[Etoys] Sample scenarios for intros, tutorials, etc.
alan.kay at squeakland.org
Wed Oct 11 12:55:07 EDT 2006
Hi Folks --
Let's think about what we need and/vs what we can do, and when ....
What we need is something that combines the old morphic score player
with the Event Recorder, etc., Etc. We've talked about this for
years, but haven't done one.
A scenario here is to
1. record the painting of the red car and making the forward by, turn
by script for it.
2. we want to see this record laid out end to end in some readable
form. It could be left to right scrolling (most normal) as in the
ScorePlayer, or it could be top to bottom scrolling, etc.
3. We should be able to insert pauses, trim places where it takes too
4. We need to lay in other events. The ScorePlayer does some of this.
E.g. it will (or it used to) fire off a button placed on it when the
cursor crossed the button. This can trigger other useful things, like
new text appearing and disappearing, Voice Overs, effects, etc.
So one practical question here is whether the ScorePlayer could be
adapted to take on events from the EventRecorder and actually be the
player for the EventRecorder ....? This could give us a lot of useful
functionality pretty easily ...
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