Scratch Desktop 3.29.1 LATEST
macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
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The entire suite of tools of Scratch for macOS is located inside a very intuitive interface layout that prioritizes the creation of custom scripts for various aspects of animation projects. However Instead of making such code by text, this app provides visual feedback by allowing kids to essentially place building blocks made of common programming concepts – input events, moving of objects, playing of sounds, setting variables, changing volume, interactive elements, and many more. These coding elements are separated into nine separate tabs – Motion, Looks, Sound, Events, Control, Sensing, Operators, Variables, and My Blocks.
The app of course also features a large canvas area for adding and positioning of visual code blocks, layer selector, tools for precise on-screen positioning, background selector, and a large preview screen. Other areas of the app include a special editor for sprites (here called “Costumes) and a sound editor with a wide variety of tools. Backdrops and Sprites can be selected from the built-in library, or imported from your Mac. There is even an extensive Tutorial area that covers tips and procedures needed for making all types of projects – Animation, Art, Music, Games, and Stories.
Scratch's offline editor effortlessly combines the fun of playing a video game with the intellectual challenge of actually building one. Optimized for children, but available to everyone, this app represents a perfect starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about coding and animation without engrossing themselves in mountains of programming code.
Scratch Desktop is 100% FREE offline editor, is optimized for use on macOS, and has built-in support for over 40 international languages.
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