2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2016 2:50 AM by PLoos

    How to create a Dynamic Scoreboard


      Hey guys,


      I'm trying to figure out how to make a Dynamic Scoreboard. I want to create something similiar to a Eurovision Song Contest scoreboard.
      If you don't know what I'm talking about, here is a link of my first try: Eurovision Song Contest 2016 - Scoreboard Design - YouTube


      So, doing this in After Effects is a lot of work. You've got a lot of layers, and the points and assets change a lot because of the ranking system.
      But it's basically a scoreboard in which points get awarded by every country, and the layers change into the right ranking order when they get points.

      Is there a way in After Effects to make a system where you can award points, and let the system do the animation and ranking work for you automatically?

      Maybe with expressions? Or do you know different software where you can create this system?


      Thank you for your time!

        • 1. Re: How to create a Dynamic Scoreboard
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Sure you could rig it up with expressions in AE, but usually such stuff is created in VizRT, Ventuz, Chyron systems or proprietary solutions by broadcast service companies like SwissTiming. Still, it requires programming and quite some knowledge even in those systems. You still end up with lots of "layers", only that they are tied to a database or live keyboard inputs combined with premade graphics and pre-rendered footage for animated transitions and such. It can get quite complex.



          • 2. Re: How to create a Dynamic Scoreboard
            PLoos Level 1

            Right, so that's probably not something I can create haha. I wish there were other solutions which didn't require the knowledge and other stuff that can get complex. I hope I can get my hands on a program like that sometime..


            Thanks for your time though!