Advancers – Snake and Magnify Updates

Snake Updates

The Snake project has changed a little bit from Saturday. I had to add another Sprite to get the “touching colour” code to work. So now there are 3 Sprites that move around.

  1. The one that you move around with the Arrow keys.
  2. One that follows 0.2 seconds behind, this one now draws the tail and is not touching the first one.
  3. This one follows 2 seconds behind and erases the tail.

I also changed the first Sprite to Move “2” steps not one, this speeds it up a little. I have uploaded the completed project to the AthenryAdvancers account on http://www.scratch.mit.edu so you can take a look and have a go.

My challenge to you is to beat my high score of 1200

Magnify Updates

I have uploaded a Gravity project with one single Sprite to the AthenryAdvancers account on http://www.scratch.mit.edu.

You can use this Template project to create your own Magnify project, think of an idea and draw out the Sprites you will need on a bit of paper, give the Sprites Names on this bit of paper, it doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, any rough old picture will do.

Then you need to get one Image for each of your Sprites, save them all to the same Folder on your Computer.

Once you have your diagram and all your images you can download a copy of the Magnify Project and save it to the same folder as all the images.

The steps (process) to follow to use this Project are:

  1. Rename the StartSprite to the Level 1 Sprite in your diagram
  2. Update the Variables, for this one you only need to update the MyName variable
  3. Change the Costume by uploading your image for this Sprite, delete the original costume

And then to add More Levels and Sprites use these steps:

  1. Copy the Level 1 Sprite
  2. Update the new Sprites name
  3. Update the new Sprites variables, the MyParent needs to match the MyName of the Sprite from the level above
  4. Update the MyX and MyY variables to where you want this Sprite to appear on the screen, you may have to test a few different places to get it right
  5. Change the Costume by uploading your image for this Sprite, delete the original costume

Don’t forget to Save and Test often.

http://www.scratch.mit.edu

To access the Scratch website use the following details:

Username : athenryadvancers
Password : Advancers

Modelers – Free-for-All Modelling – Week 12

This week we did things differently and had a free-for-all session where we all built items to put into a collectively sitting room. We shared some 3D scanned humans to allow for proper scaling of items in our world. The screenshot below shows “Bettina” sitting on an ottoman in my pretty empty room waiting for everyone else’s creations to arrive. We’ll continue this next week.

Here’s a link to the folder where we store all our files . You’ll find a new file in there called Sitting Room.blend, containing everything I made this week.

Modelers – Coin Pile Part 3 – Week 8

This week we finished our animation by texturing the plane to look like a tabletop and adding a background image of a desert island.

We also saw how to add an add-on to Blender, namely Lily Surface Scraper.

Here are the video instructions:

Here’s a link to the finished animation:

Here’s a link to the folder where we store all our files . You’ll find a new file in there called dubloon_wip3.blend, containing everything we did this week.

Plan for Christmas Card – Improvements.

For the final week we are going to convert the Christmas Card into a Christmas Game.

We will be starting with the Christmas Card that we made last week, if you weren’t there or want to start with the same one that I will be using, have a look at the bottom of this document, I have added instructions on how to get it.

The Plan for this week.

We will be adding some additional Sprites. We will be using Scratch Sprites rather than drawing our own to save time.

  • A sprite for Santa’s sleigh
    • This will move backwards and forward across the top of the screen
  • A sprite for the Presents
    • This will fall from Santa’s sleigh to the bottom of the screen, not directly down though.
    • This sprite will have many costumes.
  • As sprite for you
    • You will be able to move Left and Right across the bottom of the screen to try and catch the falling presents.

The Sleigh Sprite

Scratch does not have a sleigh sprite, so I used the reindeer.

He needs to start on the top left of the screen and move all the way to the top right of the screen and then turn around and go back to the top left, he will just keep doing this.

The code might look something like this:

The Present Sprite

We might have to draw this one.

The present Sprite will start from wherever the Sleigh Sprite is glide down to a random place at the bottom of the Screen, you can make the Present a random size as well to make it more interesting.

The is a Scratch block to put one Sprite in the same place as another Sprite So the code to move down the screen will look something like this:

There will also be code to count the number of presents caught. So, if the Present Sprite touches you, it will count as being caught, so you can increase your score.

When the present is caught you can change to a random costume to display the unwrapped present.

I’ll let you figure out this code as a little challenge (I haven’t done it yet 😊 )

You Sprite

This is the one that catches the presents. I used the Scratch cat, finally.

Not much code for this one, he just needs to move left or right using the left or right keys on the keyboard. So, something like this:

Getting the Christmas Card project.

https://scratch.mit.edu

Login with user name AthenryAdvancers and Password Advancers

Select My Stuff and then click the See Inside button for the ClassVersion-ChritmasCard

You will then have to save it to your device, select File – Save to your computer, so you can work on your version.

Now you will have to open Scratch 3 on your device and open the file you just saved.