How to Create Wire Frame Shapes – Video Tutorial – Part 1


This is an introductory video about creating, scaling and animating wireframe shapes in MS Excel. The tutorial is made from the ground up starting with a blank workbook. A square is created. Scaling factors are added which can turn the square into a custom size rectangle. The tutorial demonstrate the use of VBA driven spin buttons and also VBA driven animation based on a “FOR” loop. The first half of…


How to make a game of PONG in Excel – part #7


This section of the tutorial explains how to add sounds to the Pong game created previously. There are four types of sound effects: collision with the walls, collision with the bats, missed ball by the player (crowd laughter) and missed ball by the virtual opponent (crowd applause). [sociallocker][/sociallocker]


How to make a game of PONG in Excel – part #2


In this section two bats are created (the opponent’s bat and the player’s bat). The player’s bat movements are controlled by the vertical mouse movement. The geometry of movement, placement and charting of the bats are explained. [sociallocker][/sociallocker]


How to make a game of PONG in Excel – part #1


This post contains the first part of a series of tutorials demonstrating how to build a lively game of Pong in Excel. The section deals with the bat movement VBA macro, and plotting the “court” or “tennis-table”  on a 2D scatter chart. [sociallocker][/sociallocker]


Creating, Sizing, Translating and Rotating 2D Shapes in Excel 2007


Most of the models on this blog are designed for Excel 2003 or earlier versions. Sometimes however, Excel 2007 or 2010 are the only versions available even though they might be far slower when running these models. This presentation is an introduction to Excel 2007 and it was suggested to me by one of my readers. [sociallocker] [/sociallocker]