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Walk Cycle of a Stick Man

Start by creating a circle using elliptical shape tool.

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Using line tool create body of the stick man.

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Using line tool create arms & legs of the stick man.

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Create the rear arm and legs using a slightly different shade.

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Since one pose is completed group the layers. Duplicate this group and hide the original one. In this group adjust the body parts as shown in the image below.

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Similarly create more groups for each pose of walk cycle. Each image below belongs to one group of walk cycle pose.

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We have created 7 different groups of poses. Good enough to create a nice walk cycle. Using custom shape tool create a tree shape. Place this layer behind the stick man layer groups.

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Duplicate and place as shown in the image.

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Merge the tree layers. Create 2 duplicates. Place one on each side of the original trees layers. Merge all tree layers.

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Open animation window. For the first frame keep the position of tree layer as shown in the image.

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Duplicate frame. Move the tree layer and move it towards left. Try to keep the appearance of tree layer as close as possible to the previous frame. This will ensure a smooth loopable animation.

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Press the tween button in animation window. Apply settings as shown.

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Delete the last frame. Now we have 7 frames and 7 poses groups.

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Select each frame and keep hiding /unhiding walk cycle pose groups sequentially.

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Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S to save an optimized animated GIF.

Walk Cycle of a Stick Man

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