Question Corner: Draw Your Own Sprites Course

Welcome to Question Corner with Teacher & Gordo. In these posts, you will learn useful information regarding CodeMonkey’s different content and courses. Each post will include questions from Teacher with answers from Gordo, CodeMonkey’s smartest friend. This week, you will learn all about CodeMonkey’s Draw Your Own Sprites Course. Enjoy!

Gordo
Hi Teacher! Are there any questions that you were wondering about lately? 
Teacher
Hi Gordo! Yes, I really do not understand what a Sprite is. Can you please explain?
Gordo
Yes, of course. Sprites can be anything that you see in the game. For example, sprites can be characters, objects, texts, etc. In CodeMonkey, students learn how to create their own sprites in the Draw Your Own Sprites course so that they can later add their creations to their games.
Teacher
Cool, what is the Draw Your Own Sprites course like?
Gordo
The course walks you through step-by-step exercises on how to create an apple illustration that acts very much like a GIF. in this course, you will use sprites and widgets (which is a feature that allows you to add other functions to your Sprite, such as text or a timer). After you learn the mechanisms behind drawing and controlling sprites, you can then create your own spritesheet or upload a spritesheet to add to any of the games you go on to build.
Teacher
So, you are saying that I can use the GIF that I created in the Course and import it to my game?
Gordo
Well, the GIF itself would need to be recreated in the code, but the drawing of the apple can definitely be inserted into your game.

Teacher
Cool, how do I add a Sprite that I previously created to a new game?
Gordo
 You can simply click on “Sprite”, then the plus sign and then the Your Spritesheet tab. There is no limit to the amount of sprites that you can add, so add as many as you would like!
Teacher
What is creating a Sprite like? Is it hard?
Gordo
So, it depends how artistic you are. If you love drawing, this is an awesome tool that you can spend hours on creating and building on sprites. If you want to quickly add characters and objects to your game, I recommend either uploading a sprite sheet from the Internet or create a more abstract game with sprites that are made from basic shapes like a circle or rectangle. You can play around with the colors and design.
Teacher
Wow, can’t wait to start drawing. Thank you!
Gordo
Yeah, this is a really fun feature that appeals to users’ artistic side. Who said coding wasn’t for everyone! 🙂 
 

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