order of the words is random
  • Space Width properties in the text and scroller layer
  • Transparency property in the scroller layer
  • Tab support in the text layer in the Left composition mode
  • Standardized order of the properties: all layers use the following order (if available): position, rotation, size, colour, transparency, specularity and end with: explosion, bounds
  • All demo shows that come with the installer now have the widescreen (16/9) aspect ratio
  • Optimized rendering for realtime applications
  • Advanced IPC commands for system integration
Version 7.5.4
  • Release Date: Jan 21, 2009
  • Option to export as compressed AVI with transparency info (compressed 32 bits RGBA)
  • Settings and About buttons in the select encoder dialog
  • Better support for DirectShow decoder filters
Version 7.5.3
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2009
  • Option to export as compressed AVI with transparency info (compressed 32 bits RGBA)
  • Settings and About buttons in the select encoder dialog
  • Better support for DirectShow decoder filters
  • 2 new passe-partout layer effects: Vertical Bars and Horizontal Bars
  • New menu item: Settings > Auto mark All Keys Checkbox
  • New menu item: Settings > Limit Texture Res to Show Res
  • New menu item: Settings > Reset all Settings
  • The Size property of the sketch layer is now 3D
  • bugfix: demo mode (menu item Help > Demo) now correctly handles empty Media/Shows subfolders
Version 7.5.2
  • Release Date: Jan 6, 2009
  • 2 new passe-partout layer effects: Vertical Bars and Horizontal Bars
  • New menu item: Settings > Auto mark All Keys Checkbox
  • New menu item: Settings > Limit Texture Res to Show Res
  • New menu item: Settings > Reset all Settings
  • The Size property of the sketch layer is now 3D
  • bugfix: demo mode (menu item Help > Demo) now correctly handles empty Media/Shows subfolders
Version 7.5.1
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2008
  • bugfix: demo mode (menu item Help > Demo) now correctly handles empty Media/Shows subfolders
Version 7.5
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2008
  • Bitmap fonts!!! Bitmap fonts can be loaded by pressing the new Select Bitmap Font button in the font dialog. Bitmap fonts can be created with Alphabix
  • Video layer can play animated GIF files
  • New tweening effect: Overhauser Spline
  • Encrypt property in the text layer
  • Layers dropdown listbox is better organized
  • Move all property sliders at the same time by holding down the key
  • Control mouse sensitivity by holding down the and keys
  • The information dialog displays more information
  • bugfix: transparent pixels in text layer no longer emit particles
  • bugfix: attached plasma layer + phong shader problem fixed
  • removed feature: SWF
Version 7.25
  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2008
Version 7.24
  • Release Date: May 5, 2008
Version 7.22
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2008
Version 7.21
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2008
Version 7.20
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
  • 6 new plasma layer effects: vertical gradient, double vertical gradient, horizontal gradient, radial gradient, horizontal lines and vertical lines
  • 2 new effects in picture layer: rounded and abgeeckt
  • Filled scroller mode
Version 7.19
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
  • bugfix: flickering transparent video layer problem fixed
Version 7.18
  • Release Date: Jan 9, 2008
  • bugfix: relative link paths problem fixed
Version 7.17
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2008
  • 3 new plasma layer effects: vertical, horizontal en radial gradient
  • Video layer can render Flash videos (SWF)
  • Maximum number of characters in the text layer increased from 500 to 1000
  • Maximum show duration increased from 3 minutes to 60 minutes
Version 7.16
  • Release Date: Nov 25, 2007
  • bugfix: correct soft returns for RTL languages (Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi)
  • bugfix: flickering mouse cursor fixed
Version 7.15
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2007
Version 7.14
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2007
  • bugfix: video capture layer problem fixed
  • bugfix: looping show with dynamic content problem fixed
  • bugfix: morph to cylinder, donut and sphere fx problem on GeForce 2 fixed
Version 7.13
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2007
  • JPG, PNG and BMP files without file extensions are recognized
Version 7.12
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2007
  • Antialiasing Quality dropdown listbox in the File > Export as Movie... dialog
  • Support for multi-monitor systems
  • Possibility to link to HTML files
  • Links to PHP files are loaded as BT or HTML files depending on their content
  • Clean URLs ending on / are accepted
  • Reading Order dropdown listbox in font dialog
  • bugfix: menu item Settings > Move drop-down Menu fixed
  • bugfix: encryption problem fixed
  • bugfix: pixel shader model 3 problem on Radeon cards fixed
  • bugfix: video and video capture layer problem on Radeon cards fixed
  • bugfix: alpha channel ReflectionMap_Lightened.fx fixed
  • bugfix: text layers using quotes are now correctly saved and loaded
  • bugfix: XML attributes between single and double quotation marks are now correctly parsed
Version 7.0
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2007
  • Software Antialiasing
  • Create videos with resolutions bigger than your desktop
  • Post-Processing
  • Support for shader model 3.0
  • Effect properties
  • Subtle material effects
  • New file formats
  • For a more detailed description of these changes, please refer to this page
Version 6.14
  • Release Date: May 17, 2007
  • bugfix: command line options problems fixed
Version 6.13
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2007
  • Windows Vista export as picture and movie problems fixed
  • Nice big Vista application icon
Version 6.12
  • Release Date: Apr 28, 2007
  • Windows Vista export as picture and movie problems fixed
Version 6.11
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2007
  • Font dialog (F6) has a dropdown listbox that allows you to choose between Computed Kerning and Read Kerning from Font. The latter option solves all problems with Hindi fonts
  • Improved texturing of the sketch layer
  • Constant Radius en Rounded Radius options in the sketch layer
  • Smart algorithm repairs invalid font data (for example the Amit-normal font)
  • bugfix: folder names with dots (.) are now supported
  • bugfix: menu option Control / Play Fullscreen - wait for Key can now be used in combination with successive shows
Version 6.1
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2007
  • Flat and Round shapes in Sketch layer
  • New menu item: Layer / Attach Picture to current Layer...
  • UTF-8 support
  • XML attributes support
  • HTML entities support
  • Display specific XML nodes
  • Add offsets to your XML node indices
  • Correct rendering of Hebrew, Farsi, Arabic, Thai and Khmer
Version 6.05
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2007
  • UTF-8 support
  • XML attributes support
  • HTML entities support
  • Display specific XML nodes
  • Add offsets to your XML node indices
  • Changed behaviour: XML node names are now case sensitive
  • Correct rendering of Thai and Khmer signs and punctuations
  • Bugfix: launching 2 or more instances of BT at the same time no longer resets all settings, including your license info
Version 6.04
  • Release Date: Feb 1, 2007
  • Vista flickering problem fixed
Version 6.03
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2007
  • bugfix: dropdown menus no longer switch to built-in English when adding/removing the tool window
  • bugfix: shows can now link to themselves
Version 6.02
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2007
  • Hebrew, Farsi and Arabic problems fixed
  • Minor problem with tool window size fixed
Version 6.0
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2007
  • New:
    • Browser panel with Back, Forward, Refresh, Stop Loading and Home buttons, URL combo box and status bar
    • Redesign GUI buttons
    • All media files including textures, videos, model, FX and .BT show files can now be downloaded from the internet by using paths starting with http:
    • Hyperlinks: add links to layers with the new menu item: Layer / Layer Properties
    • Successive shows: automatically open and start a new show when the current show ends with the menu item File / Show Properties
    • Sketch layer: animate EPS files created with Bixelangelo
    • Video and audio files can be streamed from the internet. Select Settings / Internet Options to turn streaming on/off
    • Turn the browser panel on/off with the menu item Settings / Browser mode
    • Turn the tool window on/off with the menu item Settings / Tool Window
    • New menu item: File / Save Show + All Media files that is handy when copying shows to another computer, a web server or for gallery uploads
    • New menu items: Favorites / Add to Favorites and Favorites / Organize Favorites
    • New menu item: Settings / Internet Options
    • Video layer can handle WMV, WMA and MOV files
    • 7 new shapes added to the picture layer
    • Textures, Meshes, Models and Pools are shared between layers and successive shows: shows load faster and use less memory
    • Undo and Redo performs a lot faster
    • Three new command line options: /O=R, /O=A and /C=2. Type BlufffTitler /? from the command prompt for more info
    • Full unicode support: select the unicode character set in the Media / Change Font dialog
    • Using filenames with unicode characters is now possible
  • Changed and removed features:
    • Menu item Settings / Auto Select Layer removed: clicking on a layer now activates the hyperlink
    • Menu item Settings / Extra Smooth removed: shows now always play as smooth as possible
    • Morph Stage property removed in picture layer: use FX files to create morph effects
    • Cube shape in the picture layer is always a cube: use the Size property to create a block.
    • Alpha channels stored in separate _alpha files are no longer loaded: use 32 bits PNG or TGA files instead
    • Menu item Effects / Change Effect moved to Media / Change Effect
    • BluffTitler can no longer be used as a screensaver
Version 5.08
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2006
  • Support for multiple webcams
  • Bugfix: attached particles are now correctly launched in 3D
Version 5.07
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2006
  • Bugfix: exported TGA frames are now correctly numbered
Version 5.06
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2006
  • Convenience: BluffTitler Show files (with the extension .bt) are now associated with the BluffTitler executable. This makes it possible to start the player by double clicking on a .bt show file. This association is turned on the first time your run the executable.
  • Convenience: the player always tries to make the render window completely visible.
  • Bugfix: the player no longer jumps to minimized state after playing fullscreen.
Version 5.05
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2006
  • The most spectacular new features have all been implemented as effect files and published in the online user's gallery. The new effects include:

    Antilight, blur, bouncer, camouflage, cartoon physics, digital hellfire, disney dust, film grain, fur, halftone, jumper, line art, lost pixels, madness, metallic glow, ministeck, mirror, particle spiral, phong shader, pointillism, rainbow, reflectionmapped decorations, rippling reflective water, rotating reflection map, seasick, sketch mapping, soft border, solar system, spheres, swoosh, volumetric shader, waving flag, white border, white noice and wireframe.

    As you can see from the length of this list, the effect files have proven to be a VERY powerful and flexible plugin system! Visit the online user's gallery to download all the new effects!
  • BluffTitler can now create AVI files bigger than 2GB! (OpenDML Extensions)
  • Improved blur quality (post-processing)
  • Specularity property in the model layer
Version 5.04
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2006
  • Incompatibility problems with pre-pixel shader 2.0 video cards fixed and workarounds implemented for bugs in old ATI Radeon drivers. Please update your video driver!
  • Plasma layer now happily accepts effect files!
  • Resolution dialog now remembers the selected preset
  • 2 new shader variables: MyTextureResolution0 and MyTextureResolution1
  • Pressing the Undo/Redo button no longer changes the current time and selected layer
  • New menu item: Control/Play Fullscreen - wait for Key. In this mode the program switches to fullscreen, but doesn't start playing until you press a key. It also doesn't return to windowed mode before you press the <Escape> key.
Version 5.0
  • Release Date: May 2, 2006
  • Support for DirectX effect files!!
  • Bump Mapping (normal maps)
  • Cube Mapping (with .DDS files)
  • Muli-Texturing effects (combining different effects)
  • Tonal Art Mapping (realtime hatching)
  • Realtime filter effects in video and video capture layers
  • Text morphing effects
  • Z-Bias in particle layer
  • Revolved font type
  • Time text box editable
  • Particle layer optimized, maximum number of particles increased!
  • Scroller Layer optimized
  • Lighting optimized
Version 4.1
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2006
  • Scroller layer
  • New menu item: Settings/Extra Smooth. Animations are played extra smooth when this menu item is flagged
  • Filmstrip support in the picture layer. Use the new properties: Number of Frames and Frames per Second
  • Transparency property in Model Layer
  • Full transparent PNG support
  • Sphere effect of the Picture Layer optimized for use as globe
  • New menu item: Settings/Auto Select Layer
  • New particle layer property: Rotation (the old Rotation property has been renamed to Rotation Speed)
  • Changed behaviour of 3D particle models: they now always point towards their flight direction
  • XML parser now supports HTML predefined character entities like &euro; and &#128;
  • Minor discomfort fixed: numbers like 0.25 can now be entered as .25
  • Optimization: kerning cache
  • Bugfix: exporting as looping now works as it should
  • Bugfix: exporting a videolayer with a FPS higher than the original now works ok
  • Bugfix: when moving the dropdown menu the selected translation is now preserved
  • Bugfix: the checkbox of the File/Set Background Colour dialog now behaves correctly
  • Bugfix: menu item Media/Change Audio... now immediately changes the audio file

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