Reprinted from an Outerspace Software press release:

Outerspace Software today announced the availability of BluffTitler DX9, the easiest way to add 3D text animations and effects to videos and photos. BluffTitler DX9 uses Microsofts DirectX 9 technology and 3D hardware acceleration to create broadcast-quality, animated 3D titles in realtime — results are shown instantly, without rendering. Animations can be played in realtime by the BluffTitler player and screensaver or exported to video and picture formats for use in videos, multimedia presentations and websites.

BluffTitler makes it easy to create dazzling 3D titles from any TrueType font with a wide variety of bevel styles and texturing options — including high-resolution JPEG, BMP and PNG textures, animated MPEG and AVI movie textures and reflection mapping. Still or moving images can be imported as backgrounds or morphed into a variety of animated 3D shapes such as spheres, cubes, cylinders and donuts. Animated point, ambient and directional lights illuminate the scene. Any number of independent layers containing 3D text, video, pictures, particles and plasma effects can be created and animated independently.

“At less than $40 US, BluffTitler DX9 is the first program that delivers the power of professional-quality, hardware accelerated titling at a price that even hobbyists can afford,” said Michiel den Outer, founder of Outerspace Software. “Video and graphic design professionals will appreciate BluffTitler features such as realtime display, customizable effects, intuitive animation facilities and reusable preset features that allow them to work more quickly than ever.”

In addition to its powerful text and graphic animation capabilities, BluffTitlers particle layer can be used to create special effects such as fire, explosions, smoke, fireworks, dripping ooze, rain and snow. Particles can be attached to 3D text objects so the effects appear to be emitted from the text itself. BluffTitlers plasma layer creates instant animated “eye candy” effects such as fractal clouds, bouncing lights and tunnels.

BluffTitlers simple, intuitive user interface lets even novices quickly create professional-quality titles with ease. Animation options include simulated physics for creating text that bounces, pumps, speeds up or slows down. The software even includes wild text effects such as hairy, spiked and exploding text. A special “VJ mode” allows BluffTitler to be controlled from a MIDI keyboard for live performance applications.

Pricing and Availability
BluffTitler DX9 version 1.5 is available now for just 30 Euro (under $40 US). To download the free demo or purchase the full version of BluffTitler online, visit www.blufftitler.us.

System Requirements

  • Intel Pentium compatible processor (Pentium III 800 MHz or better recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, Me or XP
  • 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
  • 25 MB available hard disk space
  • Hardware accelerated 3D graphics card with hardware vertex shader support (NVIDIA GeForce 2 or better recommended)
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 (available as a free download from Microsoft)

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