[Etoys] Smaller onion skin for painting

Kim Rose kim.rose at vpri.org
Mon Oct 1 09:45:35 EDT 2007


Several versions ago Etoys had "supplies" and "widgets" in attempt to  
do exactly that.  However, after some time of use we learned people  
forgot what was where and opted to "simplify" and locate all in one  


On Oct 1, 2007, at 1:02 AM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> 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 ...
> - Bert -
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