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-Vuton-
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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide



Many times I have thought of an idea that in my head would be great and would make an amazing project, this idea could be art, a game or even music. However, when I go into the editor and start to make the project, I sometimes don't even know how I would develop that project and make it into something people would actually like and want to view.

So in this post, I will explain ways that would help you convert your idea into a great project!




Tip 1 - Figuring out what code you need

Most of the time when making a project you have to stop and think about code and test that code out. Take time to think about the code you need and don't rush straight into a project. If you need to, get help from another scratcher, remember the main part of scratch is the community behind it! You could also have a look or post on the Help With Scripts Forum here.
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think [What will I need to use?] for (30) secs


Tip 2 - Implementing that code
When you have figured out what code you will need, you then need to put it into your project. Think now about the sprites and your backdrops, I will list some information on designing them in the next tip. Before moving to the next sprite, test the one you have just made and make sure it works well with the rest of the project.




Tip 3 - Thinking about your design
Design is also a very important element of your project, the better the design is the more people will enjoy the game because it looks better and feels more premium. First, you have to choose what you will be designing in, Vector or Bitmap. I usually choose vector as it looks better regarding quality in the end.There is a vector tutorial here. Pixel art can also be used depending on the game category, Bitmap would be used for pixel art.



Tip 4 - Getting your project noticed
Finally after all that hard work your project is ready to be shared, but since you put in all that hard work, your project definitely deserves some views. Remember that scratch isn't all about the popularity and is more about the fun and learning! Dumping your projects in Studios that are quite popular can help get your project noticed, just make sure you are putting your projects into the right studios and reading the studio rules! Advertising your projects on the show and tell forum and putting them on your personal website (if you have one) can help lots too! Make sure your are commenting positively and helping out in the forums to get people to notice you!



I hope this guide has helped some scratchers out there and I am happy to answer any questions below or add more suggested tips! If you suggest this post to be stickied I would really appreciate it!

Last edited by -Vuton- (Jan. 7, 2018 11:06:59)



Smurphy13AWESOME
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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide

Good guide. Converting ideas into Scratch can be really hard. I usually just close my eyes and hunk about the code and what it would do.

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-Vuton-
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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide

Smurphy13AWESOME wrote:

Good guide. Converting ideas into Scratch can be really hard. I usually just close my eyes and hunk about the code and what it would do.
Thanks

Last edited by -Vuton- (Jan. 7, 2018 11:07:28)



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-Vuton-
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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide

makethebrainhappy wrote:

Remember to capitalize the “I” in the sentences.
Done!


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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide

makethebrainhappy wrote:

I would add some example graphics.
Done!


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ScriptedAwesome wrote:

I'm taking my superglue out…
Thanks!


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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide

I'll start applying glue, but it needs a few fixes
-“Scrips” should be “Scripts”
-“Studio that are quite popular” should be “Studios that are quite popular”
-“your are” should be “you are”

In the meantime, you're a step closer to a sticky!

-Vuton-
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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide

sprands wrote:

I'll start applying glue, but it needs a few fixes
-“Scrips” should be “Scripts”
-“Studio that are quite popular” should be “Studios that are quite popular”
-“your are” should be “you are”

In the meantime, you're a step closer to a sticky!
Thanks, I will fix them right now


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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide

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Converting your idea into a great project! - A guide

I would suggest it to be stickied, but I don't know how.


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