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Variable Diffusion

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Quick Overview



Emulate expensive glass filters, add expressive color, make skin & faces look their best, and augment VFX. Powered by a new proprietary algorithm that emulates the look of in-camera light scattering. Please note that Variable Diffusion is currently only compatible on Mac OS X.

Variable Diffusion




Please note that Variable Diffusion is currently only compatible on Mac OS X (10.6.8 and higher)


Instant Production Value
Emulate expensive glass filters. Add expressive color.
Make faces look their best. Augment VFX.

For VFX: Better Than "Light Wrap" Method
      Emulate real light behavior to perfect your composites.

Simple, Intuitive Controls
Create your own
custom colorful looks,
and even animate
specific qualities.


Our New Proprietary Algorithm
Emulates the Look of In-Camera Light Scattering

Push light & color to extremes, and still yield naturalistic “perceptually intuitive” results.
Developed by a professional cinematographer/colorist, and a PhD imaging scientist.

Over 90 Varied Skin Enhancer Presets
Different presets for different needs – fix wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin color, shininess...
even make skin look tanner. Or use novelty presets to apply a zombie, ghastly, or cartoon appearance.
Stylized Looks Presets:
Unlike Any Offered By Other "Look" Plugins

      Easily dialed down to appeal to a wide spectrum of professionals.

Animators Rejoice: Effortlessly
Create Multiple Client Options

Vary a project’s mood via colorful presets, instead of redesigning & re-animating.
Add a Layer of Realism
to Visual Effects Animation

Just a drag & drop away from
diffusion with an optically correct
in-camera feel.



For more info please download the user guide below, check out the FAQ, or visit for detailed info.

After Effects CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6