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Pie chart in Flash CS3One of the most frequently used information graphic when dealing with data is the pie chart. Unfortunately, however easy it seems to create one in any of the MS Office applications, Flash has never been one to provide a simple way to create them. Until CS3 came out, that is.

The primitive ellipse tool in the latest version of Flash makes it very easy to construct analytically accurate pie charts, as long as you know how to convert the percentages into degrees. This tutorial covers precisely that part, and then goes on to show how to use these numbers to create a pie chart in Flash.

Click the thumbnail to open the tutorial in a new window. This tutorial is now also available on DeviantArt.

I will be following this tutorial up with another one on how to convert this pie chart into 3D later. Stay tuned!