Phenomena is a Quartz Composition player that lets you access your composition’s parameters without needing an editor to update your compositions for different playback situations. Phenomena is an essential application for VJs, kiosk builders and digital signage designers.


Simple Playback

Play your Quartz Compositions directly without having to compile them in Xcode.


Change your composition’s input parameters without the need to re-edit in Quartz Composer.

Render Rate Control

Limit the maximum number of frames when rendering to achieve smoother playback.

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32-bit & 64-bit

Works equally well with plug-ins built using either 64-bit or (legacy) 32-bit mode.

Event Handling

Control whether keyboard and mouse events are sent directly to the currently rendering composition.

Easy Integration

Use autostarted documents with iCal, AppleScript or as a Login Item to control scheduled playback.

System Requirements: Macintosh Computer + OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Phenomena is available in the Mac App Store.


A fully-functional version of Phenomena may be downloaded for a 15-day demo.