After Effects Tutorial – How to Create Pixel Art in After Effects



In this tutorial, we’re going to have some fun creating pixel art using After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite! First we’ll cover how you can open Cinema 4D Lite from inside After Effects. Then we’ll discuss how you can prepare your 3D model inside of Cinema 4D Lite for use inside After Effects. Finally we’ll look at how you can import C4D files using Cineware and pixelate it using effects in After Effects to create fun pixel art with 3D depth. Happy pixelating!

If you have any questions, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create anything cool using this 8 bit workflow, be sure to share it with me! If you liked this tutorial, please SUBSCRIBE or LIKE! Thanks for watching!

If you want to learn more about Sketch and Toon & Cel Shading, be sure to check out my Creating Motion Graphics with Sketch and Toon course on lynda.com that is a comprehensive walkthrough of all the features in Sketch and Toon:

You can also check out my quick breakdown of creating outlines in Cinema 4d Lite in this tutorial:

How to Apply Cartoon Line Art Outlines to 3D Objects in Cinema 4D Lite


And how to create Cel Shaded Textures in Cinema 4D Lite here:

Create 2D Cel Shading in Cinema 4D Lite Without Sketch & Toon

I also have collections of useful Sketch and Toon ready 3D models in my Sketch and Toon Model Packs that you can turn into 8 bit art that you can find out more about here:

Sketch & Toon Model Pack v.01

Sketch & Toon Model Pack v.02

Sketch & Toon Model Pack v.03

Watch the tutorial here:

How to Create Pixel Art in Cinema 4D and After Effects

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