Player Animation and control panel

Hi and want to ask you guys.

do you know how I can move with my 2D character.

I already know how I can create an little character and I already made some animations like normal walking and jumping but I don't understand how can I create a control panel that let the character move how I want to if I press somthing on the keyboard.

could you help me?

I want to know what I have to script.

pleas HELP!!!

Have you looked at any of the myriad Unity Tutorials?

hmm yas I used http://unity3d.com/support/resources/tutorials/2d-gameplay-tutorial

but I don't get it how I can animate my character like in the tutorial.

there is a script '' PltatformAnimation'' that I need to understand how it works and how can I use something like it with my own character