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Lava Lamp Visio Shape
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:18:30 PM »
Another at-least-ten-year-old Visio Smart Shape. This one's so old it's new!

If you've seen the Visio Advent Calendar, then you might have found the Lava Lamp lurking behind one of the doors. But if you don't feel like waiting for December Somethingth, then here you go!

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Re: Lava Lamp Visio Shape
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 10:16:54 AM »
I'm trying to imagine this with vojo's animation!


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Re: Lava Lamp Visio Shape
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 12:48:49 PM »
I'd like Vojo to animate it! 
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Re: Lava Lamp Visio Shape
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 01:02:40 PM »
I have a recollection of this being a Gary Larson Farside cartoon:
"All final year science students get a one semester course in reanimating dead lava lamps".
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Re: Lava Lamp Visio Shape
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 01:20:47 PM »
People, people, people!

When you go around saying irresponsible things, like "animate the lava lamp", don't you know that folks will likely attempt this, and throw us further into recession as productivity plummets?

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Re: Lava Lamp Visio Shape
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 03:02:35 PM »
 ::)

Well, of course.  Besides, it occuppies idle time with productive creativity, providing an illusion of importance.   :o

That way, as the economy slumps, I can still be happy!!!  ;)
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Re: Lava Lamp Visio Shape
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 06:01:26 PM »
It's animated!  Thanks to Vojo's development of animation in Visio, see Visio Animation Template ( http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=361.0 ), the Lava Lamp now has rising/sinking globules.  Attached are the Visio drawing and the separately attached macro.  Just copy and paste the contents of the text file into ThisDocument via Tools>macro>Visual Basic Editor.  The macro is specific for this particular Visio file, and there are no provisions for controlling the length of time it runs.  Pretty bare bones, but fun, nonetheless.

Enjoy!
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PS.:  Perhaps a real programmer can embellish this thing.
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Re: Lava Lamp Visio Shape
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 08:59:40 AM »
Good job, Wapperdude!

I found myself staring in wonderment at the moving globules for way too long...
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