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2. Using Actions to Learn About a Character
In this video you'll learnabout the main character through its actionsand you'll choose the order in whichit will perform those actions.
First, look at the different actionsthe main character can do.
The main character in each starter projecthas a unique set of actions it can perform in responseto what the narrator says.
In this example,when the main character receives the message dance,it switches between two different costumes 10 times.
This makes it look like it's dancing.
Click on the code to watch this happen.
The main character's actions give you an ideaof its personality.
Is I quick to anger?
Happy go lucky?
A courageous heroin or hero?
Maybe it's just having a bad day.
Now develop the narrator's story about this characterby writing the narrator's dialogue.
Later you'll use the main character's reactionsto illustrate the narrator's story,but for this video use the savefor two seconds blocks you've used in previous daysto make the narrator tell a story about the main character.
The next video will show you how to program the narratorto send or broadcast messages to the main character.
Now it's your turn.
Program the narrator to tell a storyabout the main character.
Use the specific character reactions includedin the starter project you chose to guidewhat the narrator will say and develop the characterin your story.
Test your code often, so you catch bugs along the way.
Explore the actions your character has.
Outline a story in which the character uses those actions.