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Learn to Program with Scratch by Majed Marji

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Chapter 2. Motion and Drawing

Now that you know your way around the interface, you’re ready to use more of Scratch’s programming tools. In this chapter, you’ll do the following:

  • Explore Scratch’s motion and pen commands

  • Animate sprites and move them around the Stage

  • Draw artistic, geometric patterns and create games

  • Learn why sprite cloning is a valuable tool

It’s time to put on your creative hat and jump into the world of computer graphics!

Using Motion Commands

If you want to make games or other animated programs, you’ll need to use blocks from the Motion palette to move sprites around. Furthermore, you’ll need to command sprites to move to a particular spot on the Stage or turn in a certain direction. You’ll find out how in this section.

Absolute Motion ...

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