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Origami for Quartz Composer is deprecated. Check out Origami Studio — a native Mac app built for modern interface design by Facebook.


Origami for Quartz Composer is a free toolkit for Quartz Composer that makes interactive design prototyping easy and doesn’t require programming. It is deprecated and no longer supported.

Most designers today create static mockups to communicate app ideas. But increasingly apps are anything but static, which means as designers we need a better tool for interaction design—this is where Origami comes in.

Getting Origami

You can download the Origami installer from You'll need a free Apple Developer account to download Quartz Composer first. Links to create an account and get QC are also available on the Origami page.

If you'd prefer to stay up-to-date with the bleeding edge, you can clone this repository to your computer, and link the Origami directory and Origami.plugin files to ~/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches.

mkdir ~/Workspace
cd ~/Workspace
git clone
mkdir -p ~/Library/Graphics/Quartz\ Composer\ Patches
ln -s `pwd`/origami/Origami.plugin ~/Library/Graphics/Quartz\ Composer\ Patches
ln -s `pwd`/origami/Origami ~/Library/Graphics/Quartz\ Composer\ Patches


If you continually get the following error:

Origami has been installed to the wrong location (local library). Please uninstall Origami using the uninstaller and reinstall from

Please manually move everything in /Library/Graphics to ~/Library/Graphics. Open both folders in Terminal by pasting the following command:

open /Library/Graphics
open ~/Library/Graphics


Your feedback is important in making Origami better – feel free to open an Issue here on GitHub or post in our community.

We hope you enjoy using Origami, happy prototyping!

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