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How do you animate in Unity?

Discussion in 'Animation' started by nelson0511, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. nelson0511

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    I am wondering if it is possible to actually animate in unity? Or do you have to texture things? (which I don't know how to do)
     
  2. Eric5h5

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    Normally you do modeling stuff like texturing and animation in a 3D app.

    --Eric
     
  3. nelson0511

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    Like Blender?

    Is their any way to do it in Unity? so then I don't have to learn how to use another program
     
  4. Eric5h5

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    You need to use other programs to create content for Unity anyway...3D apps, texture editing apps, sound creation, music composing, script editing. Unity isn't designed to be a 3D modeling app.

    --Eric
     
  5. christides11

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    Unity is a game engine, not a all in one solution. You create your 3D models in programs like blender/3DS Max, your music in things like FL Studio/any program that exports to a common format, 2D stuff/GUI in Paint.Net/Gimp/Photoshop, and in Unity you bring things together and code.

    For 3D modeling and animation, I suggest Blender. It's free, but some people have problems with the interface (I don't).
    I used this tutorial to learn it.

    For music, FL Studio is recommended. I don't know any good free alternative (There is LMMS, but it's bad compared to FL Studio).

    For textures, I would recommend Paint.net for simple stuff. But for actual textures I suggest GIMP and a tablet. Using the mouse is horrible for this. I use a Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch CTH480.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Intuos-...02703388&sr=8-1&keywords=intuos+pen+and+touch
     
  6. nelson0511

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    So really Unity is only useful for creating a game. But you need to import all the textures and things.

    or is their other things you can do in Unity?
     
  7. TMPxyz

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    You could make / modify character animations in Unity Editor with FK/IK support, using my extension Skele.
    (Well, please allow my self-promotion :) )

    It could reduce the export/import work and accelerate your workflow, however mastering the skill of animation authoring still calls for learning and practice.

    There're many well-made animations in the store. But from time to time you might need to make modifications to fit your need, or make totally new animations(if you have animator skill or willing to learn).

    Hope my extension could help indies and animators.

    Skele1_1.png
     
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  8. christides11

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    Same as other engines (UE, CE, etc.), yes.
    Unity does have a animator built-in, but it's horrible imo. The one above is probably better.
     
  9. nelson0511

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    . what do you mean by the one above is probably better?
     
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