Animate Charts and Graphs in Adobe After Effects with Red Giant Datamator


Re-Branding of Digital Anarchy Video Plug-Ins Now Complete

Last Updated: January 13, 2009 4:41 pm GMT
(San Francisco, California--January 13, 2009) Red Giant Software, with popular products including Magic Bullet Suite, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode Suite, today introduced Datamator a plug-in set for creating data-driven animations for news programs and corporate videos.

Red Giant Datamator (formerly Digital Anarchy Data Animator) turns charts and graphs into compelling animated masterpieces in After Effects. Datamator includes a set of eight plug-ins that make it easier for videographers to create graphs and charts directly in After Effects instead of using PowerPoint or re-creating graphics from scratch.

"We have worked hard to make Datamator a solid product that delivers fast 3D data charting in After Effects," said Sean Safreed, Co-Founder and Director of Product Management at Red Giant Software. "With this release, we have completed the re-launch of the full line of the former Digital Anarchy video plug-ins for broadcast designers. We are committed to updating and enhancing these tools with user-driven features."

  • True 3D capabilities
    Most charting software is limited to fake 3D, but with Datamator, users have control over built-in cameras, lighting and rotation, including true After Effects Comp camera support for easier animation.

  • Complete Control
    Once the data is inside Datamator, users can easily customize every aspect of their charts and graphs. It is easy to adjust colors, typefaces, grids, legends and labels, and create alpha channels, or choose from popular presets. Datamator even has a way to check for updated data in the original file.

  • Updated Speed and Hosts
    Version 1.5 delivers a new render engine that is more than 2x times faster than the previous version. Users with four or eight core machines will see even greater speed increases. This version is specifically updated for Adobe After Effects CS4.

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Why to Buy
  • Breathe new life into dull charts and graphs
  • Animate data for inclusion in video presentations
  • Combine with other Red Giant plug-ins such as Radium Glow for truly eye-popping imagery

Pricing and Availability
Red Giant Datamator supports After Effects 7.0-CS4 on Mac OS X including Intel Mac and Windows (XP and Vista). The product is available now for $99 at

About Red Giant Software
Red Giant Software LLC is a San Francisco-based company that develops professional tools for digital video production. Products are available as plug-ins for popular video editing and effects applications, including After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, and Avid. All tools are based on production-proven technology developed by visual effects veterans.


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