Silica is a visual rendering tool that converts quartz compositions to QuickTime movies. Users specify the length and format of the output movie and Silica does the rest. Silica is a must-have utility for visual media designers who need interoperability beyond Quartz Composer.


Custom Conversions

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

Export Presets

Create new movies in a variety of formats for a range of devices and playback situations.

Dynamic Exports

Export movies with a length from a few seconds up to 24 hours.

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32-bit & 64-bit

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

Background Export

New movies are created in the background, enabling you to continue working without waiting.


Share your output movies directly to Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and other popular internet services.

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

Silica is available in the Mac App Store.


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