How to Easily Animate an Isometric Bar Chart in Ae

Move Shapes shows an easy way to create a bar chart animation in Ae using Illustrator artwork.

Creating dynamic bar charts in After Effects is one thing; animating a simple grow effect on some isometric bars, is quite another. Dynamic charts have a direct link to data, where if the data changes, After Effects will update the chart instantly. There are a few tools out there that can help with that, but it’s relatively easy if you want to animate a growing effect simply.

This new tutorial from the Move Shapes channel (Peter Arumugam) shows how you can manipulate Adobe Illustrator artwork in After Effects to appear as if the isometric bars are animating on the screen. It all comes down to mask and keyframe trickery.