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- Many blocks are in a different order.
- Events Blocks are the color of the Scratch 2.0 Control Blocks, and control blocks are a bit lighter than the old events blocks.
- The blocks have been enlarged slightly for mobile users.
- More Blocks has been renamed My Blocks and is a shade of light red, closely resembling pink.
- Default inputs have been changed on some blocks.
- Music blocks, Video Sensing blocks, and pen blocks have been moved to extensions.
- New extensions: Text to Speech, Translate, micro:bit, and Lego Mindstorms EV3.
- Scratch 3.0 introduced the following new blocks:
go to [front v] layer
go [forward v] (1) layers
(costume [number v])
(backdrop [number v])
change [pitch v] effect by (10)::sound
set [pitch v] effect to (100)::sound
clear sound effects
set drag mode [draggable v]
<() contains ()?::operators
delete (1) of [list v]
delete all of [list v]
(item # of () in [list v])
For extension blocks, please go to the extension pages.
- New paint editor and sound editor
- Projects can now be created on tablets and played on both tablets and phones
- Different fonts: Sans Serif (thin Helvetica), Serif (Times), Handwriting, Marker, Curly, Pixel, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
- The vector paint editor is now the default editor
- Internet Explorer is no longer supported
- PicoBoard and LEGO WeDo 1.0 are no longer supported
- Text to Speech
On January 9, 2019, the Scratch Team released new updates for Scratch 3.0, fixing many bugs Scratchers had reported. They included projects getting stuck on the loading screen, and the love and favorites not showing up. This announcement was shown on the Front Page.
In early-mid January 2019, the front page banner was changed from "The new Scratch is here!" to "Create stories, games, and animations" and "Share with others around the world". Below the banner, there are two buttons: "Start Creating", leading to the project editor, and "Join", leading to a page to create a Scratch account. There was also a video demonstrating what you can create with Scratch.
On August 1, 2019 updates to the sound editor were released. It made improvements to the sound editor, including the option to select portions of the sound, copying and pasting, and basic keyboard shortcuts to the editor.
On May 18, 2020, more updates were made to the Paint Editor. It included a feature that made it now possible to zoom out beyond the canvas and more of the Paint Editor can now be seen on different browser sizes.
- Main article: Scratch File Format
Scratch 3.0 uses .sb3 file format for projects and .sprite3 for sprites. These formats are more efficient than Scratch 2.0 file formats.
Scratch 3.0 was criticized for its lack of new features and changes to the user interface. Some users quit Scratch because they were dissatisfied with the new design and/or did not like the changes made to Scratch.
A design chart for the Move () steps block.
An old design chart for some horizontal blocks. There aren't any in the released version at https://llk.github.io/scratch-gui/
The comments for blocks.
- Development of Scratch 3.0
- topic:331439 "We want to thank you all for the great feedback you’ve been giving us about Scratch 3.0! We’ve been busy reading what you have to say about it and wanted to update you about some of the work we’re doing in response to this. We designed Scratch 3.0 to be easier to build on than Scratch 2.0 was, so while Scratch 2.0 didn’t change very much, you will see Scratch 3.0 grow over time with new features and extensions."
- topic:348127 "We wanted to give you an update on some of the things we’ve been working on since our last post."
- topic:365737 "One thing we heard a lot of feedback on has been the Scratch sound editor and today we are excited to share an updated version!"
- jandrewg. ((2019)). ""I have quit scratch because Scratch 3.0 has broken so many good projects."" users:jandrewg