Today, Maxon is taking users on a trip down 16-Bit memory lane in a totally rad new VFX Side Quest. In this tutorial, Dan “Hashi” Hashimoto, a.k.a. Action Movie Dad, walks through some simple techniques to turn your modern footage into a retro 16-bit video game using Adobe After Effects and Red Giant tools.
WATCH NOW: VFX SIDE QUEST: RETRO VIDEO GAME LOOK
Users can learn how to stylize the shot using Red Giant Universe and Magic Bullet Colorista, adjust the color palette, and quickly add elements like titles and progress bars that match the retro video game look of the 16-bit era. Tools used include: Universe Luster, Universe VHS, and Magic Bullet Colorista V.