Outrageous Randomizing Screen Saver
Updated June 22, 2012 to add dynamic travel or dynamic circlesize about every 6th random pattern or so.
CLICK WITH THE MOUSE.
THEN HIT THE "9" KEY AND THE "4" KEY.
THEN PLAY WITH THE SLIDERS. HAVING FUN YET?
THEN TRY THE "P" KEY, AND TRY THE OTHER SLIDERS.
"H" KEY WILL HIDE ALL OF THE SLIDERS SO YOU CAN VIEW BETTER.
HIT THE "5" KEY SO COSTUMES CAN START CHANGING AGAIN. CLICK WITH THE MOUSE NOW TO SEE CHANGING COSTUMES.
Other controls described below :
Press the R key to see new patterns when you want. Other keys like the 2 key, etc have interesting effects.
Press the "Z" key, then the "Q" key, and then the "4" key and you are in full control of all sliders but the screen is very busy. Don't forget to press "W" to resume randomizing after done with sliders. Press space bar to clear screen if desired. Press "5" key to unlock costumes when done.
Press the "H" key to hide the sliders.
Pressing the "2" key turns on automatic size modulation. Pressing the "3" key turns it off. It's a cool effect.
Pressing the "4" key locks the current costumes so they can't change. Pressing "5" unlocks the costumes so they can change when you mouse click or press "M" or U".
Press "6" key to freeze colors at current colors. (If colors are frozen, the "1" key will cycle colors for as long as it is held down). Press "7" key to unfreeze colors so the colors of the costumes and background can flow.
TRY THE CONTEST BASED ON THIS PROJECT! Go to this project http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/MikeKucinski/2445872 where you can share your own slider choices.
Or this contest is even simpler. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/MikeKucinski/2447024 Just replace my costumes with yours and add it to the contest gallery at http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/160055
TRY THESE CONTROL ADJUSTMENTS : IT IS SO FUN!!
Makes a great FREE gift or TOY!!! Give it to a brother, sister, friend, etc. You can email the link as the gift! Even toddlers will love the controls if you teach them how to operate a few of them.
Press "R" to randomize now, or wait and randomizing will happen based on the slider value.
Press R a few dozen times now to see what kind of cool patterns you can expect. Then read the rest of the project notes.
Press "M" to sync both drawing costumes to same pattern.
Space bar clears screen.
Press "V" key and the patterns follow the mouse pointer. Press "A" key and the patterns are random and don't follow the mouse.
Click mouse down to change drawing costumes but keep current random overall pattern.
Use PatternChangeRate slider to lengthen/decrease randomize times or use up arrow to lengthen randomize time or down arrow to decrease randomize time.
Type "B" to change the background color.
I added a size modulation control. Type "Z or O or K or L or P" keys to use it.
Slide growSpeed control to zero to stop size modulation effects or press "Y" key.
If you find a random pattern you like and don't want it to change, type "Q" to stop the Randomizing. Type "W" when you want Randominzing to begin again. Mouse clicks still work while the Randomizer is off so you can cycle the costumes.
Running growSpeed slider to zero and back will de"sync" patterns for a cool effect. Pressing "U" key will also unsync the drawing patterns too. Press "M" key to resync, if desired.
Small values are best for PatternChangeRate slider. A value of 10 will change patterns every 35 seconds. A value of 100 will change patterns every 350 seconds.
"S" key stops the current drawing so you can change to next costume without clearing screen. Or while stopped you can do a screen capture or a snippet. After hiting "S" key, click mouse to change costume. If you downloaded this project, you can see which costume is selected to draw next, but online, you can't see which is next.
"C" key continues drawing operations.
"X" key stops all.
To insert your own costumes, follow below instructions. If you have any questions, message me.
First note the script/code is different for my two sprites, but the costumes are the same between both sprites. I made the costumes the same by duplicating the first sprite, then modifying the code for the second sprite.
To use your own costumes, download this project. Then the first thing to do is replace all of the costumes of Sprite 3 with the costumes that you want to use.
After you are done adding ALL of your costumes that you want to use, then duplicate Sprite 3. In the duplicate that you made, delete all of the script/code so you can cut and paste the unique code from my second sprite into your duplicate.
After you paste all of the code from my second sprite into your duplicate sprite (which has all of your own costumes), then delete my original second sprite since it has all my old costumes in it, and it doesn't have your new costumes.
Adjust the initial "switch to costume selection" to the same costume in each of your sprites to "sync" the first costume used by each of the sprites.
If you do this successfully, please message me with a link to your project online so I can check it out.
Try holding the "U" key down for awhile.
Also, it is fun to note the spaces not filled for some patterns. It's often symmetrical with a little fuzziness due to costume shapes.
New features :
P key decreases min size when grow Speed is modulated.
L key increases min size when grow Speed is modulated.
K key increases max size when grow Speed is modulated.
O key decreases max size when grow Speed is modulated.
The K and P keys allow extended range of max and min size beyone what the sliders allow.
Pressing the "9" key shows some of the master sliders that are fun to control too. Suggest that you pause the randomizer at the same time by pressing the "Q" key too. When done playing with the sliders press "H" key to hide all sliders.
To allow the background color to flow slowly through it's color range, hold the "F" key down for 2 seconds.
To freeze the background color, hold the "I" key down for 2 seconds.
My best work :
Spiral Down Your Sprites http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/MikeKucinski/1433506
The Power of Stamping http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/MikeKucinski/1425849
Safety Glasses Required http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/MikeKucinski/1406915