By popular demand I am coming back to Excel after a long hiatus. This is an update of an older model previously presented on this blog. > I added a few features to the roller coaster model as follows: 1) Performance log 2) All sorts of colors and color scheme selection 3) Speed control 4) Coaster length adjustment 3) Ground… Read More... "Excel Roller Coaster Update #1"
About Excel animation and Excel games – an introduction: Hello everyone, in this section we will be talking about sprites and and how to use the sprites in MS Excel to create animation. This is going to be a general discussion, a demonstrative, introductory talk. It shows you what we can do with sprites in Excel. In general language,… Read More... "Sprite Animation – what are sprites and how to use them in Excel animation and Excel games"
This is a preview of a minigun Excel animation, that I developed in MS Office. This animated model could be used in future Excel games. I created the graphics in PowerPoint while the animation is being run 100% by VBA code. Join our group to find out more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/excelunusual/ Enjoy, George Read More... "A minigun animation in MS Excel for Excel games"
Here is a basic sprite tutorial by John Doyle at www.excelcalcs.com You can use this method to create Excel game animation or scientific animation in Excel. Enjoy! Read More... "A simple tutorial of using Excel sprite animation on a 2D scatter chart"
This is a video preview of the analog clock series which include a model section and a tutorial section. [sociallocker][/sociallocker] Read More... "An Analog Clock Model – video preview"
Hello everyone, this is a tutorial in which a virtual Excel joystick controlled by mouse movements on a scatter chart has been demonstrated . While in operation, a macro updates the coordinates of the pointer in two spreadsheet cells. The two coordinates are then incorporated in formulas which limit the range of motion of the joystick. Just like a real… Read More... "A Virtual Joystick – How Can You Make That ? – tutorial"
Hello! Due to some incompatibility, I re-adjusted the old digital clock for the 2007 version of Excel. In Excel 2003 or earlier if you click on a chart point twice (with a certain delay between clicks) you can paste a picture and have the data point actually convert into that picture. In 2007 the same trick works but somehow the picture… Read More... "Digital Clock Model – an Excel 2007 adaptation"
Hi there, this is a better version of Pong, in which you play with a virtual opponent. It does not have a score board yet and the opponent is theoretically unbeatable. I will be improving it further. Excel 2007 is quite slow on this one. In order to get maximum speed out of Excel 2007 make sure you zoom in as much as… Read More... "Game of PONG #2"
Hi folks, this is a “practice box” for pong. The green button will “Start-Stop” the model and will also link the mouse to the bat (racket) for game control . The bat control is very smooth and quick and no mouse clicking is necessary. The red “Serve” button will shoot a new ball when you loose the old one (you don’t need to stop… Read More... "Game of Pong #1 – a dynamic training box with sound effects"
Hi guys, here is a dynamic digital clock model in Excel I made today. The display looks very realistic. I studied for this all the clocks in the house including the stove, microwave oven and washing machine clocks, plus some pictures on Google. It will display your local computer time. It uses “sprites” as a method of creating the digits. I… Read More... "A Realistic Looking Digital Clock Model"
Hi guys, here is a simple file with a bunch of clocks. The code is very basic and the whole workbook is fully open so you can see how it’s done. All the spread sheet calculations are contained in the upper left corner and the VBA code is just few lines long. Click the “Run-Pause Clock” button to start or pause… Read More... "Time in VBA Part#1 – Japanese Clocks"
Hi there, this is a Tetris game I made in Excel two years back. To start or to pause, click the yellow “sun” icon in the upper right corner of the chart. You can adjust the game level on the top side of the chart and also change the landscape by clicking “Landscape” on the bottom right. The landscape will… Read More... "A Game of Tetris in Excel"
Five different shape alterations are presented: 1. Resizing – which can be done independently on each axis by multiplying the coordinates by a certain factor while the shape is centered in the origin. 2. Translation – which can be done independently on each axis by adding or subtracting a term to each coordinate. 3. Simple rotation – formulas were derived… Read More... "Resizing, Translating and Rotating Shapes in Excel"
This post shows you how to draw a closed polygon (in this case a triangle for simplicity) on a 2D scatter plot in Excel 2003. 1. For this you need to sketch what you want to draw on a paper or just create a mental visualization. 2. In this sketch you need to define the vertices (corners) of the shape… Read More... "Creating Shapes on a 2D Scatter Chart"