Monday, May 2, 2011
Scratch Short Story - Part 1
Welcome to Part 1 of our Animated Short Story made using Scratch.
Click the top right hand corner green flag to start, and then let the story run through to completion.
Use the top right hand corner red stop sign to stop the animation.
This post contains the first of a series of three tutorials that will result in our final completed short story.
In this first tutorial we build "Scene 1" of our Story.
The following YouTube tutorial shows the steps required to build the Animated Story shown at the start of this post.
Note that by adjusting the bottom right hand controls, it can be viewed full screen in HD. (Press Escape to return to this blog page when finished).
Here are the completed Script code blocks for the Duck.
Here are the completed Script code blocks for the Cat.
If you want to use your own character Sprites, then they need to be around 50 pixels by 50 pixels in size for Scratch. (Use either Adobe Fireworks or Photoshop, or the free downloadable program "GIMP" to do this).
For using your own Backgrounds, there is a requirement that they be exactly 480 pixels x 360 pixels in size for Scratch.
This probably means that you would need to resize your own background in Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks, with "Constrain Proportions" not ticked.
See our Tutorial on Backgrounds at the link below for detailed instructions on how to do this.
Here are the links to the two other parts of our Animated Story Tutorials.
Scratch Short Story Part 2 Tutorial
Scratch Short Story Part 3 Tutorial
Make sure you give our tutorials a go, by downloading and installing the Scratch Development Environment for free on your PC from the following link:
You'll definitely have some fun telling your own little story with Scratch.
Big Passy Wasabi