Pie Chart Animation

A pie chart is a graphical tool used to display the relative proportions of different values within a dataset. They are most effective when displaying data that is broken down into categories. For example, you might use a pie chart to show the percentage of people who voted for each candidate in an election.
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Pie Chart Maker

Build and create your own pie chart animations. We’ll start with getting the right dimensions and percentages for your project. Common jumping off points are found in the bundled packages here:

the two Types of pie chart creation

If you’re creating there are two main routes that are possible. 

To create a pie chart with spreadsheet software (such as Excel or Google Sheets), you can easily add pie charts to the worksheet from within the ‘insert chart’ feature in the top navigation bar. This is often a great way to compare percentages and quite often the spreadsheet software has different styles of charts.

If you’re planning to animate your chart however, you will need an animation software such as After Effects Typically however, you will first design the color ratios and style in an graphic design program such as Illustrator or Sketch.

Animated Pie Chart Example

Here’s another example of a dynamic pie graph. While the GIF example above might be more in the realm of conceptual, this video graph was based off an excel export (as a screenshot) that I added some motion to.

In the video example attached, the layers filter in together before the data labels (headlines) are animated in. 

Percentage counters for each of the label help to differentiate the segmented layers. 

Also Called: Donut Chart Animations

Pie charts are also know as ‘donut charts.’ This is due to their round shape. These GIFs and videos can easily be embedded into a presentation, the web, or social media accounts to highlight a company’s stats and messaging. 

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Powerpoint Pie Chart Animation

A PowerPoint pie chart animation is a great way to add interest and excitement to your presentations. It can also be used to help explain data in a clear and concise way. By animating a pie chart, you can make it more engaging and easier to understand.

There are many different ways to animate a pie chart in PowerPoint. You can use motion paths, triggers, and animations to create a custom effect. You can also use the built-in animations that are available in PowerPoint.

Motion paths are a great way to create custom animations for your pie chart. You can use motion paths to make the pie chart spin, bounce, or change direction. You can also use them to create interesting transitions between slides.

Triggers are another way to create custom animations for your pie chart. Triggers allow you to control the timing and sequence of animations. You can use them to make the pie chart appear and disappear, or to change the color of the slices dynamically.

How Do I Make An Animated Pie Chart?

Creating a dynamic pie chart animation can be done by using a few different options. A popular way (including the way I do) to create a pie chart animation is by using software such as After Effects, which allows you to create keyframes that dictate the rotation and scale of each element within the pie chart.

Another way to create an animated pie chart is by using a Powerpoint presentation. You can create your pie chart in Powerpoint, and then add animation to the individual elements within the pie chart. To do this, select the element you want to animate, and then go to the Animation tab. From here, you can add various animations, such as Spin or Grow/Shrink. This method does not have as much control to each element of the chart as you are limited to the animations available in Powerpoint.

You can also create an animated pie chart by using a GIF. A GIF is a series of images that are played in a loop, and can be created by using various online tools or Photoshop. To create a GIF of a pie chart, you will need to create individual images for each frame of the animation. Once you have all of your images, you can then upload them to an online GIF maker, such as Giphy. This can of course also be done in After Effects.

There are many ways to create an animated pie chart. The method you choose will depend on your skillset and the level of control you need over the animation.

How To Make a Pie Chart

To create a pie chart, without animation, you will need to use software that supports this type of visualization, such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. The process involves creating a new worksheet and adding data to it in the form of a table. Once the data is entered, you can then select the appropriate chart type and insert it into your worksheet.

How To Make An Interactive Pie Chart:

Interactive pie charts are a great way to engage your audience and help them understand your data. With interactive pie charts, you can add animation, interactivity, and data-driven stories to your charts. Two of the most popular placements for interactive pie graphs are on websites and Powerpoint Slides. Here’s how:

Moving Pie Charts In Presentations

To add an interactive pie chart to your PowerPoint presentation, first, open your presentation in PowerPoint and select the slide where you want to add the pie chart. Then, click on the “Insert” tab and select “Chart.” From there, choose the “Pie” chart option.

Once you’ve inserted the pie chart, you can then add your data. To do this, click on the “Data” tab and select “Add Data.” From there, input your data into the cells provided.

After you’ve added your data, you can then customize your pie chart. To do this, click on the “Design” tab and select “Chart Options.” From there, you can change the colors, font, and other aspects of your pie chart.

Once you’ve customized your pie chart, you can then add animation to it. To do this, click on the “Animations” tab and select “Add Animation.” From there, choose the animation you want to add and then click “OK.”

Finally, you can add interactivity to your pie chart. To do this, click on the “Interactive” tab and select “Enable Interactivity.” From there, you can specify how your pie chart will be interactive. For example, you can make it so that your audience can hover over each section of the pie chart to see more data.

Adding An Interactive Pie Chart To a Website

To add an interactive pie chart animation to your website, there are going to be a few different routes. Below you’ll find an example of a pie chart in Lottie format. If you hover over the pie chart image below, you’ll find that the chart morphs into different segments. The animation will fall back to the static image after the mouse cursor is removed.

While this is a simple example of a Lottie pie chart animation, you can get more complex and start layering animations into different segments and toggles of your site. The main factor here is whether or not your developer will be able to embed the Lottie code into the site.

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