[Etoys] Smaller onion skin for painting

kharness at uiuc.edu kharness at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 1 08:39:26 EDT 2007

ah, now there are guides for lasso and grab patch.
What else would you like to see there? 

---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:02:04 +0200
>From: Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>  
>Subject: Re: [Etoys] Smaller onion skin for painting  
>To: Etoys lists <etoys at lists.laptop.org>
>On Oct 1, 2007, at 6:40 , Scott Wallace wrote:
>> On Sep 30, 2007, at 9:01 PM, Juliano Bittencourt wrote:
>>>     ... But, the idea of creating a tool where children can cut
>>> parts of a
>>> drawing and transform them in objects sounds very interesting. This
>>> would make possible to the child to paint an entire scene, and after
>>> that decide what is an object and what is background.
>> It bears mentioning that the "lasso" and the "grab patch" tools
>> (found in the Graphics category of the Objects catalog) allow the
>> user to designate areas on the screen to be "grabbed"; the result of
>> such a grab is the creation of a new "sketch", just as if the area
>> designated had just been painted.
>> These provide a way that multiple smaller objects can be derived from
>> a single initial painting without having to redo the artwork.
>I always wondered how these "tools" could be made more  
>discoverable ... I know many people who used etoys for a long time  
>but never discovered and used them.
>Maybe it was simpler when we still had two flaps, the "tools" and the  
>"supplies" flap. Sigh, screen real estate again ...
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