Matrix Code Generator Staff Pick

  • August 25, 2011
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: BenSimonds
  • License: CC-0
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I've been learning a little python lately and I got it into my head that I wanted to figure out a way to do a kind of matrix code effect. The result uses Atom's timer based frame update script to handle the frame change updates, and some scripts of my own to generate the columns and materials and randomize the digits.

Instructions included in the blend file.


  • jeffie profile picture

    Cool. Plus, it's very informative on scripting. However, people should be aware that the default grid (used to make the columns) is large. At first I thought it was crashing blender, then I made the grid smaller.

    Edited August 26, 2011
  • profile picture

    Thnx, I like it :)

    Edited January 04, 2012
  • Johnnyboy profile picture

    So Awesome tutorial plz so I can make mine in blue have it make a human

    Written March 07, 2013
  • Johnnyboy profile picture

    By have it make a human I mean let it drop down into a human

    Written March 07, 2013
  • polygonesrus profile picture

    wont run , nice idea though . i'm running latest blender.On windows

    Written July 16, 2013
  • gerardbelnder profile picture

    I am sorry but I can not get it running. I run blender 2.72b.

    I can not find find a script: "CreateColumns".

    There is a script "MakeColumns" but when I select that and run it (ALT P) I get the following message : Python script fail, look in the console for now. But in the console nothing happened.

    please help.

    kind regards


    Edited January 31, 2015
  • toomuchtalk profile picture

    Yeah, the code doesn't work in 2.79 and there's no error message.

    Maybe could help but I'm not smart enough to figure it out.

    Edited December 26, 2017