FREE Pixel Art Template!

FREE Pixel Art Template!

Hey all – this time I’ve got a free, very flexible template for you. This template utilizes the Particle System (with a pivotal role for the pCustom tool) to generate Pixel Art based effects (especially good, and focused on, for text). See for instance the screenshot below.


The great thing here is that the template is doing some of the heavy lifting (i.e. all the expressions etc in the pCustom tool). Out of the box, you can not only change the text (with an automated, flexible feed!), font, font size, color etc, but also the height of the font, level of influence of the displacement of the “ground”, color of the background etc. Then just change/animate the camera as you please, add in a saver, and presto!

You want to change the type of displacement (for instance waves, some moving bars, a “bulge”)? Pipe in one of the provided examples or create your own!

If you want to get a bit more adventurous, you can go a lot further and change the type of pixel art (by changing the Shape3D), like I’ve done in the “Spike” example. Or… don’t feed in text, but maybe a series of images?

One word of warning: the comp can get quite heavy as it’s particle based (where the particles are replaced by 3D shapes), so please save your project often as on the odd occasion you may experience a freeze.

For a more visual explanation, please check the video below:


There are 3 files provided: 2 are variations of the same base template (just with different settings), but the 3rd (Spike) has got a different Shape3D node and a few other changes. Have fun, and please let me know if you’ve got any issues, questions or requests! Also, if you end up using it in a project of some kind, I would love to see it!

Note that these templates/project files are provided “as is,” and you use it at your own risk.

No warranties are provided.

Under no circumstances shall the author be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use these templates.






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