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Scratch-Minion
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A Fill block in Scratch 3.0 (a pen block)

For pen drawing projects, I would like to see a Fill block in Scratch.

There is a SNAP Fill block that fills an area in the current pen color, starting at the current sprite position. (ie. it has no inputs).

The Scratch Fill block could also have no inputs,
or it could have X and Y Position inputs saying where the fill should start. eg. fill 100 100

Supplying a Fill block would allow easier creativity for pen drawing projects. (A fill algorithm is difficult to write).
Also a native fill in Scratch is likely to be faster, so more useful in Scratch.

I would not expect the Fill block to be available when Scratch 3.0 is released, but would love to see it added later.

* When I think more about it, this may not be too hard to add as the code must already exist in the Scratch Costume Editor.

Last edited by Scratch-Minion (June 25, 2018 23:12:32)

Wahsp
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A Fill block in Scratch 3.0 (a pen block)

I have a feeling this might be a duplicate, but this is definitely something we need

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Scratch-Minion
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A Fill block in Scratch 3.0 (a pen block)

Wahsp wrote:

I have a feeling this might be a duplicate, but this is definitely something we need

I have looked in the suggestions stickies.

It is not listed under “the list of suggestions”.
It is not listed under “rejected suggestions”.

I did a search on the forums and there has been a couple of similar suggestions, but none recently and not too much said on them.
Maybe this has been skipped over as it is not a rejected suggestion.

I have added to my post above that the code to implement this must already exist in the Scratch Costume Editor.
Sheep_maker
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A Fill block in Scratch 3.0 (a pen block)

Scratch-Minion wrote:

I did a search on the forums and there has been a couple of similar suggestions, but none recently and not too much said on them.
On the suggestions forums, it doesn't matter how old a topic is; if the suggestion hasn't been implemented, it's still relevant, and can be bumped with a constructive post.

Generally, the convention is to keep the oldest topic, regardless of the number of posts.

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Scratch-Minion
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A Fill block in Scratch 3.0 (a pen block)

Sheep_maker wrote:

Scratch-Minion wrote:

I did a search on the forums and there has been a couple of similar suggestions, but none recently and not too much said on them.
On the suggestions forums, it doesn't matter how old a topic is; if the suggestion hasn't been implemented, it's still relevant, and can be bumped with a constructive post.

Generally, the convention is to keep the oldest topic, regardless of the number of posts.

Maybe I was a bit hasty saying there were similar suggestions.
I have looked back at the old posts again and find that they do not match very well.

The closest post I could find is one mainly about a suggestion for drawing ellipses with a secondary topic about filling shapes (referring to ellipses etc rather than a general fill) https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/205120/

I did search before posting and didn't find a suitable match.

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