Animation Run Cycle

In this quest, you’ll design a high quality run cycle (pixel art not allowed)

Product of Learning

Your finished product could be a number of things: a GIF, a short Video Clip, and Instagram Post, a Vine, etc. As long as you can share your finished animation, you are good to go. When played in a loop, this run cycle should continue seamlessly.

You should produce a 2D artifact in this quest using Photoshop. You may not make pixel art using PiskelApp for this quest.


You are welcome to use any resources you want. The list below is simply a starting point and in no way represents a chronological list of steps. You WILL have to conduct research to figure out how this works.


Upon completion of this quest you must answer the following questions in any of the following ways: as a video log entry (post to YouTube), as a blog post via, or as an essay via Google Docs (you may propose another response if you so choose).

  • What did you do (brief summary)?
  • What did you learn?
  • What was challenging?
  • What is the product of your learning (this can be an embedded screenshot or two, screencast (if doing video), or link to relevant content)?
  • What suggestions do you have for future students embarking on this challenge?