How to make a drawing pad with clones


Have you ever been bored making a drawing pad? Isn't it sooo annoying to make a bunch of objects with basically the same code for each and every single one of them? Do you ever wonder if this problem could be solved? WELL IT CAN!!

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This tutorial will teach you how to make a simple drawing pad using clones. You need a general understanding of self variables and clones, so if you feel like you need to brush up on the basics before beginning, this tutorial will totally help you out.

You also need an understanding of HSB/HSV colors. If you're not familiar, just check out the website linked above.

Okay, so I'll have to admit, this tutorial was kind of rushed, so if you have any questions don't be hesitant to ask! I know lots of people don't like a lot of text in tutorials, so I made this one mostly visual. Just follow along with the images. Here we go!

And viola!! You're done! You can add different features like width, a clear button, different shades, etc. (to make different shades just create another object with code similar to "Shades" code, except you would change its hue to something else. (and it's satuaration to something around 50) If you have questions on this you can definetly ask)

Sorry this is a little messy, with a bajillion pictures in a row, but I hope you learned something! Just to be clear, I'm not the first person to make a drawing pad with clones using Self variables. A few other people have as well (@Valgo for example). (Although I think I was the only one who made one without Self variables before that update but that doesn't really matter XD)

This was made for @SummarianStudios :D


This was a really good tutorial. Better than I could make, for sure!
Tag the OMTL? I'm sure a lot of people would want to see this..


Thanks for this tutorial. Now I'm going to try to make a cloned drawing pad XD


This is really cool! A very informative, interesting tutorial!


This is a really good tutorial!


voila* I'm sorry I had to XD

This is a really cool tutorial! It makes things so much faster than making the colors separately; this is the reason I never liked making drawing pads back then. >.> Great work!