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Stipple - Image Stippling in After Effects

I'm very excited to announce Stipple, our upcoming new plug-in for Adobe After Effects. It let's AE users create temporally coherent Image Stippling patterns driven by footage using a physics simulation. It's a lot of fun!

Update: Stipple is available for sale now. Check it out!

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Image Stippling?

Stippling is an artistic technique that recreates images or patterns using small dots. They can be placed densely or spread out to achieve the detailed shading necessary. In the digital realm, Stippling can be seen as an extension to Dithering with much more visually appealing results.

Stipple sets itself apart by ensuring temporal coherence — dots move predictably between frames in a timeline. This is achieved through a physics simulation that makes the dots interact with each other and the image map, maintaining a consistent and coherent visual effect when applied to a video/animated footage

Fun Features

Stipple offers a range of exciting features:

  • Map dot size and color to their velocity.
  • Use custom sprites for unique effects.
  • Stretch dots to create dynamic trails.
  • Explore many more creative options in the detailed documentation.


Please watch the sample demos - I think it's the best way to understand what this effect does.

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