My First Alice Animation
I experienced Alice (version 18.104.22.168.0) a month ago and I wanted to share my project with you.
Alice has both strengths and flaws. It is a great tool for learning algorithmic thinking, which is mandatory for computer and robot programming. However, It is a tough tool for animating.
Some motions (e.g. moving items around the world, moving the camera, etc.) are easy to perform. But most motions (e.g. animating limbs of characters, etc.) take a bit of skill to create and lots of patience.
In the animation I created, there is a dinosaur who breathes while standing still. When the user presses the D key, the dinosaur moves forward and the camera follows her. The dinosaur is able to move forward until she gets to a pond. If the user presses the D key while the dinosaur is at the pond, the camera changes to see her from the front as she puts her head back and roars.
It took me about 20 hours to create this. A lot of time was spent learning the interface and setting up the scene. The animation, although tedious, was the easy part. I have a degree in computer animation, so I might have had an easier time than someone without. BUT luckily there are tutorials for Alice right here on the CS2N - so you don't need a degree to get started.
Go to "Introduction to Alice Programming" to get started.
Posted on January 23, 2012 in Announcements by Luke Reynolds : 2 Comments
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