Animating With Character – Walk Cycles

In part 2 of this 3 part series, I’ll show you how to animate a walk cycle for a character in After Effects! A walk cycle is one of the most essential animations you can create for a character, and can express a surprising amount of personality. You’ll learn all the basics needed to start designing and animating your own walk cycles.

We’ll be using the character rigs created in part 1, but if you didn’t make your own you can use one of mine. All of my character PSDs and rigged After Effects projects are availble for you to download in the Project Description.


Jake Bartlett

Motion Designer

I’ve been working as a motion designer for over ten years. After graduating with a degree in digital media and working at a production company in LA for 5 years, I made the jump to full-time freelance. Since then I've begun teaching motion design courses online at Skillshare, School of Motion, and my YouTube channel. Supporting my family as a motion designer is a dream for me. I get to make things move every single day, and be at home with my wife and family while doing it.


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