About the pipes.. do you know that every control can be customized?
Right click... advanced... customized.
About animations.. use a picture ring and change its value every few msec.
See Labview examples "using custom controls.vi". It is a very nice one
Thank you for the suggestions. I cannot seem to locate the "using custom controls.vi, where is that located?
Search custom and Using Custom Controls and about 10 other VI's will come up.