Animation of ghost sprite


#1

I’m getting ready to teach Unit 6 and I am not clear how the addition of movement to the ghost sprite in the animation tab is done and whether that is taught to the students.


#2

Kristen,

Great to hear you are on Unit 6! Are you talking about the Ghost that moves its “legs” as the students are engaging and moving it around the screen? I don’t know if that was Code.org Staff magic, a loop that switches between costumes or a gif. I wanted to clarify your question before I push to them. Let me know!

Brad


#3

The ghost sprite uses multiframe animation, which is introuced at the very end of Unit 3 (lesson 20 level 4). If you open up the animation tab, you’ll see that the ghost has a whole bunch of frames that get cycled through automatically (the turtle-bunny slider underneath the thumbnail controls how quickly it cycles through frames). For most of unit three we have this disabled for the sake of simplicity.


#4

Thanks for your helpful response!