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Letsgopitt
Scratcher
500+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

Okay, I understand that people use them. But there it is, under the dropdown:
switch costume to [previous costume v]
Removing this would also stop all the questions/confusion over why a previous backdrop/costume button doesn't exist.

EDIT: Okay, ignore the above.
I think that “Next Costume” block should be within the “Switch Costume To” dropdown, similar to the “Switch Backdrop To” dropdown. Therefore, we should get rid of the henceforth redundant “Next Costume” block. This would prevent confusion/suggesting for a “Previous Costume” block.

Please don't reply saying this would ruin animation/not reading the entire discussion. The function would still be there.

Last edited by Letsgopitt (March 11, 2015 21:27:21)

MrSherlockHolmes
Scratcher
500+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.


Undecided, sorry. It makes it much easier for new scratchers.

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Letsgopitt
Scratcher
500+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

Yes, however if new Scratchers didn't use the first block that caught their eye and used the dropdown, they would find both “previous” and “next” options.
MathlyCat
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

MrSherlockHolmes wrote:


Undecided, sorry. It makes it much easier for new scratchers.
Not true, when I was “new” I found it perfectly fine in the dropdown, it was as easy as finding the next costume block itself.

Support! I don't get why people wanted this so badly yet it was right in front of them!
Plus workaround for previous costume:
switch costume to ((costume #) - (1)) 

Last edited by MathlyCat (March 8, 2015 21:37:39)


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Letsgopitt
Scratcher
500+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

MathlyCat wrote:

MrSherlockHolmes wrote:


Undecided, sorry. It makes it much easier for new scratchers.
Not true, when I was “new” I found it perfectly fine in the dropdown, it was as easy as finding the next costume block itself.

Support! I don't get why people wanted this so badly yet it was right in front of them!
Plus workaround for previous costume:
switch costume to ((costume #) - (1)) 
You don't even need that work around that people keep throwing around– use the dropdown, people!
ShinySkarmory227
Scratcher
100+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

No way! Are you kidding? I would not like to script my looping animations as:
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [a v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [b v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [c v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [d v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [e v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [f v]
end
instead of the simple:
forever

wait (.14) secs
next costume
end

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matey1234
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

ShinySkarmory227 wrote:

No way! Are you kidding? I would not like to script my looping animations as:
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [a v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [b v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [c v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [d v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [e v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [f v]
end
instead of the simple:
forever

wait (.14) secs
next costume
end
Exactly. This would ruin animating.


No support.

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ShinySkarmory227
Scratcher
100+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

And, what about all the projects that use it already?

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MathlyCat
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

matey1234 wrote:

ShinySkarmory227 wrote:

No way! Are you kidding? I would not like to script my looping animations as:
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [a v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [b v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [c v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [d v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [e v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [f v]
end
instead of the simple:
forever

wait (.14) secs
next costume
end
Exactly. This would ruin animating.


No support.
Dude! He's saying there is one in the dropdown you can still do this:
READ THE POST!!!
switch costume to [next costume v]//IT EXISTS LOOK FOR IT

Think before you act.
Actions speek louder than words.

hi there fella
ShinySkarmory227
Scratcher
100+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

MathlyCat wrote:

matey1234 wrote:

ShinySkarmory227 wrote:

No way! Are you kidding? I would not like to script my looping animations as:
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [a v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [b v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [c v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [d v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [e v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [f v]
end
instead of the simple:
forever

wait (.14) secs
next costume
end
Exactly. This would ruin animating.


No support.
Dude! He's saying there is one in the dropdown you can still do this:
READ THE POST!!!
switch costume to [next costume v]//IT EXISTS LOOK FOR IT
No, no it doesn't. I just checked. I wouldn't say something like that if there was something else you could do and still be as simple.

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NoxSpooth
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

ShinySkarmory227 wrote:

No way! Are you kidding? I would not like to script my looping animations as:
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [a v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [b v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [c v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [d v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [e v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [f v]
end
instead of the simple:
forever

wait (.14) secs
next costume
end
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to ((costume #) + (1))
end
Scratchifier
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

ShinySkarmory227
Scratcher
100+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

NoxSpooth wrote:

ShinySkarmory227 wrote:

No way! Are you kidding? I would not like to script my looping animations as:
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [a v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [b v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [c v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [d v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [e v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [f v]
end
instead of the simple:
forever

wait (.14) secs
next costume
end
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to ((costume #) + (1))
end
Think of all the new scratchers though! That isn't obvious! The “next costume” block was one of the first things that helped me get started! I still use it a ton!

Please tell me why I like this Chara-cter?
CLick the image to go to the creator's deviantart.
ravenheart18
Scratcher
1 post

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

I agree with Shiny. It also helped me learn to animate.
NoxSpooth
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

ShinySkarmory227 wrote:

NoxSpooth wrote:

ShinySkarmory227 wrote:

No way! Are you kidding? I would not like to script my looping animations as:
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [a v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [b v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [c v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [d v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [e v]
wait (.14) secs
switch costume to [f v]
end
instead of the simple:
forever

wait (.14) secs
next costume
end
forever

wait (.14) secs
switch costume to ((costume #) + (1))
end
Think of all the new scratchers though! That isn't obvious! The “next costume” block was one of the first things that helped me get started! I still use it a ton!
I don't support the removal of that block, however I wanted to point out there's also an easy workaround for it.
ShinySkarmory227
Scratcher
100+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

MathlyCat wrote:

Dude! He's saying there is one in the dropdown you can still do this:
READ THE POST!!!
switch costume to [next costume v]//IT EXISTS LOOK FOR IT
Actually, it only is there for “next backdrop” and only on the one inside sprites.

Please tell me why I like this Chara-cter?
CLick the image to go to the creator's deviantart.
Letsgopitt
Scratcher
500+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

Scratchifier wrote:

No support! This would break so many projects!
Why exactly is this? The function would still be there, just inside of a dropdown. It would not “break” those projects, because the function would still be available.
PrincessPanda_test_
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

No support
1. New scratchers can handle this
2. This would be helpful for optimizing the animation scripts



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Letsgopitt
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500+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

PrincessPanda_test_ wrote:

No support
1. New scratchers can handle this
2. This would be helpful for optimizing the animation scripts
I guessing you meant that new Scratchers can't handle it but…
Seriously, if new scratchers used the dropdown the questions forum would have a lot less people asking how to do “Previous Costume” and there would be less confusion over that.
Also, can't animators do this:

when green flag clicked
forever

switch costume to [next costume v]
wait (x) secs
end
Doodle-cats
Scratcher
500+ posts

Remove "Next Backdrop/Costume" Block and make the "Switch Costume To [ ]" the same as its backdrop counterpart.

Letsgopitt wrote:

PrincessPanda_test_ wrote:

No support
1. New scratchers can handle this
2. This would be helpful for optimizing the animation scripts
I guessing you meant that new Scratchers can't handle it but…
Seriously, if new scratchers used the dropdown the questions forum would have a lot less people asking how to do “Previous Costume” and there would be less confusion over that.
Also, can't animators do this:

when green flag clicked
forever

switch costume to [next costume v]
wait (x) secs
end
actually, that's only for backdrops.

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