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Default Possible Starting Point - 07-14-2007, 01:01 PM

This is one application I'd suggest starting with Scratch ( first. There are several examples in the forum - both of Pong and of some "tennis" games. You can look at these first to get the ball movement and basic physics code right - then recode in Alice to get the 3D effects.

(If you're not familiar with Scratch - it's a simpler (free) program than Alice and aimed mainly at younger users. It uses the same "drag and drop" interface as Alice but it's strictly 2D and fairly limited in the command set it supports. Wouldn't recommend it as a primary tool for a programming course, but worth looking at for application ideas.)
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