This lesson introduces the Etoys halo, including tools for deleting, copying, resizing, rotating, and repainting their sketches. The lesson's activity will be to create a new scene such as a fish tank that includes many copies of the same sketches, rotated, resized, and repainted.
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- To open an object's halo, right-click on it (cmd-click on the Mac).
- The halo is like a toolbar that goes around an object.
- Each button is called a handle because it lets you hold or change an object.
- Drag the black pick up handle to move an object around.
- You don't need pick-up for sketches, but you do need it for text and other objects.
- Click the green duplicate handle to make a copy of your object.
- Drag the yellow resize handle to change the size of your object.
- If you hold the shift key first, your object will stay the same shape.
- Drag the rotate handle in a circle to spin your object around.
- Click the delete handle to move the object to the trash can.
- You can also drag an object directly into the trash can.
- Make sure your mouse point is over the trash can when you let go.
- To recover something from the trash, first double click the trash can, then drag the object out of the yellow box.
- You can also close the trash box by clicking its circle icon.
- Click the repaint handle to open the canvas on an existing sketch.
- The canvas will contain your original sketch.
- When you click Keep, it will apply any changes to the sketch automatically.
- Click the collapse handle to put an object away into a small bar.
- Open the object again by clicking the circle icon.
- Name your sketches by clicking "Sketch1", typing, and clicking Enter.
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