|Switch Costume to ()|
This block is one of the most commonly used blocks; it is used whenever a sprite must switch to a specific costume (instead of the Next Costume block, which only switches to the next costume in the list). A variable (or any reporter) containing a number or the name of a costume can be dropped in.
In very early, unreleased versions of Scratch, this block was called Look Like (). This original name is also the reason why its Squeak method is called lookLike: for compatibility with projects made with older versions of Scratch.
Because of its simplicity, this block does not have a specific list of main uses — it is simply used to change the costume of a sprite. It can be used in animations, games, simulations, or anything that requires changes between costumes.
Some common uses are as follows:
- Simply changing a costume
when I receive [Broadcast v] switch to costume [costume2 v] go to x: (0) y: (0) show
- Changing a costume as part of a sequence
wait until <(variable) = > change x by (10) switch to costume [costume1 v]
- Main article: List of Block Workarounds
This block can be replicated with the following code:
repeat until <(wanted costume #) = (costume #)> next costume end
However, it is normally much faster to use the original block.
Say () for () Secs
• Say () • Think () for () Secs • Think () • Show • Hide • Switch Costume to () • Next Costume • Switch Backdrop to () • Change () Effect by () • Set () Effect to () • Clear Graphic Effects • Change Size by () • Set Size to ()% • Go to Front • Go Back () Layers • Costume # • Backdrop Name• Size
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