Speaking In this video, you'll create an object foryour character to encounter, and you will tell the story of how your character reactsto it. First, click on the Character sprite clickthe Costumes tab to see the character choices. This example will use the Person5 costume,but choose any costume *you* like for your story. Click to select the costume.
Click the Scripts tab. The starter project already includes somecode. Click the flag to see what it does.
When the flag is clicked, the character sprite moves up and down, so it looks like it iswalking.
a stack of code also runs that tells the starter project to show the Sign AND makes the charactersay one sentence. Code blocks stacked together like this provideinstructions to the computer, and the computer follows these instructions from the top down.
Add more blocks to this stack to continue telling the story.
Click on the Events menu. Click on the "broadcast" block to see what it does. This “broadcast”block sends the message "Cat" to the rest of the project. Use the “broadcast” blockto make it possible for your character to see more objects.
Drag the “broadcast” block to the bottom of the block stack, and snap it to the “say”block. Click on the menu to see a list of objects, and choose the one your characterwill see first. This example uses Cat. Click the Green Flag to try your code. Great. Thecharacter starts walking, says something, the sign appears, then the cat appears.
Next, click on the Looks menu. Click the "Say for 2 seconds" block to see what it does.
It makes the character say "Hello!" for two seconds. Add a “Say” block to the bottomof your block stack, and enter the words your character will say when it sees the object.
This example will say, "I have always wanted a cat, but my sister is allergic to cats."
You’ll write a sentence that makes sense for your story and your character. If youwrite a long sentence, tinker with the time in the “say” block to give your readersenough time to read it. Add more “broadcast” blocks to createobjects for your character to encounter, and use “Say” and “Think” blocks to makeyour character respond to what it sees.
Making a character respond to the environment around it is a classic storytelling techniquethat will help your reader understand your character’s personality.
For example, when your character sees something unexpected, does it react with fear or surprise?
Is it excited by a new object, or does it pretend to have seen it before and play itcool? Use the “say” and “think” blocks to show your character’s personality.
Stuck? Ask the person next to you for help. If you can’t figure it out together, askyour Guru. Now, it's your turn. Add at least 3 objectsfor your character to react to using "broadcast" blocks. Tell the story of how your characterresponds to unexpected objects using “say” and “think” blocks.