Legacy used to allow for animationstateinfo.normalizedTime = f For some reason mecanim animatorstateinfo.normalizedTime is read only so we can't show animation at time t! EDIT: it's called animator.playbacktime... which doesn't work. Reading the (god awful) doc on animator, there seem to be a difference between playback lower case and Playback upper case. Where playback is normal playback of a clip and Playback is something related to recording animation live. So what is the new and (un)improved way to do normalizedTime in mecanim? Or better yet: FIX THIS and make is read/write. pretty please with sugar on top.