Scratch Projects Difficulties
My first—and possibly most pressing issue at this point—is that Fredrick Law Olmstead
was hidden, as you can see in the last part of the code, and I cannot get him to reappear.
Each time I click the “when clicked” box, one of the starlings starts his lines.
I’m also having trouble multiplying the starlings. I used the stamp method you suggested,
but it made another sprite and I just want “stand ins,” if you will, to illustrate the 60
starlings released in the 1800s, then the 40 released subsequently, then their
multiplication and expansion across the United States. I tried the other method you
suggested (just duplicating them), but that didn’t work correctly. I don’t remember why
exactly, but it didn’t.
I also want to be able to make the excess birds disappear and reappear when I want them
to. Since I’ve had so much success with the hide function and Olmstead…
You can see below that the 9th
starling sprite is a clone made by the stamp function, but
he also does and says what the one before him does, and it just isn’t working.
I inserted all of the location I want to have in this project: Central Park, Mississippi (the
steamboat), San Francisco, and a shot of the western hemisphere so I can show the
I can’t seem to figure out how to make them shift in and out as the backdrop in
coordination with the starlings’ lines. I tried to space the starlings lines by having them
“wait” so that—hopefully—they’ll synchronize with the backgrounds as they come and
go, but I feel like there must be a way to trigger them to say a certain thing when they are
against a certain backdrop.
And this is just a shot of the steamboat with the starlings in it. I changed the background
manually. I now need to figure out (once I figure out all the aforementioned stuff) how to
make them fly into the sky when this image shows up as the background so they are
walking on water.