Creating Animated Characters in E-Learning #163

Character Animation in E-Learning #163: Challenge | Recap

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example of character animation in e-learning. Your entry can feature characters walking, running, talking, jumping, or any combination of actions.

NOTE: Your entry can be anything from a rough concept to a polished example. The challenges are open to everyone, regardless of experience or skill level. If you need technical or creative help with your project, please ask in our forums and reference the challenge number you’re working on.

For ideas and inspiration, take a look at the following examples to help you get started with this week’s challenge. 

Heroland Adventure Game

Fantastic example of character animation used in a real-world project. You’ll want to set aside some time to go through this amazing game.

Heroland Adventure Game

Click here to view the example | Richard Hill

Getting to Know Your Office

Take a virtual tour of an office in this creative character animation example.

Getting to Know Your Office

Click here to view the example | Learn more | David Charney

Escape From Bad Elearning

Great example of animated characters and backgrounds to simulate running across the screen. 

Piotr Peszko Escape From Bad Elearning

Click here to view the example | Piotr Peszko

Animated Walking Character

Here’s a good example (with source file!) for getting started with character animation. The walking cycle is short and simple and used primarily as an entrance animation effect. And because the animation isn’t looping, there aren’t as many details to worry about.

Animated Walking Character

Click here to view the example | Download the .story file | Lili Seram

The Fast and the Compliant

Not only is this a good example of animated characters in a game-like setting, it features some hilarious feedback ideas.

The Fast and the Compliant

Click here to view the example | Alexander Salas

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you set in motion this week’s challenge, take some time to review the financial calculators your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:

Financial Calculators in E-Learning
Financial Calculators in E-Learning RECAP #162: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you an animated week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

NOTE: Please don’t use Google Drive or Dropbox to host your projects. Both companies have announced that they’re no longer going to support HTML projects.

You can use our Dropbox file request link to send me your zipped output: Please include your first and last name and challenge number in the file name:

Chris Hodgson