all animations are made up of frames.
Frames are individual pictures that
when strung together and flipped through very fast
make a character or scene look like it's moving.
In this video, you will learn how to create
more frames for your animation
so the character adds more moves to its dance.
Watch this video to learn how to do it,
then try it on your own.
First, click on the costumes tab.
You are now in the Scratch paint editor.
You can use the paint editor
to change how your sprite looks.
Now, create a copy of a costume to change.
You're going to edit or change
the sprite's costume so it looks like it is dancing.
To do that, right-click on the costume
and select duplicate.
You now have a copy of the costume to work with.
In this example, the last costume was duplicated
in order to continue the animation.
Next, you'll learn about the cool
stuff you can do to edit sprites.
Use the select tool and click on the sprite.
You'll know that you've selected
the sprite when you see a box around it.
With the sprite selected, you can
move it by clicking and dragging.
Rotate it by dragging the circle on top of the sprite
or change its size by dragging
the squares on the corner and sides.
If you make a mistake while editing the sprite, that's okay!
Computer scientists make mistakes all the time
and they use those mistakes to learn
what they should do differently next time.
You can use the undo button to undo your last action
then try again until you have something you like.
Now you can move, rotate, and resize your sprite,
but a dancing sprite needs to be
able to move its arms and legs.
To make that happen, select the sprite,
then click the ungroup button.
The sprite now splits into many parts
that you can move, rotate, or resize individually.
Move the arms and legs a tiny bit
to create your first animation frame.
Remember to test your animation often.
Computer scientists always tests their projects
to make sure everything is working.
To test your new frame, click back and forth
between the original costumes and your new costume.
You can also click the green flag
to play the entire animation with your new frame in place.
The sprite performs the dance move that was just added!
There is one more drawing tool to try.
The reshape tool.
Use this tool to edit points and lines.
For example, click on the reshape tool
then on your sprite's mouth, drag the points and lines
on the sprite's mouth to make it look like it's smiling.
Once you are happy with your new frame,
duplicate the costume you just created.
Then make further changes to it to create your second frame.
Repeat this process
until you have three new animation frames.
Remember, every frame within animation changes
just a tiny bit from the one that came before.
Make small changes to your sprite's pose and expression
so it looks like it is dancing.
Now it's your turn.
Create three new frames for your
dance animation and test your work often.
Try the following tools, select, undo, ungroup and reshape.
It's important to create
without the fear of making mistakes.
Try something new.
Make something awesome!
After you've finish creating your dance animation,
click the green arrow to move on to the add-ons,
where you'll spice up your animation
with even more cool features!
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