Frame by Frame Walking Animation

If you don’t have the Bone Tool (featured in Flash CS4 and CS5), then you may want to resort to frame by frame animation. This tutorial shows you how to move a character’s legs frame by frame.

This tutorial is a bit more advanced and contains elements like symbols and keyframes. Be sure you know about these subjects (which I have tutorials for as well) before trying out this lesson.

Link to the GIF I use in this lesson: http://www.telovation.com/articles/animation-keira-walking.html

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  3. Loudlazer Inc. says:

    the video starts at 1:50

  4. Jeremy Sanchez says:

    I’ll have to add that the main reason frame animation tutorials would be suggested is that frame animation is the only way to achieve quality animation. Cartoons like The Simpsons, Regular Show, Adventure Time, etc, do not use anything like the “bone tool”. It’s all traditional hand drawn animation. With that said, anyone reading this please feel free to subscribe to my channel :) I produce animations and tutorials similar to the shows I just mentioned.

  5. Anna X says:

    y not use rodoscope…oops am I interupting something? ;D

  6. EhsanDuhokiKurd says:

    Now I know what to do, thanks :)

  7. captainhero94591 says:

    if i present this at school, does my teacher have to download anything so she can play the video during class?

  8. Will Hurrell says:

    What do you mean? Duplicating a frame IS copying it.

  9. how2websiteblog says:

    Amazing video! I have given this video a plug on my blog, hope that’s okay?

  10. MegaJehanzaib says:

    i have a question people…Is there any way to duplicate the current frame and create the next one WITHOUT copying it?

  11. ZipLikesGaming says:

    yes indeed no one listen to him…. (OpRiverBottoms)

  12. Lolek30 says:

    It really is amazing what you creat and show us! You are so talented and I enjoy very much watching your tutorials, I even tried a lot and it works perfectly to me! Keep up this great work! And by the way don’t worry about stupid comments, these people are just jealous! ;-)

  13. Nina Novak says:

    Dear Chad,this is very good tutorial, it helped me a lot, thank you!Now, I have a question, which might be kind of stupid. But I made a walking animation just like you did it, and puted my character on the background. But at one point, I would like to stop my walking character and I don’t know how to do it. I would really need some help. :) Thanks in advance! :)

  14. Eng Ardawan says:

    very good .

  15. moneera7 says:

    Ur a life saver thank u!

  16. EwesInYourBrainz says:

    word for the wise: dont troll on your own vids. ignore any negative comment, only reply to those who are “NOT” assholes. will save you alot of trouble and wont scare away any possible subs xD

  17. Proplytiri says:

    While OpRiverBottoms was less then couth, and overtly homophobic, he does still bring up a valid point. This is not frame by frame animation in the traditional sense, you’re just rotating and manipulating symbols. The sample animation that you’re trying to mimick is true frame by frame.And forgive me if I come off as insulting here, because I’m just trying to be frank: The end result was far from stellar.

  18. Proplytiri says:

    [..YouTube..] While OpRiverBottoms was less then couth, and overtly homophobic, he does still bring up a valid point. This is not frame by frame animation in the traditional sense, you’re just rotating and manipulating symbols. The sample animation that you’re trying to mimick is true frame by frame.And forgive me if I come off as insulting here, because I’m just trying to be frank: The end result was far from stellar.

  19. WithinEternity6 says:

    another troll eh?

  20. [..YouTube..] another troll eh?

  21. WithinEternity6 says:

    O.o thats a good point

  22. [..YouTube..] O.o thats a good point

  23. Astronautical123 says:

    I like this method better

  24. [..YouTube..] I like this method better

  25. bloodpondstudios says:

    You are a GENIOUS next can you do a tutorial on scripting an animation if you know how.PS I’m am definetly subscribing

  26. [..YouTube..] You are a GENIOUS next can you do a tutorial on scripting an animation if you know how.PS I’m am definetly subscribing

  27. bloodpondstudios says:

    fuck off prick if you’re so good at it why are you watching a TUTORIAL.

  28. [..YouTube..] fuck off prick if you’re so good at it why are you watching a TUTORIAL.

  29. Hyroyan98 says:

    How do u make lots of separate frames? as in, how do u make 5 blank frames as fast as possible

  30. Hyroyan98 says:

    [..YouTube..] How do u make lots of separate frames? as in, how do u make 5 blank frames as fast as possible

  31. TheBadcomedytv says:

    @lilredheadcomics is there any chance you could show us how to do a anime like animation

  32. [..YouTube..] @lilredheadcomics is there any chance you could show us how to do a anime like animation

  33. s4thps says:

    so hes just a cartoon

  34. s4thps says:

    [..YouTube..] so hes just a cartoon

  35. Joash989 says:

    No Offence! But, Mr Bineck Uses Deragatory Words..

  36. Joash989 says:

    [..YouTube..] No Offence! But, Mr Bineck Uses Deragatory Words..

  37. DJKatAnimated says:

    Omg, I want that gif of Buttercup as a neko D:

  38. [..YouTube..] Omg, I want that gif of Buttercup as a neko D:

  39. 8bitslime says:

    GAY FAGGOT NEWB FAGGOT THAT IS GAY!

  40. 8bitslime says:

    [..YouTube..] GAY FAGGOT NEWB FAGGOT THAT IS GAY!

  41. XamioStone says:

    Umm… Why not use a Motion Tween? Or a classic tween.

  42. XamioStone says:

    [..YouTube..] Umm… Why not use a Motion Tween? Or a classic tween.

  43. FiReDrAgO57 says:

    Your voice sounds like Andrew Kraemer

  44. FiReDrAgO57 says:

    [..YouTube..] Your voice sounds like Andrew Kraemer

  45. thangQanime says:

    Stop being a fag. Let’s see you do some videos, you spoiled little bitch. If you don’t like the videos, leave gracefully and do it your own way. His tutorials are far from terrible, you’re just a terrible learner or just stubborn.

  46. thangQanime says:

    [..YouTube..] Stop being a fag. Let’s see you do some videos, you spoiled little bitch. If you don’t like the videos, leave gracefully and do it your own way. His tutorials are far from terrible, you’re just a terrible learner or just stubborn.

  47. thangQanime says:

    [..YouTube..] @OpRiverBottoms Stop being a fag. Let’s see you do some videos, you spoiled little bitch. If you don’t like the videos, leave gracefully and do it your own way. His tutorials are far from terrible, you’re just a terrible learner or just stubborn.

  48. [..YouTube..] OMG your videos helped me alot, YOUR THE BEST MAN!

  49. vegetation1 says:

    OMG! Finally got it to work, made a motion tween and then: BOOM Crashed in my face…

  50. vegetation1 says:

    [..YouTube..] OMG! Finally got it to work, made a motion tween and then: BOOM Crashed in my face…

  51. vegetation1 says:

    Great tutorial! Thanks a lot! It finally worked!!

  52. vegetation1 says:

    [..YouTube..] Great tutorial! Thanks a lot! It finally worked!!

  53. thegreatkenz says:

    and btw thanks for the help man :D

  54. thegreatkenz says:

    [..YouTube..] and btw thanks for the help man :D

  55. thegreatkenz says:

    download audacity for voiceovers, you can change your voice in all kinds of ways easily, you won’t be dissapointed ^ ^

  56. thegreatkenz says:

    [..YouTube..] download audacity for voiceovers, you can change your voice in all kinds of ways easily, you won’t be dissapointed ^ ^

  57. MrShariq12 says:

    uh chad ur great but wouldnt it be good for putting one whole leg instead of parts and opriverbottoms is a douche.

  58. MrShariq12 says:

    [..YouTube..] uh chad ur great but wouldnt it be good for putting one whole leg instead of parts and opriverbottoms is a douche.

  59. FrostZap says:

    I’ve learned alot from this guy when I started flash I could make a basic lame stick animationnow I can do a walking animation with different scenes, and other shape animations and even animated logosThank you Chad :) Btw I will be buying your animation lessons very soon

  60. FrostZap says:

    [..YouTube..] I’ve learned alot from this guy when I started flash I could make a basic lame stick animationnow I can do a walking animation with different scenes, and other shape animations and even animated logosThank you Chad :) Btw I will be buying your animation lessons very soon

  61. xexoristo says:

    hmm how you do that with symbols in every part of the body?I actually have macromedia flash 8.I have made the symbol into symbol till now.Can you upload a video about that method of symbols in parts of the body.Thanks a lot you are awesome!! your tutorial are the best on the internet let this guy @OpRiverBottoms he better go get a life!!and he also cant make tutorials like yours this is why! ;)

  62. xexoristo says:

    [..YouTube..] hmm how you do that with symbols in every part of the body?I actually have macromedia flash 8.I have made the symbol into symbol till now.Can you upload a video about that method of symbols in parts of the body.Thanks a lot you are awesome!! your tutorial are the best on the internet let this guy @OpRiverBottoms he better go get a life!!and he also cant make tutorials like yours this is why! ;)

  63. murtchacravin says:

    bla bla bla

  64. [..YouTube..] bla bla bla

  65. mooveez4U says:

    only a douche would make his account named OpRiverBottoms. And only a douche would be jealous of other people’s fame on youtube. BTW your tutorials help a lot!!!!

  66. mooveez4U says:

    [..YouTube..] only a douche would make his account named OpRiverBottoms. And only a douche would be jealous of other people’s fame on youtube. BTW your tutorials help a lot!!!!

  67. mooveez4U says:

    [..YouTube..] @LilredheadComics only a douche would make his account named OpRiverBottoms. And only a douche would be jealous of other people’s fame on youtube. BTW your tutorials help a lot!!!!

  68. MrGuesty22 says:

    [..YouTube..] how do i get the looping properties bar?! D:

  69. LilredheadComics says:

    I never said machinma was terrible. You should do tutorials on mind reading, since you obviously know my opinions on everything. And I charge $30 for tutorials? You mean the four optional premium tutorials I have? What about the other 100+ free tutorials I have done? I guess spending countless hours creating and giving away free content does make me a douche. Certainly you’re not a douche for throwing around inaccurate facts and using derogatory words against me.

  70. [..YouTube..] I never said machinma was terrible. You should do tutorials on mind reading, since you obviously know my opinions on everything. And I charge $30 for tutorials? You mean the four optional premium tutorials I have? What about the other 100+ free tutorials I have done? I guess spending countless hours creating and giving away free content does make me a douche. Certainly you’re not a douche for throwing around inaccurate facts and using derogatory words against me.

  71. [..YouTube..] @OpRiverBottoms I never said machinma was terrible. You should do tutorials on mind reading, since you obviously know my opinions on everything. And I charge $30 for tutorials? You mean the four optional premium tutorials I have? What about the other 100+ free tutorials I have done? I guess spending countless hours creating and giving away free content does make me a douche. Certainly you’re not a douche for throwing around inaccurate facts and using derogatory words against me.

  72. [..YouTube..] At least i’m not a guy who charges 30 dollars for terrible tutorials, For the simple purpose of making a quick buck. And yes i agree machinma is terrible… You fucking douche…

  73. [..YouTube..] @LilredheadComics At least i’m not a guy who charges 30 dollars for terrible tutorials, For the simple purpose of making a quick buck. And yes i agree machinma is terrible… You fucking douche…

  74. Incredible Tutorials says:

    @OpRiverBottoms In a world full of different animation methods, you hold the one true way of doing this particular exercise. Amazing! It’s just too bad the world will never benefit from your talents since you’re too busy favoriting machinma videos and leaving poorly constructed comments on various YouTube videos. I guess it’s our loss.

  75. [..YouTube..] In a world full of different animation methods, you hold the one true way of doing this particular exercise. Amazing! It’s just too bad the world will never benefit from your talents since you’re too busy favoriting machinma videos and leaving poorly constructed comments on various YouTube videos. I guess it’s our loss.

  76. [..YouTube..] @OpRiverBottoms In a world full of different animation methods, you hold the one true way of doing this particular exercise. Amazing! It’s just too bad the world will never benefit from your talents since you’re too busy favoriting machinma videos and leaving poorly constructed comments on various YouTube videos. I guess it’s our loss.

  77. [..YouTube..] no one listen to this faggot this isn’t how to do actually do frame by frame.

  78. MrAnonymous9898 says:

    Holy shit, 20 minutes? Ughhh….

  79. [..YouTube..] Holy shit, 20 minutes? Ughhh….

  80. FoxGoalie says:

    Mr. Binek! :D

  81. FoxGoalie says:

    [..YouTube..] Mr. Binek! :D

  82. leoisforevercool says:

    oh there are tools? i used a program similar to flash about 7 years ago where I was making an animation, i had to redraw everything every single frame so i went with stick figures :D

  83. [..YouTube..] oh there are tools? i used a program similar to flash about 7 years ago where I was making an animation, i had to redraw everything every single frame so i went with stick figures :D

  84. rizwan says:

    it,s good for me

  85. mickaleaf archive says:

    Very clear, you sound very well rehearsed.

  86. mickaleaf says:

    [..YouTube..] Very clear, you sound very well rehearsed.

  87. blueaseer2 says:

    @Iullian64 go animate?

  88. blueaseer2 says:

    [..YouTube..] go animate?

  89. blueaseer2 says:

    [..YouTube..] @Iullian64 go animate?

  90. Alfredovbg says:

    Estupendo tutorial amigo, muchas gracias. Alfredovbg

  91. Alfredovbg says:

    [..YouTube..] Estupendo tutorial amigo, muchas gracias. Alfredovbg

  92. mauriflap says:

    loa,hey lets go funny thats right

  93. [..YouTube..] Lazy..really lazy no offense

  94. [..YouTube..] horrible!

  95. DaRoachDogg says:

    what screen capture program do you use?

  96. DaRoachDogg says:

    [..YouTube..] what screen capture program do you use?

  97. Incredible Tutorials says:

    @Iullian64 There may be. However, doing that may not sound very natural so if you have the means I would suggest recording actual voices for dialog.

  98. [..YouTube..] @Iullian64 There may be. However, doing that may not sound very natural so if you have the means I would suggest recording actual voices for dialog.

  99. soriasrecords says:

    Thank you very much! Your videos have helped me ALOT. thanks again!

  100. [..YouTube..] Thank you very much! Your videos have helped me ALOT. thanks again!

  101. Iullian64 says:

    oh i got a question. If your doing a series of cartoon, is there a way to record text to speech clearly? is there a free program to text to speech that let’s you record also? I’m using a mac -devin

  102. Iullian64 says:

    [..YouTube..] oh i got a question. If your doing a series of cartoon, is there a way to record text to speech clearly? is there a free program to text to speech that let’s you record also? I’m using a mac-devin

  103. chris cunnicky says:

    Man you made agreat tutorials. It’s a real treasure for noobs like me.

  104. qnaman says:

    [..YouTube..] Man you made agreat tutorials. It’s a real treasure for noobs like me.

  105. Gamer5United says:

    [..YouTube..] 23rd o wait 0_0

  106. StaryKrow says:

    [..YouTube..] 4th

  107. [..YouTube..] third!

  108. XyloLiontari says:

    [..YouTube..] SECOND!Adobe Flash ist the BEST !

  109. awxs1234 says:

    [..YouTube..] first!!

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