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bigpuppy
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Developing an idea - The power of remixing


What is a remix?

According to the Scratch Wiki, “A remix is a modified and shared version of an uploaded project.” This means that a remix is taking an existing project, adding a unique spin and re-uploading it. Remixes can change anything from adding a small feature to adjusting something big in the project.

How do I remix?

To remix a project, open the desired project by another Scratcher and make a change in the code or art. Instead of the usual save button, there will be an orange “remix” button where the save button should be. Once you click this, your own copy of the project with the change is saved with the original title with the word remix at the end. You can continue to make changes, or click share. Make sure to give the original creator credit in the Notes and Credits of your project, link to the project (optional), and you're done!

Why should I remix?

Multiple reasons exist as to why you should remix; for instance, people in collaborations such as Phantom Shadows remix to add features to the project they are collaborating on. Another reason to remix could be debugging known bugs in the project of another Scratcher, or compressing their scripts. People may also remix to enter a competition such as a Colouring Contest. Finally, remixing is a great way to get familiar with what certain blocks do and other ways of doing things.

What makes a quality remix?

A “quality remix” can mean many different things to many different people. A quality remix could be adding a useful feature to a project, or making a spin-off of the project. If a lot of people are asking for a feature in the comments of a project, you could also remix to add that. Really, a quality remix is when you take a normal project, put your heart into it, add your unique voice to the project, and come out with a brand-new project. It's based on a different project but is it's own project, with its own project idea, with its own message.

What isn't a quality remix?

One thing that definitely is not a quality remix is if you take a project, remix it, and don't change anything. This goes against the Community Guidelines and is reportable. Why is this bad? Well, someone put their heart into the original project, just to see a million people copy it. But a lot of project creators love people to remix their projects to see how different people take their project and add a diversity of new things to it. So if you follow the tips above on what makes a quality remix, then you might even make the original project creator smile.


What should I do when I see a copied project?

When you see a copied project, a project which is an exact copy of another without anything being changed, you should report it to the Scratch Team, including a URL to the original project. Spamming the comments or being a vigilante about it doesn't help. However, you shouldn't report a remix if it is simply a recolor, or another person's art with different colors. Although recolors are generally frowned upon, they are allowed as long as credit is given, even if the original creator asked for no recolors of their art.

Written by bigpuppy, -Anvard-, makethebrainhappy, pianogirl84, jromagnoli, -Lite-, Drunken_Sailor, and ZLGames
The awesome banner is created by jromagnoli
The swirly icons near the title are from the Scratch site

Last edited by bigpuppy (Jan. 4, 2018 21:12:00)


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makethebrainhappy
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Paddle2See
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✭ Developing an idea - The ᕈᗝᙡᗴᖇ of remixing ✭

Very nice essay on remixing!

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WolfCat67
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Yay, another sticky! It's like the sticky status has been thrown around a ton recently!
makethebrainhappy
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WolfCat67 wrote:

Yay, another sticky! It's like the sticky status has been thrown around a ton recently!

bigpuppy
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Paddle2See wrote:

Very nice essay on remixing!
Thanks! We really worked hard on it!

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ZmanRuler
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Great guide! Just maybe, could you add something about how not to backpack the backdrops and sprites, then place them into a new project?

Last edited by ZmanRuler (June 14, 2017 16:50:35)


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bigpuppy
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✭ Developing an idea - The ᕈᗝᙡᗴᖇ of remixing ✭

ZmanRuler wrote:

Great guide! Just maybe, could you add something about how not to backpack the backdrops and sprites, then place them into a new project?
That's a good idea – but we already added a section on how to remix, so it seems unnecessary imo.

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penguinsrule123p
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I don't know how to use scratch it didn't work so I put it in a toaster

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JoeBobson
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hello how do you become scratcher
bigpuppy
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✭ Developing an idea - The ᕈᗝᙡᗴᖇ of remixing ✭

JoeBobson wrote:

hello how do you become scratcher
Hi! You can check out this post.

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Accidental.

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-ColorMaster-
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Remixing isn't as bad as people make it seem and is actually a lot of fun when done correctly. I'm going to give an example of what I'm doing, which is changing the Pong starter project into an actual game. You have the main engine, but everything else is up to you, want to add a scoring system, go ahead, add an intro sure, just make sure there's a way to quickly restart the game once you lose, want to add an animation once you get a certain score, go ahead, all yours.

Come join the Memes/Trends studio! In 10 months let's just say a lot of insanity has been created so yeah you can check it out or join in on the fun
jromagnoli
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-ColorMaster- wrote:

Remixing isn't as bad as people make it seem and is actually a lot of fun when done correctly. I'm going to give an example of what I'm doing, which is changing the Pong starter project into an actual game. You have the main engine, but everything else is up to you, want to add a scoring system, go ahead, add an intro sure, just make sure there's a way to quickly restart the game once you lose, want to add an animation once you get a certain score, go ahead, all yours.
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✭ Developing an idea - The ᕈᗝᙡᗴᖇ of remixing ✭

jromagnoli wrote:

-ColorMaster- wrote:

Remixing isn't as bad as people make it seem and is actually a lot of fun when done correctly. I'm going to give an example of what I'm doing, which is changing the Pong starter project into an actual game. You have the main engine, but everything else is up to you, want to add a scoring system, go ahead, add an intro sure, just make sure there's a way to quickly restart the game once you lose, want to add an animation once you get a certain score, go ahead, all yours.
I know!
Woah, that was a quick response(although this post is off-topic, I'll get back on topic after this post here)

Come join the Memes/Trends studio! In 10 months let's just say a lot of insanity has been created so yeah you can check it out or join in on the fun
StarZyy
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Looks like a very nice guide on remixing projects. I remix myself as well, I like to add humour where I can in the ones I remix. Always give credit to the original creator!
bigpuppy
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✭ Developing an idea - The ᕈᗝᙡᗴᖇ of remixing ✭

StarZyy wrote:

Looks like a very nice guide on remixing projects. I remix myself as well, I like to add humour where I can in the ones I remix. Always give credit to the original creator!
Thank you – we worked really hard on this post

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AwesomeFoursome444
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✭ Developing an idea - The ᕈᗝᙡᗴᖇ of remixing ✭

I think it is important to remix too!
bigpuppy
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✭ Developing an idea - The ᕈᗝᙡᗴᖇ of remixing ✭

AwesomeFoursome444 wrote:

I think it is important to remix too!
Great!

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