Overview of Alice 3 Cookbook
A cookbook for teachers who would like to demonstrate the basics of programming by creating marvelous animated scenes
Work with the new Alice 3 environment to add instances and inspect their properties, procedures, and functions
Develop interactive 3D scenes and videos with Alice 3
The book covers the new Sims module incorporated in Alice 3
Alice is a free and innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the Web. Alice is a teaching tool designed as a revolutionary approach to teaching and learning introductory programming concepts.
Alice 3 Cookbook focuses on performing common tasks required in classrooms with Alice 3. The recipes target teachers who would like to take advantage of this exciting 3D environment in their classrooms and/or labs.
Alice 3 uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating programming experience. Each recipe provides step-by-step instructions that allow you to learn the most important Alice features by example. You will learn about everything from the addition of the initial actors, up to the advanced procedures to react to the keyboard and mouse input.
You will work with the different elements that compose a scene and learn how to change the values for properties and run simple methods. Discover how to create simple animations that will allow you to recognize the most important elements of the user interface and explore the models provided by Alice to use them in games.
A cookbook for teachers filled with practical recipes for showing students how to build scenes with animations and videos, using Alice 3