This project shows a multi-frame animation.
A good introduction to animation. Although the focus is animation, a real bouncing ball would drop 1 unit in the first time interval and 3 more units in the next - the opposite of what is shown. Gravity drops happen too fast for a human observer to tell the difference so it doesn't seem strange. Maybe the about flap could challenge the learner to compare the animation with how a ball actually bounces. They might also observe that most balls do not come back to the original height.
This is something I am going to try with my students. Animation is great.
This project demonstrates the basic way for making animations with etoys.
Probably one of the most popular activity for starting with Etoys.
This project or projects just containing the scripts can be used as ready to use tool for creating animations by young children. They just have to put their own paintings in the holder.
I have used this example when I show students how animations work. It's a great example and I like how the holder remains visible so you can see what the cursor does relative to the animation.
I'm going through a Flash CS3 tutorial on animation right now where they have a "bouncing ball" as a basis for the lecture. I must say, it is so much better to do in Etoys!
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