What we call a scroller is still today a compulsory part of a demo. But do you even know what I am talking about ? Indeed a scroller is simply an effect showing moving text lines. It is usually shown to give information about the demo, like « who did what » or to send greetings to some friends.
The basic scroller is a mere one coloured text moving from left to right at the bottom of the screen, in other words it’s a horizontal scroller. Hopefully there are countless ways to display a scrolleras I am going to show you. 😉
I think that the various examples given above have convinced you that you can always find another and unseen way to display a scroller. The only real limit comes from the coders skills. Sometimes we end up with insane and unreadable scrollers(I guess this is a way to write nonsense speeches, anyway who could read them). 🙂
The scroller shown above is quite impressive as it is only a small part in a complex screen made of a checkerboardfloor and a rotating 3D object.
Indeed I could name so many more examples that you would surely never see the end of that article so I should rather stop here. Before I leave you in the company of some videos I would like to add that scrollershave been around for about 30 years now and will never cease to be as they are maybe the strongest tradition in demos (not to forget their vital role in credits and greetings).