How to create dynamic bar graphs in After Effects quickly and painlessly has put together a tutorial on how to generate dynamic bar graphs for corporate videos and presentations:

Don’t be intimidated. Creating bar graphs in After Effects is actually pretty straightforward and you don’t need any third party plugins to get the job done. In the following video tutorial we’ll tackle animated bar graphs in After Effects using only keyframed shape layers. By using AE’s grid overlay (and ‘snap to grid’ feature) you can easily line up your shapes and give them simulated 3D depth.

Watch the tutorial here: