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The Matrix effect in After Effects

Some Resources

By Rich Young | November 12, 2012


There are a number of ways to generate the Matrix text effect, and reflex dictates a list. Several tutorials have been done using particles with Particle Playground and CC Particle World, and other built-in and 3rd-party tools.

Here's the preview of an approach by Arvid Schneider in Enter The Matrix Using Particular 2:


Here's some other approaches:


Later, Boris FX added their method for their plug-ins in Boris TV, Episode 191: “The Matrix” Effect.


One of the many free web/code projects is Matrix Text, which outputs animated gifs to your specifications:

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