TOKYO (MacHouse) – A long time ago, I developed an iPad application for creating a 2D pie chart. Hmm… Maybe, I can do it in 3D with the SceneKit. Actually, I submitted a new OS X application to Mac App Store a couple of hours ago. This new software release is called Pie-3D.
Pie-3D is an OS X desktop application that lets you easily create a pie chart. A pie chart can have as many as 50 sectors, each of which can be individually colored, of course. Pie-3D will automatically create field labels so that one can tell which pie represents which field with what color.
As the application name suggests, Pie-3D lets you create a pie chart in 3D, not in 2D. So you can give a pie chart a depth. And you can rotate a pie chart around the X, Y, Z axis. Moreover, you can make your pie chart look slightly different by changing the light type and the position of the light source.
- Create a pie chart with as many as 50 sectors.
- Set a color to each sector. Set default colors to first 30 sectors in Preferences.
- Adjust the depth of a pie chart. Rotate a pie chart.
- Let the application automatically generate field labels. Choose to display or not to display field labels.
- Freely move the entire group of field labels with your mouse. Undo/Redo its position.
- Apply a light to a pie chart. Choose one of four light types.
- Save the entire canvas as a picture to your disk. Send the entire canvas to a printer.
- Save progress as a project file. Double-click on a project file to reproduce progress.
- The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
- The application supports the fullscreen mode.
- Languages: English and Japanese only
- Application file size: 10.1 MB.
- The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)
- The application comes with a 12-page introduction window, giving the user a quick tour over how it works.
- 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.0)
- 64-bit system
- Each chart can have up to 50 sectors.
- Once set, the number of sectors cannot be raised. So the user should set the largest number of sectors possible if it’s not definite.
Nothing so far…
Application user’s guide is available (only in English). Click here to access it online.
Click here to download a trial version. This trial version will remain fully functional for 7 days, starting from the very moment you first launch it.
There is no video tutorial at this time.
Pie-3D is a product of MacHouse.
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