PopcornFX: A Full VFX Production Pipeline


Design your VFX in the PopcornFX Editor
Render your VFX in a Realtime engine / application
*The integration is free for Indie studios (<1.5M revenue / funds raised in the last 12 months)


  • PopcornFX Editor

    The editor is a DCC Software.
    It is designed to author effects.

    A marketplace is also accessible from its launcher.

    Note : An account and an Editor licensing plan is required for commercial project

  • PopcornFX Integrations

    The integrations are mainly plugins created and maintained by Persistant Studios.
    They rely on the runtime SDK and give the ability to load/play/simulate/render the effects in a Realtime engine or any application.

    Plugins source-code is available on our GitHub page

    *No fees for Indie studios (< €1.5M of revenue or funds raised in the last 12 months)
    Even for the commercial license

  • PopcornFX Runtime

    The Runtime SDK is a simulation framework giving the ability to load/play/simulate/render the effects in any custom engine or application.

    This product is under commercial proprietary license.

    Please contact us for more information about Free Evaluation, pricing structure (multiple options are available)


You have your own in-house engine or you need specific development based on our plugins,
pricing will depend on target platforms, engine, integration, support and production budget.


    Editor software subscription is per seat


    This version is for indie studios with revenue below $200k & freelancers.

    € 25 / month

    Bug fix support
    Training assets


    This version is for professional teams.

    € 125 / month

    Bug fix support
    Training assets
    Optional support plan


    This version is for studios with a turnover over $100M.

    Get access to our R&D team  to work on the future of VFX.

    On demand
    Bug fix support
    Training assets
    Optional support plan
    Contact us

    Personal Learning Edition (PLE)

    A free version of PopcornFX for beginners. This plan is designed for non-commercial or educational purposes.

    Community support
    Training assets

    Schools & Universities

    This version is for schools & universities

    /user /year
    Training assets
    Contact us


    The free PLE (Personal Learning Edition) license is restricted to be used solely for classroom instruction and personal learning.

    While a license is active, users have access to all new PopcornFX minor and patch version updates.

    Customers will obtain a perpetual license after one year of subscription. After the first year of subscription, if the licensee decides to stop the subscription, he will be able to use his perpetual version (the latest version released at the end of the licensee’s subscription).

    Note that the customer can pay the full year upfront and get access to a perpetual license without any subscription and will access the updates available during the first year.

    Customers can opt also for a Royalty based option based on Gross Revenue regardless of whether a Product is sold to end-users directly or self-published via the Play Store, App Store, or any similar store, or work with a publisher.

    Note this process is manual and needs a specific agreement in order to use an unlocked professional version of the editor without a paid subscription. Please contact us.


    You are using Unreal Engine 4, Unity 3D, Adobe After Affects or O3DE ?
    All our plugins are freely accessible, select a links below for more detail.

    Unity 3D
    Unreal Engine 4
    Adobe After Effects

    *A runtime licensing fee could be required for non-indy game studios, please see the terms & conditions.


    diagram of the PopcornFX products dependency


    From a tiny snippet to a massive project, we cover it all.
    Our team can step in at any moment.
    Save your time, relax, and focus on the other steps.
    • Dev Integration

    • Art Optimization

    • Art Creation & Production


    Our standard process :
    • You contact us, we get your needs
    • We send you an agreement (usually via DocuSign)
    • 1 to 3 months (can be extended if needed)