First an FYI, this is a showing off post. I’m not sharing the source for this as I’d like to explore the idea of selling the Pie Chart as a Flash Component.
Recently at work I’ve been doing on a bunch of charts (mostly analytics style lines graphs). When I was finished, I thought to myself: “Well I haven’t done a Pie Chart yet”.
Ultimately, it took me 5 times longer than I would have ever expected, but I did create a fully functional 3D Pie Chart!
- This is a true 3D Pie Chart with rotation.
- This is done completely with Flash’s draw API, I don’t make use of Flash10 3D features or Papervision
- The Pie chart is resizable and all the data/colours are externally configuarable. You can even change the view angle.
Drag the chart to rotate. Mouse Over to highlight sections.
As I mentioned earlier, I’d like to make this into a proper component. I’ll be working on that in the near future and should be posting any results to the blog.
Also, a special thanks goes out to William my Algorithm Consultant, he’s responsible for pretty much all the brilliant bits in this project.