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Discussion Animation beginner

Discussion in 'Animation' started by Lifee00, Mar 29, 2023.

  1. Lifee00

    Lifee00

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    Hi guys, could you suggest the best/easiest way to Animate the following: A 3D character's hands reloading and holding a weapon and similar behaviors.
    As far as I know we have 3 options to animate(Correct me if I am wrong): Animation rigging package, Animation keyframes from unity and external software like Blender. I've tried all, but I am unsure which option would be good for this type of animation? Is this something the animation rigging package even is capable of doing? Thank you.
     
  2. Unrighteouss

    Unrighteouss

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    Animation Rigging is not intended to be used for all animation, it's just for inverse kinematics. Here's a video demonstrating this:



    Animating inside of Unity is only possible with a package like UMotion Pro: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/animation/umotion-pro-animation-editor-95991

    I really like UMotion Pro, it works well and you don't have to worry animations getting messed up during the import process. The only downside is that it's $70, but there's a free version with less features: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/animation/umotion-pro-animation-editor-95991

    Blender is made for things like animation, while Unity is not. I think most animators would rather deal with import issues with Blender than animate inside of Untiy, but it's really up to you.
     
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