you have had a lot of help here,
I used this thread to help me with my animations.. as I am new to game making too.
I found the information from whiteclaws really useful and used the diagrams as reference. And read the information from others.
I made a character and edited it in paint.net.. cropping and pasting arms/ legs etc and rotating them to get the right angle.. then animated it.
although not perfect, still pleased with the outcome and of my efforts.. it took time and patience.
I wish I had started this thread as the help is much appreciated.
In addition there is a new class starting which could also be helpful to you..
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