Add new 3D style pie and bar charts, like http://www.jfree.org/jfreechart/images/PieChart3DDemo1.png
Why there are not yet 3D versions of your existing charts? You have a great library and great support. Your charts are much cheaper then others like "Fusion Charts" for example. Anyone, I think your big problem is that you have not 3D versions like "Fusion Charts" and a lot of people things there charts are more beautiful then yours.
I love your library, please work on this.
i suggest you high def 3d graph...it will be damn hardcore awesome man
I think you should move towards 3d bar and 3d pie and other 3d graphs with shading, coloring and effects
Heres how to use gradients to make the column chart look a bit like cylinders: http://jsfiddle.net/highcharts/2g78t/ . Also check out experimental radial gradients for pies: http://highcharts.uservoice.com/forums/55896-general/suggestions/888449-support-radial-gradients
The syntax for the 3d options has been changed since the last examples. Here are four new examples.
Will 3D pies have animation on load?
Johnny Guillen commented
Awesome update for 3D Pie Charts.... I noticed a small visual bug when viewing on iPhone iOS7... the light blue slice cut into the the red slice... visually, it appears to be a layering issue.
And an example of 3D Pie Charts:
Besides the 3D Charts having appeared on the road map we also have a first example to show :)
* To use it you have to add the library separately (similar to highcharts-more) that way this module does not interfere with the 'regular' highcharts.
* Only columns work in this example (the pies are not ready yet)
* The actual rotation axes are located in the center of the plot, but parallel to the X and Y axis.
* The frame uses the line color of the axis for the fill (bottom -> x, back and side -> y)
Note that nothing here is final (yet) but your feedback is welcome.
It's very easy to find roadmap on the Highcharts site, and see when 3D charts are expected:
In regard to the comment about how Highcharts should do what their competition are doing... if I wanted what Highcharts competition was doing, I'd use the competition. I don't - I want want what Highcharts is doing :)
And I'd prefer their time and effort be spent on actual useful charting functions as opposed to useless features that help perpetuate a culture of poor data understanding.
HOWEVER - they're coming soon anyway, so settle down...
When are 3D pies coming?
For my customers, I need a chart like this
I need a 3D bar chart like this one!
Alec Scott commented
Regarding the 3D Pie Chart Demo above. I like the chart, I don't like that i can see through the wireframe.
Agreed. Regardless of whether or not they should, my customers want to use 3D charts when viewing data. I prefer (and pay for) Highcharts because of ease of use, documentation, and performance; but some of my clients like what jChartFX is doing here: http://jchartfx.com/demo/a8c871de-a3bd-e211-84a5-0019b9e6b500.
Please hear the cries of your customers and provide the functionality we're requesting. Thanks.
Mark K commented
The hate that purists have against the most requested feature is unbelievable.
HighCharts is a commercial software. They have many competitors. All their professional competitors already have 3d charts. Therefore, it would make sense that they offer the same features as the competition.
If you don't want these features & are offended by them, simply don't use the 3d option or use any of the dozen open source solutions out there.
All I'm hearing on here is you don't "need" 3D. That's fine, but this is a product I want to buy to add value to my product, and if customers want 3D because it looks cool, guess what? It turns into a need.
Alec Scott commented
I agree with Mike on most charts. 3D is useful in viewing a funnel but does nothing for you on bar charts, etc. be selective on where you employ 3D chart views.
Mike Cullingham commented
Can't vote for this one. Although 3D surface charts can be useful for viewing the shape of data, 3D bar/column and pie charts add nothing functional to the data visualization and actually detract from the ability to read conclusions compared to their 2D counterparts.
Dick Heth commented
Chad, pie charts are hard for me to read period. Many of our customers like them. They would like them better if they were 3D.
While there may be a desire to have 3D pie charts, they are often visually misrepresent the data being presented and should be avoided in practice.
3D Pie charts can so easily distort reality. Please avoid it!
Thank you so much for planning on 3D charts this year. Please let us know when you have an approximate release schedule.