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Adding More Sprites micro-lesson

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When we are coding, we might need to program two things at the same time. Animations are much more interesting when there's more than one character. Let's have a look at how we add more sprites to the animation. Underneath the animation screen, we can see the sprites that have been added. I have the cat and the fish. You can't see the fish because we programmed it to hide in our last session. To add more sprites, we press the plus button at the bottom of the screen. You can then either search for pre-made ones or use the paint brush to draw our own. When we are programming a sprite, it's important to take note of which sprite is selected. This is shown by the blue box around the sprite’s picture. Each sprite has its own set of instructions. Head on over to scratch.mit.edu and have a go at creating some of your own sprites and adding these to your animation.

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  • What does the paint brush tool do?

    1) Lets you draw your own sprite
    2) Changes the colour of the sprites you already have
    3) Opens premade sprites
    4) Deletes all the sprites
  • How do you add more sprites to the animation?

    1) Click the plus button at the bottom of the screen.
    2) Click on the sprite's picture
    3) Delete the other sprites
    4) Go to file
  • How do we know which sprite is being programmed?

    1) The blue box around the sprite's picture sows which one is selected
    2) They are all pregrammed at the same time.
    3) You have to click on the sprite in the animation screen
    4) The red box around the sprite's picture sows which one is selected
  • Does each sprite have its own set of instructions?

    1) Yes
    2) No

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