10 August 2016
I can now reveal the free gift that comes with the print edition of Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps: it's a pair of 3D glasses. They're the red/cyan coloured lens type (called "anaglyph"), and the book has three projects that show you how to use them to make 3D effects with images that pop out of the screen or sink into it. There's a game called 12 Angry Aliens, where you have to zap the aliens that rush towards you; a 3D art package that enables you to position shapes at different depths, and a game called Space Mine 3D that shows off the depth you can achieve with a nice tunnel effect. You can see all the projects here, although the videos for the 3D projects will make more sense if you have a pair of 3D glasses. If you are buying the ebook, lose your glasses or want another pair, anaglyph glasses are available cheaply online from Amazon and eBay.
Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps is now expected to be available 12th August, rather than the end of the month, so you can get started on the projects over the summer holidays. You can get a special launch price by ordering direct from the publisher, and be one of the first to get your hands on a copy of the book!
Here are some photos of the book being printed.
And here's the first photo of the first copy the publisher received! It's nearly here! I'm getting excited...