Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Catch of the Day - Alice - 10/27/2010

Alice is a 3D programming platform whose intent is to make it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or making a video to share on the web.


Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. Students develop a program to animate the three-dimensional objects populating a virtual world. Alice implements 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to enable students to have a more engaging, less frustrating programming experience. In the context of creating animated movies and simple video games, students learn fundamental programming concepts.


With Alice, students immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation.


The Alice software includes an on-line tutorial and documentation system. There are several textbooks supporting Alice currently available from a number of publishers.

Alice 2is designed for students in high school and above. For middle schoolers there is Storytelling Alice. Alice is free from Carnegie Mellon University.


Watch the video Alice: Programming for a New Generation


1 comment:

Mrs. Tenkely said...

I haven't used the Alice software but now that I have some time to play I think I neat!

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