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Changes for v11.2.2.0 - v11.2.2.2

  • Music visualisation.
  • Improved quality: the font glyphs, EPS 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
  • New option: Do not adjust resolution when opening show
  • Plasma layer resolution doubled
  • 5 new particle layer properties: Launch Plane Position, Launch Plane Rotation, Launch Plane Size, Floor Level and Turbulence.
  • 3 new physics effects: Accelerate Slow, Decelerate Slow and Accelerate and Decelerate Slow.
  • 2 new spline effects: Spline Hulshoff and Spline Hulshoff Smooth.
  • New particle layer effect: Pointing Randomly.
  • New keyboard shortcuts to jump to the first, last, next and previous keyframes.
  • New preset in the File > Set Show Resolution... dialog: Digital Cinema
  • New shader: Special/Clip.fx.
  • Changed behaviour: the Target Layer property of the particle layer works differently.
  • Bugfix: 24 bits WAV audio files are now correctly exported
  • Bugfix: 3D models of the particle layer are now correctly updated when switching between shapes (using the 1st dropdown below the textbox)
  • Bugfix: animated target layers from the lightning and particle layers are now correctly loaded from in the .bt show files
  • Bugfix: shadows and lightbeams now listen to the Submodel property of the model layer
  • Bugfix: particles are no longer emitted when they are attached to a sketch layer with the Writer property set to 0
  • Bugfix: the text styles Tubular Round, Tubular Square and Wireframe are now correctly rendered
  • Bugfix: very detailed x files are now correctly normalized (centred and scaled). This bugfix can break old shows using such models: press + to fix old shows
  • Removed feature: time-lapse
  • Removed feature: option to export without audio
  • Removed feature: option in the installer not to remove the old version



Changes for v11.2.1.0 - v11.2.2.0

  • Bugfix: very detailed x files are now correctly normalized (centred and scaled). This bugfix can break old shows using such models: press + to fix old shows
  • Improved quality: the font glyphs, EPS shapes and blob particles are rendered with more polygons



Changes for v11.2.0.2 - v11.2.1.0

  • Music visualisation.
  • 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
  • New option: Do not adjust resolution when opening show
  • Plasma layer resolution doubled
  • 5 new particle layer properties: Launch Plane Position, Launch Plane Rotation, Launch Plane Size, Floor Level and Turbulence.
  • 3 new physics effects: Accelerate Slow, Decelerate Slow and Accelerate and Decelerate Slow.
  • 2 new spline effects: Spline Hulshoff and Spline Hulshoff Smooth.
  • New particle layer effect: Pointing Randomly.
  • New keyboard shortcuts to jump to the first, last, next and previous keyframes.
  • New preset in the File > Set Show Resolution... dialog: Digital Cinema
  • New shader: Special/Clip.fx.
  • Changed behaviour: the Target Layer property of the particle layer works differently.
  • Bugfix: 24 bits WAV audio files are now correctly exported
  • Bugfix: 3D models of the particle layer are now correctly updated when switching between shapes (using the 1st dropdown below the textbox)
  • Bugfix: animated target layers from the lightning and particle layers are now correctly loaded from in the .bt show files
  • Bugfix: shadows and lightbeams now listen to the Submodel property of the model layer
  • Bugfix: particles are no longer emitted when they are attached to a sketch layer with the Writer property set to 0
  • Bugfix: the text styles Tubular Round, Tubular Square and Wireframe are now correctly rendered
  • Removed feature: time-lapse
  • Removed feature: option to export without audio
  • Removed feature: option in the installer not to remove the old version



Changes for v11.2.0.0 - v11.2.0.1

  • Removed feature: time-lapse
  • Removed feature: option to export without audio
  • Removed feature: option in the installer not to remove the old version



Changes for v11.0 - v11.2.0.0

  • Music visualisation.
  • 5 new particle layer properties: Launch Plane Position, Launch Plane Rotation, Launch Plane Size, Floor Level and Turbulence.
  • 3 new physics effects: Accelerate Slow, Decelerate Slow and Accelerate and Decelerate Slow.
  • 2 new spline effects: Spline Hulshoff and Spline Hulshoff Smooth.
  • New particle layer effect: Pointing Randomly.
  • New keyboard shortcuts to jump to the first, last, next and previous keyframes.
  • New preset in the File > Set Show Resolution... dialog: Digital Cinema.
  • New shader: Special/Clip.fx.
  • Changed behaviour: the Target Layer property of the particle layer works differently.
  • Bugfix: 24 bits WAV audio files are now correctly exported.
  • Bugfix: 3D models of the particle layer are now correctly updated when switching between shapes (using the 1st dropdown below the textbox).
  • Bugfix: animated target layers from the lightning and particle layers are now correctly loaded from in the .bt show files.
  • Bugfix: shadows and lightbeams now listen to the Submodel property of the model layer.
  • Bugfix: particles are no longer emitted when they are attached to a sketch layer with the Writer property set to 0.



Changes for v10.2 - v11.0

  • 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
  • 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. Learn more
  • New pixel styles
  • The text, EPS and traced picture layers offer the following new styles: Floating Hexagons, Floating Triangles and Bubbles. Learn more
  • 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. Learn more
  • 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. Learn more.
  • 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.



Changes for v10.1.1.0 - v10.2

  • Compatible with bitmap fonts created with Alphabix 2.0



Changes for v10.1.0.1 - v10.1.1.0

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bugfix: A now works as expected in textboxes on the tool window
  • To make the EASY version even more easy to use, the following advanced and less used features have been moved to the PRO version:
  • Export with transparency info
  • Export as numbered frames
  • Motion blur
  • Time lapse
  • Shader and hardware antialiasing
  • Auto folding layers hierarchy
  • Disable ESC and F5
  • Disable sorting layers on layertype
  • Disable auto mark ALL KEYS checkbox
  • Limit texture resolution to show resolution
  • Preferred video decoders
  • Changeable skin and about pictures
  • Safe area
  • The above features are available in the latest PRO and iTV versions, but no longer in the EASY version.



Changes for v10.1 - v10.1.0.1

  • 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
  • Bugfix: A now works as expected in textboxes on the tool window
  • To make the EASY version even more easy to use, the following advanced and less used features have been moved to the PRO version:
  • Export with transparency info
  • Export as numbered frames
  • Motion blur
  • Time lapse
  • Shader and hardware antialiasing
  • Auto folding layers hierarchy
  • Disable ESC and F5
  • Disable sorting layers on layertype
  • Disable auto mark ALL KEYS checkbox
  • Limit texture resolution to show resolution
  • Preferred video decoders
  • Changeable skin and about pictures
  • Safe area
  • The above features are available in the latest PRO and iTV versions, but no longer in the EASY version.



Changes for v10.0 - v10.1

  • 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
  • To simplify the EASY version, the following advanced features have been removed from the EASY version:
  • Export with transparency info
  • Export as numbered frames
  • Motion blur
  • Time lapse
  • Shader and hardware antialiasing
  • Auto folding layers hierarchy
  • Disable ESC and F5
  • Disable sorting layers on layertype
  • Disable auto mark ALL KEYS checkbox
  • Limit texture resolution to show resolution
  • Preferred video decoders
  • Changeable skin and about pictures
  • Safe area
  • The above features are available in the latest PRO and iTV versions, but no longer in the EASY version.



Changes for v8.7.0.0 - v10.0

  • 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 F
  • Find next layer with G
  • Merge shows with 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 9.0
  • To prevent confusion with the extension DX9 that once has been used, version 9 has never been released.



Changes for v8.6.1.1 - v8.7.0.0

  • New options in the Layer > Active layer properties... dialog: Never generate shadows and Never generate lightbeams.
  • Big app icon (256 x 256) for use in Windows 8
  • New light layer property: Beam Range
  • New text layer properties: Text Rotation Centre



Changes for v8.6.0.0 - v8.6.1.0

  • Advanced cache control: Cache XML files checkbox in the Settings > Internet Options... dialog
  • Change all texts with A. Latest version now also displays dynamic and online content!
  • Change all textures (pictures) with A. Latest version now also displays dynamic and online content!



Changes for v8.0 - v8.6.0.0

  • Multiple viewports!!!
  • When you add a camera layer with the new menu item Layer > Add Layer > Add Camera Layer... a viewport is added. Every viewport has its own camera layer with its own settings and keyframe animation.
  • 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!
  • Change all texts with A
  • Change all textures (pictures) with A
  • Find a layer with F
  • Merge shows with M
  • 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 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.
  • 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: the WRITER property of the text layer now reveals all characters at the right time.
  • Bugfix: floating point framerate bug fixed
  • Bugfix: bring layer backward/forward now works across hierarchy
  • Bugfix: fully transparent text



Changes for v8.0 - v8.5.0.1

  • Multiple viewports!!!
  • When you add a camera layer with the new menu item Layer > Add Layer > Add Camera Layer... a viewport is added. Every viewport has its own camera layer with its own settings and keyframe animation.
  • 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!
  • Change all texts with A
  • Change all textures (pictures) with A
  • Find a layer with F
  • Merge shows with M
  • 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 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.
  • 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: the WRITER property of the text layer now reveals all characters at the right time.
  • Bugfix: floating point framerate bug fixed
  • Bugfix: bring layer backward/forward now works across hierarchy
  • Bugfix: fully transparent text layers are no longer capable of making the shadows of all model layers invisible



Changes for v8.0 - v8.4.0.2

  • Multiple viewports!!!
  • When you add a camera layer with the new menu item Layer > Add Layer > Add Camera Layer... a viewport is added. Every viewport has its own camera layer with its own settings and keyframe animation.
  • 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!
  • Change all texts with A
  • Find a layer with F
  • Merge shows with M
  • 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 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.
  • 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: the WRITER property of the text layer now reveals all characters at the right time.
  • Bugfix: floating point framerate bug fixed
  • Bugfix: bring layer backward/forward now works across hierarchy
  • Bugfix: fully transparent text layers are no longer capable of making the shadows of all model layers invisible



Changes for v8.3.1.5 - v8.4.0.1

  • Multiple viewports!!!
  • When you add a camera layer with the new menu item Layer > Add Layer > Add Camera Layer... a viewport is added. Every viewport has its own camera layer with its own settings and keyframe animation.
  • 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!
  • Merge shows with M
  • Find a layer with F
  • 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 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.
  • 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: floating point framerate bug fixed
  • Bugfix: bring layer backward/forward now works across hierarchy
  • Bugfix: fully transparent text layers are no longer capable of making the shadows of all model layers invisible



Changes for v8.0 - v8.3.1.3

  • Multiple viewports!!!
  • When you add a camera layer with the new menu item Layer > Add Layer > Add Camera Layer... a viewport is added. Every viewport has its own camera layer with its own settings and keyframe animation.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • Bugfix: fully transparent text layers are no longer capable of making the shadows of all model layers invisible



Changes for v8.3 - v8.3.1

  • Multiple viewports!!!
  • When you add a camera layer with the new menu item Layer > Add Layer > Add Camera Layer... a viewport is added. Every viewport has its own camera layer with its own settings and keyframe animation.



Changes for v8.0 - v8.3

  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.2.0.1

  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu, Ewe, Bahasa Indonesia, French, Norwegian, Korean, Galego and Chinese
  • 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, Light Bulbs, Extended Outlines and Ornaments
  • New text layer properties: Slices Position and Slices Rotation
  • New particle layer effects: 3D Cubes and 3D Blocks
  • Z-Bias properties in the text, EPS, picture and model layers to solve sorting problems.
  • Optimized and improved particle rendering
  • New model layer property: Submodel
  • Motion blur
  • Possibility to set the resolution of your webcam
  • 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



Changes for v8.1.0.3 - v8.2

  • Z-Bias properties in the text, EPS, picture and model layers to solve sorting problems.



Changes for v8.0 - v8.1.0.1

  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu, Ewe, Bahasa Indonesia, French, Norwegian, Korean and Galego
  • 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, Light Bulbs, Extended Outlines and Ornaments
  • 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



Changes for v8.0.8.4 - v8.1

  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.0.8.2

  • 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
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.0.8

  • 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
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • 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



Changes for v8.0.6 - v8.0.7

  • 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
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.0.6

  • 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: Slices, Z-Slices, Straight Slices and Round Slices
  • 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
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.0.5

  • 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: Slices, Straight Slices and Round Slices
  • New text layer properties: Slices Position and Slices Rotation
  • New model layer property: Submodel
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.0.4

  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu, Ewe, Bahasa Indonesia, French, Norwegian and Korean
  • 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: Slices, Straight Slices and Round Slices
  • New text layer properties: Slices Position and Slices Rotation
  • New model layer property: Submodel
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.0.3

  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu, Ewe and Bahasa
  • 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: Slices, Straight Slices and Round Slices
  • New text layer properties: Slices Position and Slices Rotation
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.0.2

  • Updated translations: Russian, Spanish, Polish, Farsi, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Urdu and Ewe
  • 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
  • Option to include fonts in the template file
  • 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



Changes for v8.0 - v8.0.1

  • 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



Changes for v7.6.5 - v8.0

  • Version 8 introduces 3 versions:
  • EASY € 29.95 Free upgrade for registered users!
  • PRO € 49.95 Upgrade for registered users: € 19.95
  • iTV € 249.95 Upgrade for registered users: € 219.95
  • 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



Changes for v7.6 - v7.6.5

  • Changes since version 7.6:
  • Optimization: exporting as a movie file is about 2.5 times faster
  • 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 container layer property: Transparency
  • New light layer property: Shadow Softness
  • New text and picture layer bevel style: Single Sided
  • bugfix: undo/redo 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)
  • 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
  • When using the Inverted text effect, all characters now have the same height
  • 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



Changes for v7.6 - v7.6.4

  • Changes since version 7.6:
  • Optimization: exporting as a movie file is about 2.5 times faster
  • 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 container layer property: Transparency
  • New light layer property: Shadow Softness
  • New media layer bevel style: Single Sided
  • 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)
  • 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
  • When using the Inverted text effect, all characters now have the same height
  • 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



Changes for v7.6.1 - v7.6.2

  • 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



Changes for v7.6 - v7.6.1

  • 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



Changes for v7.5.4 - v7.6

  • 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



Changes for v7.5.3 - v7.5.4

  • 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



Changes for v7.5 - v7.5.3

  • 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



Changes for v7.5 - v7.5.2

  • 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



Changes for v7.5 - v7.5.1

  • bugfix: demo mode (menu item Help > Demo) now correctly handles empty Media/Shows subfolders



Changes for v7.25 - v7.5

  • 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



Changes for v7.0 - v7.25

  • Vertical align effects in the text layer
  • 6 new plasma layer effects: Vertical Gradient, Double Vertical Gradient, Horizontal Gradient, Radial Gradient, Horizontal Lines and Vertical Lines
  • 3 new effects in the picture layer: Rounded, Abgeeckt and Star
  • New effect in the sketch layer: Square
  • Attach borders to picture, video and video capture layers (choose Layer > Attach Border to active Layer)
  • New scroller mode: Filled
  • Menu items Layer > Bring active Layer Backward and Forward
  • Mouse-over effect on picture, video and video capture layers with links
  • Antialiasing Quality dropdown listbox in the File > Export as Movie... dialog
  • Support for multi-monitor systems
  • Possibility to link to HTML files
  • Hyperlinks and attached particles take transparent pixels of the picture and video layer into account
  • Chameleon property in particle layer. With this property you can make the particle layer take over the colour of the parent layer
  • Reading Order dropdown listbox in font dialog
  • 2 new bevel effects in the text layer: Convex Hull and Filled Holes
  • The Explosion property in the text, picture, video and video capture layers is now 2D: first slider controls the translation, second the rotation
  • The Flexibility property of the text later is now 3D: setting the 3th slider to a non-zero value gives every character its own random delay
  • Video layer can render Flash videos (SWF)
  • 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 minutes to 60 minutes
  • bugfix: relative link paths problem fixed
  • bugfix: invisible plasma layer on GeForce 8 problem fixed
  • bugfix: FX files with unicode file path are now loaded correctly
  • bugfix: 32 bits AVI export issues fixed
  • bugfix: Inverted bevel effect problem fixed



Changes for v7.0 - v7.24

  • Vertical align effects in the text layer
  • 6 new plasma layer effects: Vertical Gradient, Double Vertical Gradient, Horizontal Gradient, Radial Gradient, Horizontal Lines and Vertical Lines
  • 3 new effects in the picture layer: Rounded, Abgeeckt and Star
  • Attach borders to picture, video and video capture layers (choose Layer > Attach Border to active Layer)
  • New scroller mode: Filled
  • Menu items Layer > Bring active Layer Backward and Forward
  • Mouse-over effect on picture, video and video capture layers with links
  • Antialiasing Quality dropdown listbox in the File > Export as Movie... dialog
  • Support for multi-monitor systems
  • Possibility to link to HTML files
  • Hyperlinks and attached particles take transparent pixels of the picture and video layer into account
  • Chameleon property in particle layer. With this property you can make the particle layer take over the colour of the parent layer
  • Reading Order dropdown listbox in font dialog
  • 2 new bevel effects in the text layer: Convex Hull and Filled Holes
  • The Explosion property in the text, picture, video and video capture layers is now 2D: first slider controls the translation, second the rotation
  • The Flexibility property of the text later is now 3D: setting the 3th slider to a non-zero value gives every character its own random delay
  • Video layer can render Flash videos (SWF)
  • 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 minutes to 60 minutes
  • bugfix: relative link paths problem fixed
  • bugfix: invisible plasma layer on GeForce 8 problem fixed
  • bugfix: FX files with unicode file path are now loaded correctly
  • bugfix: 32 bits AVI export issues fixed
  • Changed and removed features:
  • The Cube effect in the picture, video and video capture layers is textured differently. It now expects a horizontal strip containing the 6 cube faces.
  • The Model Repeat property in the picture, video and video capture layers works differently. The total volume of all the models together now stays the same.
  • The Cubes, Cylinders and Spheres effects in the media layer have been removed. Use the Model Repeat property to create those effects
  • The following effects have been removed from the picture, video and video capture layers: Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Pyramid and Cone. Use the model layer for those shapes



Changes for v7.0 - v7.23

  • Vertical align effects in the text layer
  • 6 new plasma layer effects: Vertical Gradient, Double Vertical Gradient, Horizontal Gradient, Radial Gradient, Horizontal Lines and Vertical Lines
  • 3 new effects in the picture layer: Rounded, Abgeeckt and Star
  • Attach borders to picture, video and video capture layers (choose Layer > Attach Border to active Layer)
  • New scroller mode: Filled
  • Menu items Layer > Bring active Layer Backward and Forward
  • Mouse-over effect on picture, video and video capture layers with links
  • Antialiasing Quality dropdown listbox in the File > Export as Movie... dialog
  • Support for multi-monitor systems
  • Possibility to link to HTML files
  • Hyperlinks and attached particles take transparent pixels of the picture and video layer into account
  • Chameleon property in particle layer. With this property you can make the particle layer take over the colour of the parent layer
  • Reading Order dropdown listbox in font dialog
  • 2 new bevel effects in the text layer: Convex Hull and Filled Holes
  • The Explosion property in the text, picture, video and video capture layers is now 2D: first slider controls the translation, second the rotation
  • The Flexibility property of the text later is now 3D: setting the 3th slider to a non-zero value gives every character its own random delay
  • Video layer can render Flash videos (SWF)
  • 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 minutes to 60 minutes
  • bugfix: flickering mouse cursor fixed
  • bugfix: relative link paths problem fixed
  • bugfix: invisible plasma layer on GeForce 8 problem fixed
  • bugfix: FX files with unicode file path are now loaded correctly
  • Changed and removed features:
  • The Cube effect in the picture, video and video capture layers is textured differently. It now expects a horizontal strip containing the 6 cube faces.
  • The Model Repeat property in the picture, video and video capture layers works differently. The total volume of all the models together now stays the same.
  • The Cubes, Cylinders and Spheres effects in the media layer have been removed. Use the Model Repeat property to create those effects
  • The following effects have been removed from the picture, video and video capture layers: Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Pyramid and Cone. Use the model layer for those shapes



Changes for v7.0 - v7.21

  • Vertical align effects in the text layer
  • 6 new plasma layer effects: Vertical Gradient, Double Vertical Gradient, Horizontal Gradient, Radial Gradient, Horizontal Lines and Vertical Lines
  • 3 new effects in the picture layer: Rounded, Abgeeckt and Star
  • Attach borders to picture, video and video capture layers (choose Layer > Attach Border to active Layer)
  • New scroller mode: Filled
  • Menu items Layer > Bring active Layer Backward and Forward
  • Mouse-over effect on picture, video and video capture layers with links
  • Antialiasing Quality dropdown listbox in the File > Export as Movie... dialog
  • Support for multi-monitor systems
  • Possibility to link to HTML files
  • Hyperlinks and attached particles take transparent pixels of the picture and video layer into account
  • Chameleon property in particle layer. With this property you can make the particle layer take over the colour of the parent layer
  • Reading Order dropdown listbox in font dialog
  • 2 new bevel effects in the text layer: Convex Hull and Filled Holes
  • The Explosion property in the text, picture, video and video capture layers is now 2D: first slider controls the translation, second the rotation
  • The Flexibility property of the text later is now 3D: setting the 3th slider to a non-zero value gives every character its own random delay
  • Video layer can render Flash videos (SWF)
  • 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 minutes to 60 minutes
  • bugfix: flickering mouse cursor fixed
  • bugfix: relative link paths problem fixed
  • bugfix: invisible plasma layer on GeForce 8 problem fixed
  • bugfix: FX files with unicode file path are now loaded correctly
  • Changed and removed features:
  • The Cube effect in the picture, video and video capture layers is textured differently. It now expects a horizontal strip containing the 6 cube faces.
  • The Model Repeat property in the picture, video and video capture layers works differently. The total volume of all the models together now stays the same.
  • The Cubes, Cylinders and Spheres effects in the media layer have been removed. Use the Model Repeat property to create those effects
  • The following effects have been removed from the picture, video and video capture layers: Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Pyramid and Cone. Use the model layer for those shapes



Changes for v7.19 - v7.20

  • 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



Changes for v7.18 - v7.19

  • bugfix: flickering transparent video layer problem fixed



Changes for v7.17 - v7.18

  • bugfix: relative link paths problem fixed



Changes for v7.16 - v7.17

  • 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



Changes for v7.15 - v7.16

  • bugfix: correct soft returns for RTL languages (Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi)
  • bugfix: flickering mouse cursor fixed



Changes for v7.0 - v7.14

  • 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
  • JPG, PNG and BMP files without file extensions are recognized
  • Reading Order dropdown listbox in font dialog
  • bugfix: video capture layer problem fixed
  • bugfix: menu item Settings > Move drop-down Menu fixed
  • bugfix: pixel shader model 3 problem on Radeon cards 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
  • bugfix: looping show with dynamic content problem fixed
  • bugfix: morph to cylinder, donut and sphere fx problem on GeForce 2 fixed



Changes for v7.0 - v7.13

  • 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
  • JPG, PNG and BMP files without file extensions are recognized
  • Reading Order dropdown listbox in font dialog
  • bugfix: video capture layer problem fixed
  • bugfix: menu item Settings > Move drop-down Menu fixed
  • bugfix: encryption problem fixed
  • bugfix: pixel shader model 3 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



Changes for v7.10 - v7.12

  • 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



Changes for v6.14 - v7.0

  • Software Antialiasing
  • Create videos with resolutions bigger than your desktop
  • Post-Processing
  • Effect properties
  • Subtle material effects
  • New file formats
  • The command line options /E and /KEY have been removed.



Changes for v6.13 - v6.14

  • bugfix: command line options problems fixed



Changes for v6.12 - v6.13

  • Windows Vista export as picture and movie problems fixed
  • Nice big Vista application icon



Changes for v6.11 - v6.12

  • Windows Vista export as picture and movie problems fixed



Changes for v6.1 - v6.11

  • 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



Changes for v6.08 - v6.1

  • Flat and Round shapes in Sketch layer
  • New menu item: Layer / Attach Picture to current Layer...



Changes for v6.07 - v6.08

  • Correct rendering of Hebrew, Farsi, Arabic, Thai and Khmer



Changes for v6.05 - v6.06

  • 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
  • Bugfix: Vista white AVI problem fixed



Changes for v6.04 - v6.05

  • 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



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