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Lukia26
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Onion Skins and Scratch

My question is simple (so sorry if someone already asked about this). Will Scratch ever add onion skins? If they did, that would be so awesome XD lol…just saying. You should be able to turn it on and off. For those who don't know what an onion skin is, it's the option to show a ghost image of the previous costume on the drawing screen, without it actually being part of that costume. It's very useful for animation. I've tried to use Pencil and import files into Scratch, but it never seems to work, the formatting is weird, etc. I'm not trying to ask too much, but this addition would make a huge difference to me.
Thanks for listening,

~Luki

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jvvg
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Onion Skins and Scratch

This might be a bit too advanced for newer users, but I think this would be a cool addition.

jvvg
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Lukia26
Scratcher
36 posts

Onion Skins and Scratch

jvvg wrote:

This might be a bit too advanced for newer users, but I think this would be a cool addition.

Yeah I agree XD It would make it a lot easier for me and my animations though, because most of my online friends are on Scratch, and it would be awesome to do a little animation as a joke or gift to them, for example a scene in an RPG that we were in, without having to go through a huge importing-one-costume-at-a-time or format issue just for a few seconds of footage. xD Sorry, just thought I might explain a bit more.

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lalala3
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Onion Skins and Scratch

jvvg wrote:

This might be a bit too advanced for newer users, but I think this would be a cool addition.
…Right, because people are invariably incapable of using Google until they've been on Scratch for at least a month, at shortest. Totally.

Last edited by lalala3 (April 11, 2013 01:50:09)


mythbusteranimator
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jvvg wrote:

This might be a bit too advanced for newer users, but I think this would be a cool addition.
Really?
I find the idea very simple…

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cheeseeater
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Onion Skins and Scratch

+1 That would be really useful!
dracae
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Onion Skins and Scratch

SUPPORT SO MUCH OF SUPPORT OF THIS COMMENT

Mozzi64
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Onion Skins and Scratch

I ABSOLUTELY agree.

I wish there were more letters in the word absolutely to express the absolutelyness of my absolutely.


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DotDash
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Mozzi64 wrote:

I ABSOLUTELY agree.

I wish there were more letters in the word absolutely to express the absolutelyness of my absolutely.
How about Absolutely^Absolutely?

Last edited by DotDash (July 12, 2013 22:42:42)


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dracae
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DotDash wrote:

Mozzi64 wrote:

I ABSOLUTELY agree.

I wish there were more letters in the word absolutely to express the absolutelyness of my absolutely.
How about Absolutely^Absolutely?
Or aabbssoolluutteellyy?
I support, by the way.

(EDIT: Oh wait I already stated my absolute support…)

Last edited by dracae (July 12, 2013 23:02:04)


DotDash
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dracae wrote:

DotDash wrote:

Mozzi64 wrote:

I ABSOLUTELY agree.

I wish there were more letters in the word absolutely to express the absolutelyness of my absolutely.
How about Absolutely^Absolutely?
Or aabbssoolluutteellyy?
I support, by the way.

(EDIT: Oh wait I already stated my absolute support…)
It does matter how much you post that you support, just means that its a bigger chance for ST to see

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NoxSpooth
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Onion Skins and Scratch

Hm, I swear I saw something about Onion skins in the old Suggestions page, but it was rejected… Not sure why, this seems to be a great idea.

Soup port!
dracae
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NoxSpooth wrote:

Soup port!

Zeyphr
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Onion Skins and Scratch

Major support!

_;_ PRAISE SEMICOLON.

Show me some gears!
cwrivera99
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Sounds like a good idea.

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davidkt
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Support!

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GadgetAndyMan
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Onion Skins and Scratch

Yes great for stop motion

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davidkt
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There might be a workaround, though…
define onion (transparency)% //when making this block check off "run without screen refresh"
forever
stamp
switch costume to ((costume #) - (1))
set [ghost v] effect to (transparency)
next costume
end

//Usage:
onion (50)%
It might work, but then again, it might not. I'll try it and see if it works.

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WolfBoy7
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Onion Skins and Scratch

jvvg wrote:

This might be a bit too advanced for newer users, but I think this would be a cool addition.

When I was like 9 I was on a Disney website that you could make animations on (long before I knew of Scratch) and they had them I think. They aren't realy difficult to understand and on Scratch would be off by default anyway.
Sonickyle
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Onion Skins and Scratch

davidkt wrote:

There might be a workaround, though…
define onion (transparency)% //when making this block check off "run without screen refresh"
forever
stamp
switch costume to ((costume #) - (1))
set [ghost v] effect to (transparency)
next costume
end

//Usage:
onion (50)%
It might work, but then again, it might not. I'll try it and see if it works.
We're talking about in the Image editor, not the stage.

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