Using animation and other visual effects
By default, every Flash chart and gadget animates the data plot, the part of the chart or gadget that represents the data. For example, the columns in a column chart grow vertically and horizontally, and the pie and doughnut charts rotate. You can change the default animation and define custom animations and visual effects. The types of visual effects you can apply are shadow, glow, bevel, blur, and font.
When defining custom animations and visual effects, do the following:
If a standard formatting property and an effect property are set for the same chart or gadget part, the effect property takes precedence. For example, if the font property and a font effect are set for the x-axis labels, the font effect is used.

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