A downloadable Plugin for Windows and macOS

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PixStipple will create dither-patterned transparency for your pixel art animations!

PixStipple is a personal Adobe After Effects plugin that I am releasing to the public for free that will allow you to quantize your pixel transparency into a dither pattern! PixStipple allows for objects to fade in and out of your After Effects composition using ordered dithering to selectively turn pixels on or off according to a pattern. This is something that I have personally used in my pixel animations with the added benefit that it adds no new colors to your palette allowing your limited-palette style to be consistent as well as the bonus of having a more neatly optimized exported GIF in the end without the addition of all the intermediate-colors of traditional pixel-blending opacity.

The "choke" option also allows you to map between traditional transparency and dithered-transparency.

Seems kinda niche, but you'll know when you need it!


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  • CS 6
  • CS 5.5

Mac OSX version 11.00 or above required. Intel and Apple-Silicon supported!

If you encounter any bugs or wish to provide feedback be sure to hit up the community website!

PlatformsWindows, macOS
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Tagsafter-effects, plugin


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

PixStipple.plugin.zip 13 kB
PixStipple.aex 26 kB