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arrow_back Draw a Letter

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Instead of picking a sprite, in this video you will learn how to draw your own.

This will allow you to add creativity and personality to your project.

To start, decide which letter from the name you will draw.

This example draws and animates the letter “A,” but you will draw a letter for the name you’re animating.

Click “paint new sprite.”

This takes you to the costumes tab, where you will draw your letter.

Use the paintbrush to draw the outline of your letter.

Use lines to outline or add character to your letter.

Add color.

Experiment with the different tools until you have drawn a letter you like.

If you make a mistake or don’t like something you drew, use the eraser.

Then, move your letter to where it appears on the stage.

Next, add movement to the letter you made, so it makes some action in your animation.

Click back to the scripts tab.

Make sure the sprite you drew is selected.

Click the motion menu.

Click, hold, and drag out a “move” block.

Click the block a few times.

The sprite moves, but only in one direction.

The “move” block contains a value that is a positive number.

To make the sprite move in the opposite direction, drag out another “move” block, and change the value to negative ten.

Don’t connect the two blocks to each other.

Click the block.

The sprite moves back the other way.

Next, make the sprite move back and forth repeatedly.

Connect the two “move” blocks.

Then, click the “control” menu, and drag out a “repeat” block.

Place the “repeat” block around the two “move” blocks.

Click the block stack.

The sprite didn’t move!

It actually did move, but it moves too fast to see.

To fix this, from the control menu, drag out a “wait” block, and place it between the two “move” blocks.

Drag out a second “wait” block, and place it under the second “move” block.

Change the values in both “wait” blocks to a shorter amount of time, like zero point one.

Click the block stack.

The sprite moves back and forth repeatedly!

Make your animation run when the sprite is clicked.

From the events menu, drag out a “when this sprite clicked” block, and snap it to the top of your block stack.

The sprite you created moves back and forth when you click it.

Now, it’s your turn: Draw your own letter sprite.

Add two move blocks, one with a positive value and one with a negative.

Add a “repeat” block.

Add two “wait” blocks, and change the values to zero point one.

And add a “when sprite clicked” event.

Once you finish these steps, return to this page to select another add-on to try.

Choose an Add-On
Change Color
Change the color of a letter when it’s clicked.
Grow and Shrink
Change the size of a sprite when it’s clicked and add a sound to match the animation.
Draw a Letter
Draw your own letter and make it move.
Spin
Add a letter and rotate it when it’s clicked.
Bounce
Move the sprite up and down and add a sound as it bounces
Wave
Create and change to different costumes.
Bounce Everywhere
Move the sprite all around the stage, then make it return to a specific point.
New Backdrop
Switch to a different backdrop by clicking the letter or sprite.
Say Something
Make the letters talk to each other when the green flag is clicked.
Sprite Dance
Make a sprite dance when the sprite is clicked.
Add Background Music
When you click a sprite, play a song and change the background
Play a Beat
Play a drum beat when the sprite is clicked.
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Instructions
  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Open the Starter Project below.
  3. Return to this page and watch more videos to customize your project.