Dec 14th, 2020
Have you heard the story about Elfie 🧝🏼, the Christmas Elf ?
In today's challenge, you will have to write and animate a short Christmas story using Scratch.
Now that you are getting used to Scratch (see previous challenges) , here are few tips:
Connect to Scratch online or download the offline version.
Write a quick story board on paper first :
How many scenes? and what is the sequence ?
How many characters or object that move/speak (we call them sprites)?
For each scene, what are the action, dialogs, movements …
Select a background for each scene in Scratch background library or create your own ones. We remixed backgrounds and pictures in our story.
Select or draw your sprites. We used a Santa 🎅🏼, a reindeer🦌, a tree 🎄 and an elf 🧝🏼♀️!
To animate and synchronize dialogs for a great story, you will mainly have to use the following blocks :
Scene sequencing - Change backdrop :
Once your sprites actions are complete for a scene, use switch backdrop <backdrop name> to indicate when your backdrop has to change.
Use When backdrop switches to <backdrop name> in all the sprites code to indicate which actions in that scene should be executed.
Dialogs - Change backdrop :
You can use the broadcast <message>/ When I receive <message> blocks to synchronize actions and dialogs of your sprites in each scene.
Don't forget to add lots of cheerful sound and music 🎵
Once you are happy with your animation, story or game, share your project in STEAM & Curious Scratch Studio . We will be happy to like it and share!
Share your project on social media with the hashtag #STEAMCuriousCalendar2020 and tag me with @steam.and.curious so we can all view your amazing work!
We are showing our story about this funny elf who tricks kids at night starting December 1st!
Be creative ⛄
Let the fun begin !
Don't forget to share the link to your project, code or even a snapshot of your pixel art / 3D creations on social media with the hashtag #STEAMCuriousCalendar2020 and tag me with @steam.and.curious so we can all view your amazing work!