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Hello everyone! With tidbits of The Matrix 4 popping up everywhere, I decided to add a set of the pills to my collection between paint drying sessions on other projects. After doing some research and searching around, I found a few good options, however, during my research of the scene, Morpheus' pill case seems to have not two pills...but SIX in it. I recorded the scene, went frame by frame, took snapshots, enlarged, and then tried running it through an AI Upscaling program (which didn't improve it much honestly), but gave enough evidence backing up what I perceived. On top of that, we never hear the pills rattle around in the movie yet all the ones I found to buy, had the pills laying around loosely, so even if they just edited the rattling out in post, within the movie it was perceived that the pills were in fact held in place to some extent. Based off this info, I realized I needed to make my own lol.
I ordered a few of these pill cases and once they arrived, took measurements and modeled the pills and then made two inserts for the case. One of them is for two pills, and the other is for 6 which I now believe is what the set prop had. The clearance is just enough that the pills don't touch the lid when pressing it closed, but can't fall out of their recesses either so they stay in place.
Everything was printed in translucent resin as that's what I already had in my vat. I sanded, clear coated, then bushed on red/blue alcohol ink, and then cleared again. I believe I will reprint the pills in properly dyed resin for a more uniform look.
Here are photos of my prototype along with snapshots of the scene and one pointing out the distinct 3 blue pills. Let me know your thoughts