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Tutorials


1. Manga_rita says something - an intro

2. Robot moves - character moves across the canvas.

3. Robot moves and says - introducing delays.

4. Let the credits roll - introducing headings.




DIRECTION SCRIPT SYNTAX


Line comments starts with //. eg:
// This is a line comment

Block comments start with /* and end with */
eg:
/* This is a block
multi line comment */

Reserved words are:
  • at
  • display
  • for
  • heading
  • point
  • say
  • second(s)
  • text
  • wait
  • move
  • in

Directions are case insensitive. Internally, everything works in lowercase.

One sentence per line.

Full stop at the end of a sentence is optional.

There are 3 types of text that can be displayed
  1. Speech: The location, size and time to display are automatically calculated. The text will be displayed above the related image. However the time can also be user specified. eg.
    Cowboy say "This is a demo."
    Cowboy say "This is a demo" for 2 seconds.
  2. Textblock: This is to display text at set locations. The size and time to display are automatically calculated. However the time can also be user specified. eg.
    Display text "This is a demo." at Point P2.
    Display text "This is a demo." at Point P2 for 2 seconds.
  3. Heading: These are displayed at the center of the screen. The location and time to display are automatically calculated. However the time can also be user specified. eg.
    Display heading "This is toonclip.com production."
    Display heading "This is toonclip.com production." for 2 seconds.
Character names should match sprite names. eg. Sprite is called Cowboy, then a valid syntax would be
Cowboy say "something."

Allowed actions are those for which valid sprites have been created.

Examples of valid commands:
Wait 2 seconds.
Cowboy say "Hello."
Cowboy turnLeft
Cowboy move to Point B
Display heading "This is a toonclip.com production" for 2 seconds.



General Questions


What is ToonClip, and what can I do with it?
With the ToonClip platform and online community, you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations -- and share your creations with others around the world. For children, as they create and share ClipToon projects, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

How do I make an animation with ClipToon?
Check out the Ideas page to see lots of ways to get started with ClipToon

Who uses ClipToon?
ClipToon is used by people from all backgrounds, in all countries around the world, in all types of settings -- homes, schools, libraries, museums, and more. People of all ages create and share with ToonClip.

What are the system requirements for ClipToon?
ClipToon will run in most current web browsers on desktops, laptops and tablets. You can view projects on mobile phones, but some of the edit ability may be limited. Below is the list of officially supported browsers.

Desktop
Chrome (63+), Edge (15+), Firefox (57+), Safari (11+)

Tablet
Mobile Chrome (63+), Mobile Safari (11+)

Who created ClipToon?
ClipToon is developed and maintained by a team of artists and techies.



Forking


When a ToonCliper makes a copy of someone else’s project and modifies it to add their own ideas (for example, by changing scripts or costumes), the resulting project is called a "fork". Every project shared to the ClipToon website can be forked. We consider even a minor change to be a valid fork.

Why does the ClipToon Team require that all projects be “forkable”?
We believe that forking other people’s projects is a great way to learn to program and to create interesting projects. Through remixing, creative ideas spread through the ClipToon community, and everyone benefits. All projects shared on the ClipToon website are covered by the “Creative Commons Share Alike” license, which means that you can fork any project you see on the ClipToon website -- and everyone else can fork any of the projects that you share on the website.

What if I don’t want others to fork my projects?
Forking is an important part of the ClipToon community. If you don’t want others to view or fork your creations, you can still create projects on the ClipToon website, but don’t publish them on the website.

Can I use images / sounds / media from the internet in my projects?
To find art / sounds that are already licensed for remixing, check out the Creative Commons search page.



Accounts


Why is it useful to have a ClipToon account?
Even without an account, you can play other people’s projects, read comments and forums, and even create your own projects. But you need an account to save and share projects, write comments and forum posts, and participate in other "social" activities in the community (like "loving" other people’s projects).

How can I create an account?
Just click "Join" on the ClipToon home page. You’ll need to respond to a few questions, and provide an email address. It takes just a couple minutes, and it’s totally free!

How do I confirm my account?
After you create a new account on ClipToon, you’ll receive an email message with a link. Just click the link to confirm your account. Once you confirm your account, you’ll be able to share projects, write comments, and create studios. Confirming your account also lets you receive email updates from the ClipToon Team. If you cannot find the email with the confirmation link, check your Spam folder. If you still can’t find it, and want to receive another copy, go to your Account Settings, click the Email tab, and follow the instructions there. Please note that it may take up to an hour for the email to arrive. If you still don't see the email after an hour, let us know.

How can I check whether my account has been confirmed?
To check whether your account is confirmed, login to your ClipToon account and go to your Email Settings page. Confirmed email addresses will show a small green checkmark. Otherwise, you will see the text "Your email address is unconfirmed" in orange.

Do I have to confirm my account?
You can still use many aspects of ClipToon without confirming your account, including creating and saving projects (without sharing them).

I forgot my username or password. How can I reset it?
Enter your username or email address on the Password Reset page. The website will send an email to the address associated with your username and a link you can use to reset your password.

How do I change my password?
Login to your ClipToon account, then visit our Password Settings page where you can change your password.

How do I change my email address?
Login to your ClipToon account, then visit our Email Settings page where you can change your email address.

How do I transition from 'New ClipTooner' to 'ClipTooner'?
When you create an account, you’ll be labelled as a “New ClipTooner.” To make the transition to "ClipTooner", you should make and share projects, comment helpfully on other ClipTooners’ projects, and be patient! After you’ve met the requirements, a link will appear on your profile page inviting you to become a ClipTooner, and you’ll have some additional capabilities on the ClipToon website. (Note that we don't promote New ClipTooners to ClipTooner on request )

Can I have more than one account?
It's fine to have a few accounts on the ClipToon website, as long as none of them are used to break the Community Guidelines. In that case, all related accounts may be blocked or deleted.

Is it OK to have more than one person logged into an account?
This is not allowed because the website and project editor can easily get confused when more than one person is logged in to the same account. When an account does something that violates the Community Guidelines, all related accounts may be blocked or deleted. If you share an account with someone who does something bad with it, this means your accounts can be blocked for what the other person did.

Can I change my username?
The structure of the ClipToon website depends on having a consistent account name, so it’s not possible to change your username. If you really need to switch to a new username, you can make a new account, but you'll have to copy your projects over to the new account on your own.

What information can I share on / with my account?
Please don’t share personal contact information, such as your physical address, email, phone number, or anything else that can be used to make contact outside of the ClipToon website. Please report projects, comments, or forum posts that contain this kind of information, so the ClipToon Team can remove the information, and remind the author of our policy against sharing personal contact information.

How do I delete my account?
Login to ClipToon, and then click your username in the top right-hand corner. Select "Account Settings", then click the "I want to delete my account" link at the bottom of the page. But you should only do this if you are absolutely sure that you want to delete your account.



Licensing and Permissions



Is ClipToon free? Can I use it wherever I want?
Yes! ClipToon is available free of charge. You can use it in your school, and you can teach a course about it (even a course that costs money). You don't need to buy a license: it's free!

Can I use screenshots of ClipToon in a book or presentation?
Yes, you can use screenshots / images of the ClipToon application and website in a book or presentation, and consider them to be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Can I include a description of ClipToon in brochures or other materials?
Sure!

Can I present ClipToon at a conference?
Please feel free to make presentations about ClipToon to educators or other groups.

May I use / remix ClipToon support materials, sprites, images, sounds or sample projects I’ve found on the website?
Yes: Most ClipToon support materials on the ClipToon website are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. There are a few exceptions: the ClipToon Logo, ClipToon Cat, Gobo, Pico, Nano, Giga, and Tera are ClipToon trademarks, and can not be used without explicit permission from the ClipToon Team.

Can I sell my ClipToon projects?
Yes: Your ClipToon project is your creation. But keep in mind that once you share your project on the ClipToon website, everyone is free to download, remix, and reuse the project based on the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. So if you intend to sell your project, you may want to un-share it from the ClipToon website.



Inappropriate Content


How do I know what is or isn’t okay to share on the ClipToon website?
Check out the ClipToon Community Guidelines - they’re brief and don’t include a lot of legal stuff. There’s a link at the bottom of every page on ClipToon.

What do I do if I see something that’s inappropriate?
You can click the link that says "report" on any project, comment, discussion post, studio, or profile page where you see something that isn't ok for ClipToon. If the situation is complicated, you can use the Contact Us link (available at the bottom of every page) to explain. Be sure to include as much detail as you can, with links to relevant pages.

What do I do if I see someone being mean or disrespectful?
Don’t add to the flames! Responding to mean comments with more mean comments just makes things worse, and could result in your account being blocked. Instead, simply report anything that is disrespectful or unconstructive, and we’ll follow up with the author. We check reports every day, multiple times per day - so rest assured, we'll sort things out.

What does the ClipToon team do when something is reported or flagged?
The ClipToon Team reviews reported comments and projects every day. If something breaks the ClipToon Community Guidelines, we will remove it and send a warning to the account. We may also block the accounts or networks that were used to share it, depending on what was shared and if the person has been sent warnings before

What happens when an account is blocked?
When an account is blocked, the owner can no longer access their account, use it to create projects, or post new comments. When they login, they see a page that explains why the account was blocked, along with a web form they can use to request to be unblocked. If the owner can show that they understand why their account was blocked, and promises to follow the ClipToon Community Guidelines in the future, they will be unblocked.

Someone got access to my account and got my account blocked. What do I do?
You are responsible for keeping your password secure. If someone you know took control of your account and did bad things, tell the adults in charge of the computer they used. If you think someone you don’t know has access to your account, change the password and / or use the Contact Us link to explain the situation. If your account was blocked for doing something that you did which broke the ClipToon Community Guidelines, please don’t tell us that someone else did it. When people tell us someone else used their account to do something bad, we then need to try and talk to that person before we can restore the account. This means your account will just stay blocked for a lot longer than if you are honest with us about what happened.




Misc.


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