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Matrix code

Posted: Mon, 22nd Jul 2002, 5:19pm

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Seven

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I need someone to make a Matrix code to overlap a person.

somthing like that would be perfect.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Jul 2002, 9:29pm

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moebius

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There's a plug-in for After Effects that goes by the name of 'Elements of Anarchy: Text' that handles this effect really well. Check out http://www.digitalanarchy.com/da_flash.html smile
Posted: Mon, 22nd Jul 2002, 9:43pm

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TMM

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If not this could easily be made into a plug-in smile just need to get the animation right, that is the tricky part as we only have a still of the effect crazy
Posted: Fri, 26th Jul 2002, 8:55pm

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andrewlogan

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I started this in Flash MX, if anyone has a copy of it, I will email it to you and let you work on it... I don't have enough time...
Posted: Sat, 27th Jul 2002, 1:53am

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KermZ

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Hey andrew

If you can email it to me I can have a go at transferring it into an animated plugin
Posted: Sat, 27th Jul 2002, 4:32am

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moebius

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I'll give it a go too, but I'm projecting that the plug-in won't last very long i.e. only a few seconds and won't be loopable.
Posted: Sun, 28th Jul 2002, 3:56pm

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andrewlogan

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Okay, I've sent out what I've been working on in Flash...
I also tried the ae plugin elements of anarchy: text, and this was phenomenal, if you are desperate, buy this for 80$ but I think you can get it for less if you search "Elements of Anarchy: text" on google
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Posted: Sun, 28th Jul 2002, 6:56pm

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moebius

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I just submitted my attempt at the famed Matrix Code. It only lasts a couple of seconds, and the zip file is already a whopping 20+ MB!

In the default setting, the cascading symbols look slightly faint, but that's easily corrected using the transparency slider.

My plug-in is based on images captured from the movie.

P/s: Andrew, I couldn't seem to open your .fla file, so I couldn't use what was on it. My copy of Flash kept throwing up an 'unexpected file format' error. Frustrating! biggrin

P/s2: I hope you'll come up with a better version, Kermz smile

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Posted: Sun, 28th Jul 2002, 7:10pm

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andrewlogan

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You're right, it has a save as flash 5 document option, I'm using Flash MX and 5 apparently doesn't support vertical text, so I don't think it'll work. sad
Posted: Sun, 28th Jul 2002, 7:34pm

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moebius

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Ah, that explains it smile
Posted: Sun, 28th Jul 2002, 8:48pm

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codabar

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The trick here is very simple.
No need for a plugin.

Layer 1: background layer of matrix code
Layer 2: person it's to overlap
Layer 3: foreground layer of Matrix code (composite with multiply mode)

Tah dah!
Where to get the Matrix code footage? Just capture some from one of
the hundreds of matrix effect screensavers. Type "matrix screensaver"
into any site with a search and I'm sure it'll find you a million of them.

Not everything needs a new plugin.
There's a matrix plugin for Illusion if you're desperate.
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:21am

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moebius

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Codabar, that's some really interesting stuff there; which app do you use to pull that off? I'm guessing any compositing software e.g. After Effects and Commotion, but can Premiere and FCP do it as well?

That's what I call thinking out of the box! Cool, dude biggrin
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:47am

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codabar

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Premiere can manage that quite easily.

Never forget the power of the Video 2 track with its
inherent transparency and keying switches.

This isn't thinking out of the box so much as...
I'm used to the old non-computer methods. And before
ten (well maybe twenty) years ago, that was the only
way you could approach such a thing.

Just a different cultural reference base that's all.

Besides, I'm a producer. It's part of my job to make
sure everything's done in the quickest manner possible.
If I was doing the CGI myself, I'd probably stop thinking
this way. I dunno.



New method: Get a tin of Alphabetti Spaghetti and just
throw it around when filming. I guess you might have to
put some green food colouring in for it to look Matrix-ish.