Chapter 3. Looks and Sound

In the last chapter, you learned to move sprites on the Stage using the motion commands and how to use the pen to draw patterns. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the various commands in the Looks and Sounds palettes. Along the way, you’ll do the following:

  • Create animations and image effects

  • Learn how layers work in Scratch

  • Play sound files and compose music

  • Make complete animated scenes of your own

The commands in the Looks palette will let you create animations and apply graphic effects like whirl, fisheye, ghost, and so on to costumes and backgrounds. The commands in the Sounds palette are handy when you want to add sounds, voices, or music to your applications. Let’s jump right in with some animation!

The Looks Palette ...

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