CSV Generated Graphs in After Effects


    Using a CSV to make a data-driven animation
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    This week, we’re exploring using a CSV file to generate graphs in After Effects. Building a CSV allows for a lot of interesting things, one of which is the ability to use data to drive animation. In our case, a cool side effect of using a CSV is that you can change the data outside of After Effects and it can automatically change your animation.

    Data driven animation also makes it really easy to version things. Basically, if you can put something into a spreadsheet, you can use it in After Effects. Graphs and data aren’t the only things you can use CSVs for. You can even use them to offer different translations for a script so you can switch your project over to output another language with minimal effort. Perhaps we’ll take a look at that exact use case in the future.

    If you need any additional information on how to use CSVs in After Effects, check out Sergei’s excellent introductory lesson over at Ukramedia—Tip 071: How to Create & Use a CSV File in After Effects (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuiZqunCOYw).

    And as always, make sure to experiment. The expression code can be found at the project file link above.

    #AfterEffects #MotionGraphics #Data


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