Motion Science shows a quick way to create a custom 8-bit look in After Effects without plugs.

Lately, there seems to be an abundance of resources out there that show how to create complex effects in After Effects without the need for third-party tools, and that’s fantastic. One tutorial creator, Cameron Pierron (Motion Science) is doing good work in this area. Cameron’s latest shows how to create that classic 8-bit look in Ae.

The tutorial shows that using two Ae effects, CC Block Load and Posterize are a great way to get that retro look without relying on expensive (both price and computer resource wise) third-party tools. Make the effects a preset and apply whenever you feel the need to look nostalgic.