The Matrix 4
The Matrix, who hasn’t seen it yet? The very first movie released in 1999 and got so much positive feedback. It survived the test of time and now they are going to even release the 4th one! Making it probably the most anticipated movie of 2021.
There isn’t a lot of footage yet unfortunately, but the trailer is already full of effects. So we had no other choice than to recreate one for this weeks CopyCat Friday!
In the trailer you can see Neo walking through some kind of mirror portal. This effect seems simple but to replicate is actually quite difficult in After Effects.
The real challenge for this effect is the distortion. Because it’s not just a surface that’s being warped but its a mirror. And mirrors reflect harsh light so in some way you need to show that light being warped around the surface. Luckly in After Effects we have 2 effects which help us with that; CC Blobbylize and CC Glass.
If you want to know more in detail on how to use these effect make sure to check out this weeks video!
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