3D Data Visualizer

by 5 Minutes Blender in Addons

Change log: Version 2.1 is now released. One new animation style is added - milestones along a zigzag road. The tutorial for this particular animation style is here: https://youtu.be/krmlngqYcIc

Change log: Version 2.0 Changes include: 1) Multiple animation styles are added (more styles to be added in the future), 2) Multiple floor types are added, 3) A new field is added called Additional Delay to better control the camera movement, 4) Some minor enhancements and design changes are done in this version.

Change log: Version 1.2 Changes include: 1) All text fields in the data comparison section are now auto-adjusted to accommodate them within the available space, 2) Now you can enter 3 series of data for the Line graph just like the Bar graph, 3) Some defect fixes are done for the waving flags, and 4) Some minor enhancements are sent in this version (we are working on another version with few more features to be included).

Change log: Version 1.1 Changes include: 1) Some bug fixes, 2) Better handling of negative numbers, and 3) We have revamped the logic for the data normalization for an attractive output.

This Blender add-on can read your data from an Excel file (or CSV file) and create some awesome 3D graphs or data comparison videos for you. It also takes care of the camera movement and the lights, so you can immediately render the scene and get the final output within minutes.

This add-on works both for Eevee and Cycles with similar outputs. It will also add waving flags into your composition if you select the Data Comparison option. The add-on operates in 3 different modes as described below:

1. Animated Line Graph

You need to select an excel file or a csv file that contains your data. Optionally, you can choose the colors and set other parameters from the operator box or go with the default values as shown below. Once the composition is created, hit the render button!

The data should be in a specific format. This format is available in the downloaded package, and you can also open it from the operator box itself.

The excel file can contain one single series of data or two series or three series. If you enter only one series of data, only one graph will be created. With two series, it will create two graphs together like below. It is always good to turn on the Normalize option for a perfect output.

2. Animated Bar Graph

You can create a bar graph as well. The operator box again has similar options here, like the colors, animation speed, size of the text fields etc. You need to select an excel file or a csv file like before.

In the excel, you need to provide a primary column of data, with an optional secondary column and a tertiary column (optional).

Below we have used 3 columns of data to produce this output. You can use one single column as well, for a simple bar graph.

3. Data Comparison Video

In this mode, you can create 3D data comparison videos that are quite popular these days on YouTube. You can also use these videos in office presentations, project life cycle displays, product demonstrations and in many other places. By applying various animation styles, you can come up with multiple different types of animation for your specific requirement.

There are two options here: Eevee and Cycles. You can use the option best suitable for your project/ your machine configuration.

The operator box has various options to fine-tune the animation up to your project requirement and your artistic need. You can choose different styles from the animation style options and the floor options. Further, you can always add more dimensions like a more attractive background, or national flags waving in the air. If you are interested, check-out our add-ons for City Line Generator & Auto Flag Generator created for the same purpose.

The data for this operation has to be in an excel or csv file like the above - but with the following template. You will get this template in the downloaded package.

Once you install this add-on, you'll get 3 menu options for the 3 modes of operation. The 3rd mode i.e. Data Comparison comes with two options: Eevee and Cycles. They will produce slightly different results suitable for the respective render engines.

When you purchase this product, you'll get 1) one installation package (zip file) to install 3D Data Visualizer add-on, 2) one pdf handbook that contains the installation guide and a step by step document on how to use this add-on, 3) one zip file that contains all the templates - you need to prepare your data in excel following these templates.

Important Note 1: This add-on needs pandas and openpyxl in your system (both are available for free). If they are not already installed, you can install them from the add-on preferences. In the installation document, it is described along with detailed screenshots on how to install these dependencies with a few clicks. Please follow that for successful installation.

Important Note 2: If you are unable to install them for some reason, you can still use this add-on. Save your excel file as a csv file (Go to Save As... and choose the csv option with comma delimiter). Now use this csv file in our add-on and it will give you the same result. 3D Data Visualizer works with both an excel file or a csv file alike.

Please read the documentation included in the download package for an easy guide on how to use this add-on. For any assistance, or any bug reporting, please feel free to send a mail to 5minblender@gmail.com or connect to us via our YouTube channel. We are always there to help you!

Sales 50+
Dev Fund Contributor
Published 11 months ago
Blender Version 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
License GPL
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