In the last chapter, you learned to move sprites on the Stage using the motion commands and how to use the pen to draw patterns. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the various commands in the Looks and Sounds palettes. Along the way, you’ll do the following:
Create animations and image effects
Learn how layers work in Scratch
Play sound files and compose music
Make complete animated scenes of your own
The commands in the Looks palette will let you create animations and apply graphic effects like whirl, fisheye, ghost, and so on to costumes and backgrounds. The commands in the Sounds palette are handy when you want to add sounds, voices, or music to your applications. Let’s jump right in with some animation!