Here is the challenge for Day 5
Create a project that involves one or more sprites jumping or flying. For example, you could animate a bird flying through the clouds or a video-game character jumping across lava. (Remember, if you get stuck, find inspiration and support in the Teaching with Scratch Facebook group, our list of Getting Unstuck strategies, or on Twitter at #CreativeComputing.)
Add your Scratch project to this studio to share how you approached today’s challenge. Then, check out and comment on some other examples in the studio!
Take a moment to reflect on your creative process in the Notes and Credits section of your project. What did you like most about your project? What would you do with it next, if you had more time?
What I think, what I did
The Scratch wiki has a really great page about jumping, https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Jumping , which helped me think of different ways to achieve a jump, and orient me to use methods that didn’t originally come to my mind, or try things I wouldn’t normally use. I wonder if I can include a link to this page when students make some games and have them read it and attempt to implement jumping, without too much formal instruction in it. I looked at a few projects in the studio and got some ideas. I think I want to create a scrolling scene, I have only made one 1 time before, and I just followed directions exactly to do so. I will try to have jumping and flying. Maybe some obstacles come towards the sprite and they can jump, but sometimes there are too many to jump, so flying would be needed. Since I’ll only use it on 1 sprite I won’t need to use Make a block, but I could create a function, and reuse it with other sprites. Maybe you have to press the F key to switch to flight mode, and the sprite changes to one with wings. I’ll try to search out some pixel art that will allow a walk cycle and see if it has at least one flying position.
Well, I spent a lot of time on this project and I added and removed many things. In the end, I just kept the scrolling background, jumping dog, dog barks mid jump, and an imported animated gif of a pixelated pug gave me the walk cycle. It doesn’t continuously scroll but it’s close enough.Please follow and like us: