Convert an Animation to Pixel Art Bricks With Fusion

Black Magic Design Fusion being node-based, allows for some really great workflows. Piping nodes together creates a procedural way to work, affecting the final results nondestructively. You can see the power of working with nodes, with a simple setup that translate images and sequences into pixel art bricks.

“A Blackbird Called Sue” shows the technique which involves replacing an image with a particle group and then replacing those particles with geometry. This can work on a still image or an entire animated sequence, which is pretty cool. You can have the voxels or bricks animate on to the scene pretty easily.

A while back, VFX Artist Chetal Gazdar had a tutorial that showed how you can use BMD Fusion’s 3D environment and particles to create a space scene filled with asteroids, stars and debris.

More often than not I am impressed by Fusion’s capabilities, speed, and shear power when going through some of the tutorials that are out there. If you are looking for a professional-grade compositor, you need to take a look at Black Magic Design Fusion.