Remember that scene from the 1980s Transformers movie when this happened:
I thought it was amazing.
Anyway, I'm trying to make that retro "this is what we think the future looks like in the 80s" Tron perspective-neon-laser-grid effect you see in the background. I actually bought a stock image that had it, thinking I'd be able to reverse engineer it and figure out how its done. So I stripped away all the layers until it just looked like this, but I guess whoever made it didn't want people to know, because it was just hundreds of tiny line segments; as if it had been expanded and flattened.
My first thought was "Is this where I finally break out the perspective grid and mesh tools I've been neglecting for so long?"... Lets just say, it didn't go so great. What do you guys think; any ideas?