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Avatar Animation Workflow Seems Inefficient

Discussion in 'Animation' started by Tyr1onLannister, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Tyr1onLannister


    Sep 19, 2018
    Hello all,

    I'm new to unity and was trying to rig a humanoid avatar and provide it with a range of motions. I imported an FBX from iclone via 3DXchange. This file contained the mesh and materials, but no animation. Then I tried to find out how to export motion files for use with this avatar, but was dismayed at my findings. There seems to be no way to bring in motion for an already imported character. It seems you have to import all of the motions in that original FBX. The effect being, that anytime you want to add or replace an animation clip, you have to compile an new updated FBX, bring it into unity, and configure it all over again. To me this seems to be such a restrictive and inefficient workflow that it can't possibly be the only way to work, but I'm currently unable to find any resources pertaining to this specific issue. If someone offer some explanation as to how I'm supposed to be working, I'd be supremely grateful. Thanks!
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  2. SilentSin


    Jan 3, 2013
    If you just replace the FBX file in Windows Explorer instead of importing a copy into Unity it should keep everything you have configured.

    You can also just export each animation as a separate file.