Although there have been tons and tons of tutorials dealing with creating the Matrix Raining Code Effect, Maltaannon takes a bit of a different approach here, a much better one actually by using particular and After Effects’ Mosaic effect to reveal the leading letters… also Maltaannon Jerzy Drozda returns with a tutorial! How exciting is that! Check out the The Matrix Raining Code Using Particular & Mosaic Effect in After Effects to Reveal Raining Letters tutorial here.
Maltaannon notes on his post: “I figured to change the approach a bit, and instead of having a “leading letter particle” spawn “after vision particles”, I decided to build a grid of letters, and then use Particular and Mosaic effect to reveal them. That way I could focus on the look, speed, timing and other “artistic” aspects of the work, and not think about how to set up Particular.”