This morning, as I was trolling around looking for a topic for today’s Matrix Eyewear blog, I stumbled onto a nicely-done video that shows one of the more famous scenes from The Matrix, remade with characters from 2 popular video games – Left 4 Dead 2 and Team Fortress 2. It’s a somewhat mesmerizing and very unique spin on the original, so I thought I’d share it with you for today’s post.
The video was done using something called Source Filmmaker, which was recently launched by Valve, the company that produces hit games like Portal and Left 4 Dead. Source Filmmaker is a tool that allows gamers to create high quality computer animated videos. Basically anything in any of Valve’s video games – from the characters to the landscapes and everything in between – can be used to create movies and videos. For those interested, here’s a video from Valve that describes the tool.
As you will see in The Matrix remake, the tool does a very effective job of creating the animation in a seamless and thorough way. It’s so cool that I was literally mesmerized by the graphics! And the creator of this video did a nice job as well. No, neither the Trinity sunglasses nor the Agent Smith sunglasses even come close to resembling the originals, but at least the video creator pretty much stayed true to the original scene. At least, as far as I can tell anyway! But hey, don’t take my word for it. You be the judge.
Immediately below is the Source Filmmaker clip, and underneath that is a clip of the original scene from The Matrix. Give them both a quick watch and let me know what you think. Enjoy!