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OlpcProject.png World Wide Workshop, Programmer: Ed Stoner

This activity is for making animations. See Comic Maker for an activity that makes comic books.

Description & Goals

Summary

Cartoon Builder allows you to create your own cel-animation sequences, by positioning and manipulating a playful cartoon character inside a filmstrip, and by using provided media assets -- backgrounds, characters in multiple poses, sound effects. You can play the sequence at different speeds, and save it. “Make Your Own” functionality lets you produce original cartoons that incorporate character poses, backgrounds and sounds you made yourself using other XO applications (Paint, Camera, Microphone, etc.)

This is a WorldWideWorkshop project - see the WorldWideWorkshop wiki page.


Beta 1.4 (old!) Features

  • Place 6 character poses in a filmstrip by selecting the cel/frame and then select the character pose you want to go in it.
  • Character, Background and Sound selectors (Scroll through background options using "Back" and "Forward" buttons. The one in view will be used in the cartoon.)
  • Three starter characters (Space Blob, Elephant, Turkey), 12+ starter backgrounds, and four starter sounds
  • "Add Background" functionality
  • "Add Sound" functionality (coming soon)
  • Changing the animation speed -- fast and slow range
  • Clear All (removes images from all cells of the filmstrip)
  • Play/Pause
  • Saving/loading animations (locally on the XO)
  • Can take images created with Paint and Record and make them into images in Cartoon Builder.
  • Can take sounds made with Record or other sources and use them in Cartoon Builder. (Coming soon)
  • Full journal integration for Keep and Resume of Cartoon projects
  • Full journal integration for selecting images and sounds made in other programs to use as backgrounds and sound effects in Cartoon Builder.
  • Ability to share animations via Mesh
  • Full screen interface with Toolbar
  • Additional translations as available


Beta 1.3 Update: Cartoon Builder runs in 613, but not integrated with the Journal yet – still saves and loads from File system. Saves snapshot in journal when you click Keep. Resumes basic activity from there, but does not load your animation. Download image


Functionality:

  • Can place 6 character poses in the filmstrip by selecting the cel/frame and then select the character pose you want to go in it.
  • Character, Background and Sound selectors (Scroll through background options using "Back" and "Forward" buttons. The one in view will be used in the cartoon.)
  • Three starter characters (Space Blob, Elephant, Turkey), 12+ starter backgrounds, and four starter sounds
  • "Add Background"
  • "Add Sound"
  • Changing the animation speed -- fast and slow range
  • Clear All (removes images from all cels of the filmstrip)
  • Play/Pause
  • Saving/loading animations (locally on the XO)
  • Can take drawings created with the XO Paint activity and make them into images in Cartoon Builder.
  • Can take photos with the XO camera and use the photo files as images in Cartoon Builder.
  • Can take sounds recorded with the XO microphone, TamTam, or other sources and use them in Cartoon Builder.


Activity Summary

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