A realtime blurring overlay for Android (like iOS UIVisualEffectView)
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It's just a realtime blurring overlay like iOS UIVisualEffectView.


Just put the view in the layout xml, no Java code is required.

// Views to be blurred
<ImageView ../>

	app:realtimeOverlayColor="#8000" />

// Views above blurring overlay
<Button ../>

Try the sample apk: blurring.apk

Adding to project

Add dependencies in your build.gradle:

	dependencies {
	    compile 'com.github.mmin18:realtimeblurview:1.1.2'
	android {
		buildToolsVersion '24.0.2'                 // Use 23.0.3 or higher
		defaultConfig {
			minSdkVersion 15
			renderscriptTargetApi 19
			renderscriptSupportModeEnabled true    // Enable RS support

Add proguard rules if necessary:

-keep class android.support.v8.renderscript.** { *; }


  • Adding multiple RealtimeBlurView (even not visible) may hurt drawing performance, like use it in ListView or RecyclerView.

  • It will not work with SurfaceView / TextureView like VideoView, GoogleMapView


RealtimeBlurView use RenderScript to blur the bitmap, just like 500px-android-blur.

Everytime your window draw, it will render a blurred bitmap, so there is a performance cost. Set downsampleFactor>=4 will significantly reduce the render cost. However, if you just want to blur a static view, 500px-android-blur is good enough.

I've run the sample on some old phones like Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, it runs at full FPS. Here is a performance chart while scrolling the list on Nexus 5.



1.1.2 (2018-05-28)

Bug fix (Draw overlay color in rect).

1.1.1 (2018-05-22)

Fix downsample factor issue when blur radius is very big.

1.1.0 (2017-01-02)

Some improvements (OOM, resize, window background)

1.0.8 (2016-11-29)

Fix view not refreshed issue on PopupWindow

1.0.6 (2016-11-7)

Fix crash when view is very small (draw at least 1px)

1.0.5 (2016-11-5)

Support Popup Window (Use it as dialog background) Ignore UnsatisfiedLinkError if APK is not debuggable.

1.0.4 (2016-9-28)

Support custom shape (by override drawBlurredBitmap()), support view in ContextThemeWrapper.