Walk Cycle with Motion Tween



Students will create a simple stick figure, animate it, and add design elements such as background. Principles taught include the understanding of motion tweening, frames, timeline, and layers, all to create a basic Walk Cycle.

This lesson has instructions for Flash, but can be easily translated into other animation software, or even hand-drawing. See Resources for suggested applications.

Lesson Time

Lesson Instruction
30 Minutes
Guided Practice
30 - 60 Minutes
Follow-up; share out
20 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will successfully create a simple two-dimensional animation of a walk cycle, learning terminology and tools for this area of media design.

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