For this weeks Learning Project I wanted to practice a further understanding of how to create GIFs using Pixilart. I wanted to create something spooky/on theme for Halloween week. Last time I used Pixilart I created frames where I went from an empty pot with nothing in the pot to having a flower grow. This time around I wanted to try creating an image move around rather than be stationary, so I made a pumpkin roaming around the screen. For this GIF I used 20 frames at a frame speed of 75ms.
I am a firm believer of practice makes perfect so I wanted to continue my GIF creation journey. I found that this time around I felt more comfortable navigating this Pixilart website.
I think Pixilart is a good resource for students and educators to explore for multiple reasons:
- Pixilart is a zero cost online resource
- Has an online community/network to share your GIFs
- Introduces basics computer science and coding and provides step by step basic instructions
- Provides STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) content
- Promotes a technology-based future that encourages programming
I hope to continue to perfect my understanding on creating GIFs and share what I know with others, including my future students and faculty. Lets hope that practice really does make perfect!