|My G7 Learning Experience||
Doing the GH Project this time was really fun! Making a video game is awesome! It's so fun and the program I used called GameMaker is great for beginners (like me) and easy to use. I have always loved video games and playing them and now I finally made one! It takes quite a while to make a simple 5 level game like the one I made, especially the designing of the sprites (the little characters) are really hard to make if you get one thing wrong then you get the entire thing wonky, or crooked. If I make another game I would like to have a plot line and have maybe some speech in the game, and definitely sound. Sound would make the game way better! Overall, I had a great time making GH #2 and I have always wanted to make a game so it was the best GH ever!
I learned how to make a sprite (charcter) into a different sprite by touching something else, like I sai above the knight turns from steel to gold. I also learned how to make boss levels harder then the regular levels.
My final steps are to see I there are any bugs or glitch's and I might add a hidden area!
Today in GH I worked on making an enemy an finishing my second level! The enemy is a basic skeleton and you just have to jump on him to get past him! Also I finished my second level which is really fun! The only difficulty I had was that the skeletons flew off the edge so I created an invisable block only for the enemy's. but beside that nothing went wrong!
Today was really cool as in my game I made a level for my charcter to start in! It's really neat to learn how to make the guys move and go into a level. The only thing that stopped me from working on it was an automatic update for my computer. But it was only about 8 mins.
Today was the first day of another GH project! My project is How do programmers make 2D games an how can I make one? Today I figured out how to use the program to make my game. Game Maker. It was really fun to use an learn how to do it. I also created one charcter to put in my game! I also didn't have any problems! My next steps are probably just starting on my game!
Today was the last day of Genius Hour. :( Well the only thing I did on my Genius Hour was my learning and questions and how to do my GH. I did quite good in my opinion and I'm very proud of my work.
I didn't have any difficulties but I did have a question. Should I put my video on YouTube privately or publicly. I want to showcase my work but I'm not sure if I should do public off the bat or should I stick to private for now.
Next session I guess I will be showing my project to everybody!
Today's session was really great! I did probably the most I ever did in this session! I just got do much done in the video and later today I will put the sound in with the movie.
Probably the best thing I did today was making the video! I went from 88 slides to 132 that was a lot in one day! I'm really happy with how much I got done today and I hope it goes like that next session of Genius Hour!
Today I actually didn't have any problems because I was so focused in my work I never came across any.
Next session and tonight I will work on finishing the video. The other thing I will be doing on the weekend is I will be doing my paragraph on how I learned how to do a good stop motion video!
Woah, today I got a lot done! I finally figured out how to add sounds to my stop motion which was awesome! When I was adding the sounds in I couldn't overlap more than 2 sounds, but is was because there was a lot of extra time at the end of the recording so I sniped that part off. Another question that came up for me was how to add music because I wanted to put background music in my video! That's pretty much it and next session I will figure out how to put music and take more pictures!
Today was day two of Genius Hour! The first thing I did with my project (stop motion video) is I started setting up the platform and objects for the video. Then I started taking pictures that went really well. While I was taking pictures and moving the characters I noticed that the platform was sliding around on the table which made the video really weird but I managed to straighten it so it doesn't wiggle. As I worked I thought how would viewers know when the good guys turn into zombies? I knew, but others but might not. So what I'm going to do is put the sound in which will make it make sense. What I'm doing next session I will be taking more pictures.
So this is my first Genius Hour day. Today I did a planning sheet on what my project will be about. The topic I chose was a Stop Motion Video, I hope Mrs. M signs off on my idea because I really want to do a stop motion. I did really well on some of the other stop motions I did with my juice box but I want to do a really good one with a story, sound, and music! I don't know how to add music and sounds on my stop motion app yet but I'm trying to figure out how to do it. And the next Genius Hour session I will actually get to work on my project! I can't wait! :D