The Matrix Effect procedural texture produces a pattern similar to the digital effect seen in the Matrix movies (figure 1).


Figure 1: The Scratches texture applied to a Diffuse materialUsed for dull, non-reflecting materials or mesh emitters. on a plane primitive


Scratches Parameters

Layer Count - Controls the number of scratch layers.

Curl - Determines the curvature of the scratches.

Rotation - Adjusts the scratch orientation.

Frequency - Controls the horizontal and vertical frequency of the effect.

Steps - Adjusts the stepwise frequency increase from one layer to the next.

Scratch Color - Determines the color of the scratches.

Random Seed - Provides random variations to the pattern of scratches.

UVW Transform - Positions, scales, and rotates the surface texture.

Projection - Sets how the texture projects onto the surface.