Scratch To Unity: Scripting Over Time

Scratch has several code blocks that can take time to complete. For example, you might chain together several “say” blocks to present a conversation. Each block will then pause the execution of that stack until it completes. Up to this point, all of the code we have learned has been synchronous. This means that even if you may know enough to change the text on your UI, that each statement would run one after another so fast that you wouldn’t be able to read each message. Not to worry, we can also obtain a similar result, and we will learn all about it in this lesson.

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Scratch To Unity: Scripting Intro

Scratch makes it very simple to “do” things with your sprites by stacking a few well placed code blocks. In Unity, you must “script” your actions with a programming language called C# (pronounced ‘C Sharp’). If you’ve never programmed before, then this will likely be the single greatest hurdle in transitioning from Scratch to Unity, but it is well worth the effort. Once you master the basics you’ll be able to express yourself far better than you had been able to before.

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Scratch To Unity: Intro

Scratch is a great little platform from which one may create stories, games and animations. It is so easy to use that it is even popular among children. Scratch is great for aspiring game developers to learn very basic concepts, but is not as feature rich as something like Unity. If you would like to graduate from Scratch to a more professional level tool, then this series is for you.

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