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06-18-2007, 12:28 PM
DesertEagle's Movement Tutorial

Although I may not be that good of an Eztooner, I decided to make this tutorial because I was bored and because there are so few Easytoon tutorials. So don't expect Veteran material, I am just here to help a bit.

Basic Punches
Punches are of course an important part of most animations, because most animations involve hand-to-hand fighting. I will show you two kinds of punches.

Type one: Still Stance

This type of punch is carried out without taking a step forward, thus making it less powerful. I used six frames, many animators may use more. For Eztoon I prefer using less frames at 6-8 frame delay, because I usually have my stickmen very small in the end, after zooming out.

Frame 1:
The stickman is in a solid stance. I zoomed in a lot, don't forget to zoom out when finished!

Frame 2:
He leans backward a little bit, the punching arm goes back and isn't visible anymore.

Frame 3:
You see the punching arm winding up for the punch. The supportive arm goes up a bit. You see the stickman leaning into his back foot.

Frame 4:
The punching arm goes at the same level as the head and you see that it is bent. The supportive arm doesn't move much, stance doesn't change.

Frame 5:
The punching arm isn't visible, it's "behind" the head. The supportive arm goes back, the whole dude leans forward already.

Frame 6:
There you go, the actual punch. The arm rushes forward. The supportive arm swings backward, the stickman leans into the punch, but not much.

Optional Addition

I always like to add this after the punch to have a good start for a fast combo. It's already a tricky move because he spins around 180░.

Frame 1:

Frame 2
Warning: I kinda screwed this frame >_> but I don't feel like re-doing it.

Frame 3:

Frame 4:

Frame 5:

Frame 6:

Frame 7:


Final Product


Here's the .ezt file:

http://www.kram-hochladen.de/download.php?id=ODM2OTg= (http://www.kram-hochladen.de/download.php?id=ODM2OTg=)

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The rest is under construction! Wait until tomorrow and you will see much more movements being added! But feel fre to leave a comment already!

06-18-2007, 04:04 PM
Basic Kick

Of course, punching isn't the only thing you will need in a fight. Let's move on to kicking.

Frame 1:
Again, we start with a basic stance.

Frame 2:
He leans forward a little bit. The kicking leg begins to bend.

Frame 3:

Frame 4:
Now, the kicking leg is liftet from the ground, he leans forward lots more.

Frame 5:
He gets his leg in tighter and goes forward.

Frame 6:
The kicking leg comes out forward now, the other leg is almost straight down.

Frame 7:
Now, the whole kicking leg has passed the standing leg. His upper body bends.

Frame 8:
Let's go. The leg isn't bent anymore, but it isn't stretched completely. You will notice the little trail I added. I will tell you more about that later. He is leaning his standing leg forward a lot more.

Frame 9:
The leg is streched. He leans forward a bit more, his upper body bends more.

Frame 10 + 11:

Just two easing frames, make the movements go slower and slower within those. His upper body unbents.

Frame 12:
The standing leg now goes forward more, he is starting to get his kicking leg to the ground. His upper body isn't bent anymore.

After this, just add some frames to get his leg down.

Final Product


Download the .ezt:

http://www.kram-hochladen.de/download.php?id=ODM4Mzc= (http://www.kram-hochladen.de/download.php?id=ODM4Mzc=)


More to be added.

New Generation
06-23-2007, 06:53 AM
the kick was so slow, it wasn't even a kick it was it.... was..... a......................well it was bad, you should add less frames or just make the movements more apart.

06-26-2007, 10:56 AM
The kick pwns you. Nice tut.

stick slayer66
07-11-2007, 12:23 PM
the punching looked a bit weird if you ask me, and the kick was too slow

07-12-2007, 01:38 PM
I agree, even though this is semi old. You need so much better easing and it all just looked off kilter.

07-13-2007, 03:38 AM
The kick sucked but the punch wasn't half good.

07-25-2007, 06:54 AM
how do u do that? i tried but it skips the movement like it doesn't go smoothly I NEED HELP

07-25-2007, 05:31 PM
Well, you need to animate the frames in between FOOT ON GROUND and FOOT IN FACE

07-28-2007, 01:29 AM
the punch was useful but the kick was too slow and simple. I was hoping for the second foot to swing around 360 horizontal for like a dragon kick but anyways it was pretty useful for my cartoons :)

08-15-2007, 04:52 PM
nice tut... im very sorry if you get angry by reading this but i just dont get how to advance the fps in e-z-toon!! i tried alot but sht im despairing of it!^^ please help me


08-15-2007, 04:53 PM
Why should I get angry? You go to "View" and then there should be somthing like "Frame Delay" or so. The lower it is, the faster your animation goes.

08-16-2007, 05:09 AM
thank you... danke mann ich hab das schon so lange gesucht^^ ich nehme an du bist deutsch^^


EDIT: erm i cant see anythin in test mode?
eztoon 1.9.5. EN ive got...and you?

i just found it in options... thank you anyways^^


08-16-2007, 12:04 PM
Don't double post, Kathargo. Use the http://www.stickpageportal.com/forums/images/buttons/edit.gif button.

08-16-2007, 06:35 PM
i did not double post you fool

08-16-2007, 06:41 PM
Yeah karthago, that was needed.

09-18-2007, 05:51 PM
cool thanks man. yes the kick was a little slow, but i thought it was cool, and helpful to me.

10-04-2007, 07:13 PM
Nice tutorial very helpful to noobs :Happy:

10-08-2007, 07:33 PM
that was a cool tut. though it was simillar to "dragoras punch combo" oh and darkeme you are a noob, a bigger noob than me.

10-11-2007, 01:45 PM
Dragora's came after this. I think.

01-05-2008, 06:40 AM
Great Job! Its cool.Good for beginners.

04-08-2008, 03:17 PM
Thank you.Nice Tut

07-09-2008, 10:24 PM
thank you... danke mann ich hab das schon so lange gesucht^^ ich nehme an du bist deutsch^^


EDIT: erm i cant see anythin in test mode?
eztoon 1.9.5. EN ive got...and you?

i just found it in options... thank you anyways^^


Schprichst du Deutsch?

11-12-2008, 12:07 AM
kick sucked a looot

07-02-2009, 05:54 AM
Wow Escatore, nice story there lol.

Ehh Lewbull I would love to see the tutorial but I just dont like to copy and paste every link to my adress bar... Can you put IMG tags?

09-15-2012, 12:47 AM
Kick was too slow..Looked like water draining out of it's feet..Try speeding it up a bit,or deleting some frames.

01-02-2013, 06:14 PM
the kick was so slow, it wasn't even a kick it was it.... was..... a......................well it was bad, you should add less frames or just make the movements more apart.

"TAKE THIS! I'll push you with my leg! HA-HA! Hurts, right?!"