This is an info-graphic taken from the Adobe 2012 State of Create Global Benchmark study. As with all informational graphics the goal here was to create a coherent and readable graphical display of the information while at the same time making it visually appealing and engaging for the audience.
The initial graph animation was created in Autodesk 3DStudio Max.
The animation was then rendered out as individual passes as png sequences to be composited in After Effects.
3DStudioMax camera data and null objects for positional reference were also exported and brought into AE as well.
Text was added and animated in After Effects and final color correction was performed on all elements.
The music track used in the background:
Mansardian from freesound.org