Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Matrix Code

Today I decided to write about a tutorial remaking one of the most famous and recognizable title sequences ever.  The movie The Matrix is very well known for the green digital rain, much so like Star Wars is for the text crawl through space.

In this tutorial,  a text grid is arranged so it appears to rain down, and to show differences in distance rained, there is a mask applied with a varied height across the screen.  So while it looks like it stops at a certain point, it is because there is a mask covering up the text.  He also uses a gradient ramp to change the color of the text as it falls.  This effect can also be done with Trapcode Particular in half the time of this forty minute video, but as not everyone has Particular, this will work just as well.  Best of luck!

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