A digital picture book would have 15 scenes and one tile page. The number of pages is as same as the traditional scheme of 8 sheets of paper used for a printed book. 8 x 2 = 16 and one sheet for the front and back cover of a book, so 15 scenes.
For instance, I wrote down the following table for making pagination out of scripts
The first 3 scenes introduce a Digital Self Publishing
The main story is Kwik. I intended to hold the 3 stages for Kwik - introducing, intermediate and advanced topics with cat and hedgehog characters.
Don’t ask why needs such cute characters. It looks better than a basic rectangle or circle shape.
Scene Topic Description 1 Design Digital Self Publishing 2 Drawing, Sketching, Painting Folio Academy, Society Of Visual Storytelling 3 Digital Tools iPad, Photoshop 4 What is Kwik? kwik, Solar2D, ImageMagic 5 Adding Pages Kwik’s project&page > icon for page Add, Audio, publish icon 6 Making Animations Cat’s Car: rotating wheels, linearly animating car 7 Handling Touch Events Hedgehog dragging, spinning, pinching, swiping 8 Interaction and Action Cat puzzle of dragging completion & playing audio, timer to launch Hedgehog balloon 9 Drawing Canvas Hedgehog balloon, outline, brush size, color, erase 10 Physics Hedgehog balloon falling, collided with Hedgehog 11 App Store Icons & Launch images for Hedgehog/Cat, Apple/Google/Amazon Store and your app on device 12 Sprite Animations Spine bone&mesh animations for Hedgehog standing and crouching 13 Particles Effect Balloon in the sky with cloud and stars particles, Blurring for perspective 14 Programming Cat/Hedgehog trip 4 framed comic, cat’s car, hedgehog balloon, visiting a town, driving/flying over mountains to the sea 15 Network Download download button for final scene images of Cat/Hedgehog having a vacation on the sea
Some notes about the scene #1 and #6
You get a basic idea about what Kwik can do for an interactive picture book from our tutorials/documents.
The main examples are animation, audio, button.
6 Making Animations
There are simple but effective animation widgets available in Kwik. You can control animation by setting parameters like duration, repeat number, transparency. For instance, a simple linear animation like a car moving back/force, rotating wheels with various parameter settings. Timer function allows to trigger animation after the specified amount of time is passed.
- Linear animation