Sapphire 2021.5 for OFX macOS

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To Download and install:

  1. Make sure you have one or more of the following OFX compatible host products on Mac:

    Resolve 12.5 or greater
    Autodesk Flame 2017 or greater
    Nuke 11 or greater
    Baselight    5 or higher
  2. Quit any host applications that may be running.
    If you previously installed an older version of Sapphire Plug-ins, the new installation will just replace it. You should not need to uninstall it first.

  3. Download the Mac installer.
    This includes Universal binaries for Mac Intel hardware and Mac m1 hardware.

  4. Run the installer. When it asks for your passphrase, enter your Mac user login password, and follow the instructions given by the installer.

  5. Restart your host product, and the new plug-ins should appear in your effects menu.

To view on-line documentation after you install the software, go to the /Applications/GenArtsSapphireOFX folder and double click on Online Help.html or Online Help.pdf. You can also click on the “Help” button while using any plug-in.


This software may use the Qt user interface framework. Qt is distributed under the terms of the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL), Version 2.1; see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html for more details. The source code for Qt is available here


What’s New in Sapphire 2021.5

New Features

  • Support for new After Effects Multi-Frame Rendering pipeline on most Sapphire Effects.

  • Native support for Mac M1 machines in Premiere Beta.

  • Improved Rays and EdgeRays: These effects now have parameters allowing the rays to be blurred before they are combined with the background.

  • Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes in Preset Browser, Sapphire Effect Builder, and Flare Designer.

  • New LensFlares.

  • LensFlare: Improved flare consistency between thumbnails and the Flare Designer.

  • Improved Mocha: Improved Dope Sheet.