A version of MovingChart from StageTools for both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X is due next month for approximately US$199. MovingChart is a tool for editors and producers to add high-quality 3D charts and graphs directly to video shows.
With the application, users can make bar, area, line, marker and pie style charts. The data and chart can be animated in full 3D. Data can be imported from any spreadsheet or text file, and the resulting chart can be drawn over a moving video background.
Producers can preview the motion in real-time without any rendering. All motion paths are smooth, splined and tapered, according to the folks at StageTools. Motion is field rendered to sub-pixel accuracies as QuickTime or AVI movies. Editors can easily apply textures to the walls and data elements of charts using any one of the supplied texture files. Plus, you can even create your own textures.