Vector Design, Robots, and Scratch - dummies

Vector Design, Robots, and Scratch

By Derek Breen

Using the design tools in Scratch’s Vector mode, you can quickly make robots as realistic as you want, and then animate them with just a few more steps. You are only one button away from an entirely new way to design with Scratch!

  1. Go to scratch.mit.edu or open the Scratch 2 Offline Editor.

  2. If you are online, click Create. If offline, select File→New.

  3. Name your project. (Online, select the title and type Vector Robots. Offline, select File→Save As and type Vector Robots.)

  4. Delete the . . . WAIT! Don’t delete the cat YET!

You may be thinking, “Nothing could be LESS robotic than that cartoony cat!”

Would you believe the Scratch cat is actually made up of vector graphics? How can you tell? Click the cat one time and then click the Costumes tab. Notice how the tools are going down the right side of the window instead of the left? But, the real giveaway is the message Vector Mode appearing beneath the Zoom buttons.

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Okay, now you can delete that awful cat! (Use the Scissors or right-click the cat and select Delete.)