Trail art tips for beginners!

Hi there! Someone recently asked me to give them some trail art tips. Since then, I wanted to create a tutorial on it! Sit back, and learn how to make some cool trail art.


Tip One

Find your inspiration!

Think about some things that you really like. It could be your favorite animal, color, or shape. The possibilities are endless!


Tip Two

Start Creating!

TIPS

  • Picture what you want your trail art to look like in your head
  • Find an awesome picture of what you want to recreate

Now for the tutorial

Look for different lines on the image/image in your head, then figure out how to code those. This is a very important part of recreating an image. Here are some methods you could use:

Simple Circle

Horizontal lines

With horizontal lines, I like to use the “change x by” block instead of move forward. I like to use it because it will always return to a horizontal line instead of going with an angle. Here’s an example:


The same thing applies to a vertical line, which is why I like to use the “change y by” block.

Vertical lines

Sin/cos circle



How about you try messing around with the positions, and see what happens!

I would suggest checking out this project as well!


Tip three

Speed it up!

I like to use the “set speed” block to make sure my trail art gets done as quick as possible. It makes lines pass by before you can say “I’ve learned some cool trail art tips!” So go ahead and add set speed at the beginning of your code.


I hope this tutorial helped you learn how to make some pretty cool trail art! Feel free to ask me for some more tips!

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Nice job. I don’t usually do trail art, but you can also do circles and ellipses a bit differently. Example: sine and cosine can use horizontal and vertical multipliers to stretch the shape, and if a circle is drawn first, you can use draw width 100 set x y to same, draw width 80 set x y to same for a circle 10px thick.


Also, I recommend linking a few demo projects or samples such as ISNBN’s trail art basics.

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Looks cool and very helpful

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This is very helpful, thank you so much! I’ll link this one right now

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Very well written! Great job, I think this will be very helpful for new users! :slight_smile:

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Thanks!

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Thank you!

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Nice! Super well written nd it’ll def help a lot of people.

For circle, I’d recommend using sin/cos instead. Faster and smoother.
Use set pos too instead of change _ by

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Thanks! I’ll add those methods

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Would it be a good idea to add tutorials on how to make different kinds of trail art? Like, animals, plants, objects ect.

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Definitely, that’d be super helpful

Your choice tho

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Hi! Here’s a tutorial on how to make a very simple trail art bubble!

Part 1

This part is for creating the main part of the bubble. Otherwise known as the bubble’s “torso”

  • first add a when game starts block
  • then add a set speed block and type in a bunch of digits

Then add this

Part 2

Great job! Now it’s time for the shiny part. Remember, we’re doing this whole thing in one object.
![image|516x500](upload://hweSPERxQIZzdazfnQhadk79EZ
Then the next part

Great job! Now you have yourself a very simple trail art bubble!

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Awesome tutorial friendo :slight_smile:

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Thank you :blush:

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Wow now u mod too!!! Congrats!!!

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Thanks rod

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