End-of-term update: Scratch Art and Animation
School: Cannon Hill State School,St Joseph Kangaroo Point
End-of-term: Term 1, 2018
Course: Scratch – Art and Animation
Penguin Arty Party
Penguin Arty Party is a super-creative computer game. Penguin moves left to right, following the mouse pointer. The disco ball at the top of the screen automatically moves left and right. At random intervals, balloons drop from the disco ball. When penguin catches a balloon, he earns one point.
We learn to:
- Use XY coordinates
- Use random number generation
- Create clones to make our code more efficient
- Use variables to store a number, i.e. game score
- Use collision detection to determine when penguin touches a balloon
Link to Scratch project: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/199169818/#player
Making an animation mini-movie is one of the most creative things you can design with coding. Each student makes their own animation movie over 2 weeks.
Let’s use this animation movie as an example: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/116001774/#editor
Before we start coding up an animation movie, we first need to sketch up a storyboard. Here is one we made earlier.
We learn to:
- Time conversations
- Change direction and size of sprites to indicate depth
- Turn sprites around
- Show and hide objects in each scene
- Show text in the title screen and the end screen
- Use broadcast to change scenes
- Use various techniques to create visual techniques
Make your own project
In Week 7, students made their own project with the guidance of our tutors.
Week 8 is Demo Day, students get time to finish their projects and then present their projects in front of our parent and student audience.
For more information, please email us.
See here for next term’s program.