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Animator for Tableau

by Inovista



The Inovista Animator is a web-based application that allows users to import SVG images and create intelligent animations that change their behaviour based on external data. This Tableau extension allows a user to take a data-driven animation created in the Inovista Animator and load it into Tableau. Variables in the animation can be linked directly to Tableau data values or defined as user-editable properties.

In the Animator, a full range of animations are available, including Movement, Rotation, Scaling, Path Animation, Text Animation, Clipping, Masking, Text Offsets, Morphing and Wave Motions. Animation can also be driven by events such as mouse clicks.


This extension will take any animation created in the Inovista Animator and convert it into a Tableau component. Animations may be charts or infographics driven by Tableau data or simply decorative items such as moving logos.

The animations can be exported from the Animator as JSON files or they can be copied to the clipboard. In Tableau, the JSON file can be loaded or can be pasted directly from the clipboard.

In the Animator, all aspects of the animation can be modified by creating variables, for example, how much of an image to display to simulate a bar chart. Each variable can be defined as either a data item or property. In Tableau, data items are linked to Tableau data and properties can be set by the user.

Examples of properties may be fonts or colours. Once defined, data values can be updated by a filter and/or parameter change. View a short YouTube video to learn more:

The Inovista Animator for Tableau Extension: []

View a short introduction to the Animator: []

Tech Specifications

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Tableau 2019.4 and later


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