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Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign

Postby johloh » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:14 pm

I've been working on this sign from the first matrix movie (the only one worth anything)...

Screenshot - from the oracle's apartment...
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Video - In case you forgot the scene...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWG1tvgL4ig

Design scratched into surface
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Designing from a weird angle screenshot like that is sure quite a pain, but im pretty happy with the design.

just gotta router it out now and paint/sand/stain...
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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby LiquidKarma » Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:28 pm

OMG that's awesome! That looks great for working off of a screenshot!!

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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby johloh » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:18 pm

LiquidKarma wrote:OMG that's awesome! That looks great for working off of a screenshot!!

thanks. I forgot to show the template I designed to trace off of...just had to find a font that was close, and then draw a few somewhat simple shapes...

edit: remove template
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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby Apollos » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:11 pm

Yeah it's looking good so far, I can't wait to see the final result!

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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby johloh » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:29 am

Apollos wrote:Yeah it's looking good so far, I can't wait to see the final result!

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yeah I havent touched it in like 3 months. gotta get going on this again...
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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby librebel » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:59 am

So, what does that translate into again? Thanks.

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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby blackmageheart » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:34 pm

Wikipedia wrote:In Latin, the aphorism is generally given as nosce te ipsum. The Latin version of the aphorism is written on a plaque above the Oracle's door in the Matrix film series, where it is rendered in a non-traditional Latin; that is to say temet nosce ("thine own self thou must know") translated in the Matrix as know thyself.


I was going to write it myself but that explained it better than I could :D

Looking forward to seeing this completed, damn good copy of it johloh. I'm still really impressed with the way you managed to get the design from such a weird angle! ^^
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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby johloh » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:07 pm

update. going to the store to buy stain for the wood...

used pencil to color in the area to be removed
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carved out freehand with my dremel
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painted in green, then sanded to remove paint outside of carved area.
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just gotta stain it and mount it on the wall...should be done tomorrow.
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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby johloh » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:25 am

done!

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unfortunately no beaded curtain...but, good enough.
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Re: Matrix "Temet Nosce" Sign (WIP)

Postby nintandrew » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:52 pm

Awsome! It looks just like the one in the movie... :shock:
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