Written by Chris Piech and Keith Schwartz
Did you know that animated movies like Toy Story, Up, and Frozen are made using computer programs? In this assignment you are going to use a program to create a short film.
Every movie has a beginning and an end. Sometimes it will start "Once Upon a Time...", sometimes it will start with a title, sometimes it will start with something sillier. At the end of the movie it sometimes says "The end."
Add a method to your program that will draw a message on the screen (on a black background) and leave the message for two seconds.
private void displayMessage(String message)
Your movie must have one scene to start: A setting sun. draw the sky, the earth and a sun. Then, slowly animate the sun descending. The sky should take up the top half of the canvas, and the earth should take up the second half. Considering the following images from the start of the program, and the program after a few seconds.
Write a method that takes in the time, and returns the color of the sun.
private Color getColor(int frame)
Have the method return Color.YELLOW, Color.ORANGE or Color.RED based on how many iterations have passed.
Do anything you want to make your story more captivating than just a setting sun. Can you tell a tale of love or action? Don't forget to use methods to make your life easier.
You can also add more objects to make your scene more captivating. Add a rainbow (or a double rainbow)? Do you have an idea about what sunsets have always been missing? How about a lit up Charles Bridge?