{% trans 'Watch it here now.' as msg_meta_extra} Changing Backdrops and Costumes - Our Story - CS First Skip to content

Please update your browser

Your browser version is not supported by this site. CS First may not work properly. Learn more.

arrow_back Changing Backdrops and Costumes


Stories can take place in more than one location.

To change locations in your story, first, add another backdrop.

You can choose a new backdrop from Scratch's library, or create your own.

To create your own, click the paint new backdrop icon under the Stage.

This will open up the Paint Editor where you can build a backdrop using circles, rectangles, lines, or just painting.

The paint bucket allows you to splash a whole section with color.

To program the backdrops to change, click on the sprite that will tell the backdrop when to change.

From the Looks menu, place a switch backdrop to block anywhere in the block stack that you want to change the backdrop.

From the dropdown, select the new backdrop.

Click on the flag to test the code.

The first time the backdrop changes properly.

Click on the flag again, however, the backdrop starts on the second backdrop.

To fix this, from the Looks menu, place a switch backdrop to block just under the when flag clicked block.

Select the first backdrop from the dropdown.

Test the code again.

The backdrop starts with the first backdrop then changes when it's told.

Great, now it's your turn.

Add a new backdrop, then program the backdrop to change to the new one using switch backdrop to.

Finally, program the story to start using the switch backdrop to block just under the when flag clicked block.

Choose an Add-On
Changing Backdrops and Costumes
Add different scenes to your story.
Changing Looks with Code
Learn what the "looks" blocks can do.
Move Around the Stage
Discover ways to make sprites move.
Animate sprites by creating new costumes.
Secret Password
Make a password to protect your story.
arrow_backward Back
Next arrow_forward
  1. Choose an Add-On, and click "watch" to learn how to build it.
  2. Once you finish one Add-On, try another one below the video!