Coding & Tech
Stop-Motion Video Game Designers! Code Crafty 3D Games With Clay, Toys & Crafts! Ages 7-12
Students explore the hands-on process of Stop-Motion through designing characters & objects. They will make their video game using these characters that they designed through simple, fun coding introduction.
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Once per week
over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Don’t just play video games, make them! Students will learn to create a platform style video games, like Mario Bros or Sonic! But they will be doing them in a "Stop Motion" or "Claymation" style, where they design their characters from actual craft materials! Students create games using “kid friendly” Clickteam Fusion with the Kids Coding Template. It’s a great introduction for the younger kids! They will learn the mechanics behind the video games, explore simple level design, and controlling...
This class is taught in English.
1. Students will learn to use their artistic and creative talents to communicate and tell a story. 2. Students will learn to design their own characters, from 2D sketch transitioned to 3D Clay models. 3. Students will learn to identify and solve authentic problems into developing animated scenes and figure out a way (investigation) on how to fix them. 4. Students will learn to use critical thinking skills to plan out their video game and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. 5. Students will learn to identify and solve authentic problems with their game and figure out a way (investigation) on how to fix them.
Students can finish their projects as homework, if they are not completed in class.
2 files available upon enrollmentMaterials Needed: ✔️ Smartphone or Digital camera to take pictures of their Stop Motion characters and objects. ✔️ Computer (Windows Preferred, but Macintosh would also work. Doesn't work on Chromebook.) Mac System Requirements: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) to 10.14 (Mojave) MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) is NOT supported as this is a 32-bit application and Apple have removed support for 32-bit. Clickteam recommends macOS Sierra or above - please try the free version first to ensure it runs on your system. An internet connection is required for installation, updates and to download the software. ✔️ Clickteam Fusion * The Free Version of Clicktream Fusion (which only makes html5 apps), can be found here: https://www.clickteam.com/clickteam-fusion-2-5-free-edition * Or you can get the Paid Version of Clickteam Fusion, which is here: https://shop.clickteam.com/usa/41-game-app-creation * Or you can get "Games Factory" which is just like Clickteam Fusion (and costs less), but only builds Windows apps, which can be found here: https://shop.clickteam.com/usa/41-game-app-creation 🎈 Kids Coding Templates - These will be available to download when you sign up for the class. 🏗️ Highly Recommended Materials: (These materials are what most students will use in the class. But they are not required for the class.) ✔️ Modeling/Oil-Based Clay (Modeling Clay is the best material for Stop Motion characters. But paper, Legos, toys - or even people - can also be used.) ✔️ Colored Paper ✔️ Scissors ✔️ Large Box - For Setting Up Background (This might not be necessary if your scene is located outdoors or in your home.) ✔️Scotch Tape and Glue 📎 Suggested Materials: ✔️ Smartphone Camera Stand (If you are using a Smartphone and it doesn’t have a kickstand case) ✔️ Legos ✔️ Toothpicks and paperclips ✔️ Tablecloth ✔️ Sculpting tools ✔️ Styrofoam, armature wire, and/or foil ✔️ Pipecleaners ✔️ Toys ✔️ Beads and/or Buttons ✔️ Scraps of cloth. ⚠️ Please make sure Clickteam Fusion is installed prior to class. If you have any difficulties with the installation, feel free to message me.
The learner's progress and comprehension skills are observed through informal assessment, in observation of their game designing.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Raymond Mullikin (Raytoons Comics)
Professional Cartoonist, Publisher, Credentialed Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
258 total reviews
419 completed classes
Hi, my name is Raymond Mullikin. 👋 I am a professional cartoonist and credentialed teacher from San Luis Obispo, California. I teach classes in Cartooning, Comic Book Printing and Publishing, 2D Cartoon Animation, Claymation/Stop Motion, Toy...