The template had to be set up so that the entrants could be displayed on the centre hexagon cluster so that each entrant would get their own hexagon. This was tricky to setup as some had very long names. Also I wanted to actually integrate some element of the design into the hexagons rather than it just be a screen to display content.
I wanted the gold to trace the edges of the hexagons and to ‘write on’ so when the winners were announced there was so flash and animation on screen as they came to the stage.
For the gold hexagon animation I used scripts to offset the time of 1 hexagon over the whole array so that that you get a transition effect. I’ve played with this before and usually you get large render times but in this case because the shape was simple it was fast enough.