Part of Lesson Plan: Basic walk-cycle in Flash (Frame by Frame animation)
Activity Overview / Details
- Use think-pair-share to elicit FAVORITE movie or cartoon scenes of a walk cycle
- Have students demonstrate a ‘walk’ at the front of the class and point out Opposing leg-to-arm, motion of the head up/down
- Review youtube animation on Walk-cycle basics
Materials / Resource
- YouTube: Animating the Walk Cycle [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] Creating a walking animation is a foundational exercise, but it is also one of the most difficult to master as a beginning animator. Learn how to understand the body's movements while walking with helpful information from a writer, director and animator in this free video on cartoon animation.