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How to copy animations from arms to another set of arms

Discussion in 'Animation' started by jnbbender, May 11, 2018.

  1. jnbbender

    jnbbender

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    I'm not sure how I can perform this task. I have two sets of arms for a first person shooter, 1 set that is fully animated that shoots a gun, etc. Another set that is a beautiful PBR asset but not animated at all. How can I port the assets from one set of arms to another? Maybe even with the Animation Controller?
    I tried duplicating the mesh of the original and duplicating those animations but I couldn't add them to the arms. Any help would be great.
     
  2. theANMATOR2b

    theANMATOR2b

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    This can be accomplished externally pretty quickly - skinning the PBR arms onto the animated bones. Max/Maya have a skin wrap modifier that can do this in about 5 minutes.
    Internally - the transforms of each bone can be copied/pasted to other bones as long as they meet a couple points, same size/length/orientation/scale, name, and one other criteria I can't remember right away.
    Otherwise - I believe some assets can assist with this task.
     
  3. jnbbender

    jnbbender

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    Thanks for the reply. Although I don't have 3-D Max or Maya. I'm not even that good with blender. For assets the only thing I do have is Umotion pro although I don't know if it will do anything like that.
     
  4. theANMATOR2b

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