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Video Tutorials: Charts and Graphs in Adobe After Effects

In video projects, one commonly requested element is a pie chart or line/bar graph. In this post, we’ve rounded up a few quality tutorials to show you how to create dynamic charts and graphs in After Effects!

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Charts and graphs aren’t sexy, but using infographics is often the best way to display a data set. It’s common for corporate and business videos to utilize charts and graphs, so it often falls on the After Effects editor/designer to show off this data in a visually compelling way.

In the following video tutorials, you’ll see how to create bar graphs, line graphs and pie charts using tools in After Effects.

Premiumbeat blogger and skilled motion designer Evan Abrams, shows you how to create a pie chart in After Effects that dynamically animates on and off:

Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot, shares his recipe for creating bar graphs in After Effects. Although this tutorial is a few years old it’s still highly relevant and full of useful info.

Click the image below to view the tutorial and download the AE project file.

Bar Graph

Rob Mize did a two part graph series for Creative Cow. In the first video (below) he demonstrates how to create each of the charts above, as well as a line graph and area graph in After Effects. The second video in the series shows how to spice up these charts and graphs with third party plugins like Trapcode Particular.

Don’t have the time or energy to make charts and graphs in After Effects by scratch? The infographics AE template below is a quick way to achieve similar effects. You can download the After Effects charts and graphs template from FluxVFX for $35.