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I promised ageeeeeeeeeeees ago that i'd do some flash tutorials, and today i managed to find some time to scrape one together.

I've seen endless tutorials on dA teaching people how to tween a circle across a screen, one even spent 10 mins faffing around with "LOL aren't i funny" before getting to that tweeny circle part.

Which is a big waste of time.

So, here's a tutorial from me. Its straight to the point and should be user friendly, though if you do come across any bugs or problems let me know!

The First tutorial i have for you is: Walk Cycles.

Why? Because they are the trickiest things to get right and the also teach you the idea behind key frames, inbetweens and a little bit of easing, so it should be a fun start.

I hope this helps out those people that have wanted to animate their characters but haven't the slightest clue where to being.

For this tutorial i'd recommend using flash 8 and a pen tablet, though other flashes will still work, flash 8 proves to be a little less of a hastle to work with.

Hope you enjoy~

You can download a trail version of flash at adobes website
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AncientNights Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
thanks so much for making this :D it helped a TON
beat2124 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
didn't help me at all!
dUnicStudio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is really helpful thanksyou
AkumaKitties Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
This is a great tutorail, it helped me a lot!

Thanks for making this <3
jamilakarlsson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you.. awesome!
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is super useful!!! :iconlaplz::heart:
Thank you so much!! :love:
barbrathesquid Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014…
Thats the one I made using this tutorial. Thanks, this helped a lot.
Major-Coconut Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Pretty nifty, thanks for doing this ;u; It's really helpful
ToshiiFurrylove Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx this helped me a little I needed that tutorialNeko Emoji-40 (Ok Okey) [V2] 
Technoluv Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! this is super helpful!
MlpWreck12345 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is a good tutorial, bro :D
Wolfwingss Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014…
Used! Thank you so much, this helped a ton!
FrancoisUlrich Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd give u a hug if u were in front of me right now...

Thx dood.
BlenderLager Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
this was a GREAT help for my first animations. This is one of the best tutorials i have ever seen. Very well done
ribbondragons87 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
what is flash iv heard its good but i dont know how much it costs 
MocaNicoDA Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You can download a trail version of flash at adobes website
abbykc72 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This has been the best tutorial I've seen. THANK YOU SO MUCH! It was very helpful! 
Get-Get-Doodles Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your tutorial is really helpful! Our school is actually using it for grade 10 animation class so we have to make a walk cycle based off your tutorial and it's so easy that even the least experienced animators in the class can do it! Excellent tutorial! If I could rate it out of 5 stars i'd give it a 10. : D
indrawanhalim Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Great tutorial, many thanks ^_^
here's my rough creation :D
NES-Fan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Man, this is the first flash tutorial I fully understood. Thank you so much.
I really like your art style, so vivid, so funny!
1UPYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow, this really helped!! thanks for an awesome tutorial!
C0ldWave Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
great tut! Thx
Juneias Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what if they're curvy :O?!
Light-Spriter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Nice tutorial
TheonknownKLAW Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks for this, helped me take my first nervous shaky steps into flash animation!
Tatchu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing!
arctic-lights Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
ahhhhhhh thanks this is perfect.
DesignJH Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^──^ it was very helpful ! ^ㅠ^
CrispyTurtl3 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, This is exactly what i needed.
Shenzan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, thats very helpful! thanks! ..hey i know you from youtube! XD
macietate Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
thanks Zeurel!
SpadeNightmaren Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to get Flash really bad.
I went to and all they have is Flash Professional CS6. Is this what you use? If not, could you link me to the version you have or where you bought it?

I have Windows Vista. Does Flash work on it?
Firepixy93 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Hey i found a website that had flash 8 if you still want it i can send you the link. I downloaded it and it worked. No survey or zip file just download it and its ready to use. Virus im not sure, didnt have a problem with any but still. Its via mediafire seems fully functional but im new to it so im not sure
SpadeNightmaren Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My computer doesn't have the correct system for flash :(
carbonmonopoly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
he still uses his cs3 i think, believes its better for making frame by frame. he says he wants to try out toonboom, but you know, cant dish out about a thousand bucks on anything
Plattypus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
thanks this helped me a lot :D
Larokin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
The tutorial is epic!
Yet, I got a little problem... My characters ALWAYS seem to be walking backwards...except animals,those seem like front paws go backwards and back paws go frontwards .-.
Any advice?
ghostwhisperie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
this really helps out a lot! :D
MonsterKai Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awesome tutorial! Really helpful.
TheLittleOxymoron Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
best tutorial ever i like how you simplify thing and use actual legs instead of a ball or bone animation
Becky-KH Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!!! you've helped me!
TheLittleOxymoron Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
hope we get more this are lovely bits of fried 3-head moving pictures
Blammeth Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was seriously so helpful i'm gonna keep working all summer on flash!
GhostKillar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
1.cover your mouth 2.make a wish 3.put hand to heart 4.copy and paste this to 15 games in one day. 5. tommarow will be the best day of your acutally works
LJH87 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Its great to see good animators taking the time to help and show others! Thanks dude, keep up the good work!!
AnimatorRawGreen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
hot damn, Zeurel.
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retro-alex Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Zeurel--- I've just finished my own walk cycle copy using this; it was great help! Cheers to ya!
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