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Unity Character Animation with Mecanim

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by Jamie Dean
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Unity Character Animation with Mecanim by Jamie Dean

About This Book

  • Create and export models and animation sequences to Unity from 3ds max and Maya
  • Prepare character models and animation for games using Mecanim's rigging tools
  • Retarget, adjust, and mix and match motion capture and other animation data
  • Write and edit scripts compatible with Mecanim Animation Controllers

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Unity developer looking to get to grips with character animation-specific tools, a 3D software user who is new to Unity, or a beginner game developer who is interested in character animation and interaction, this book is ideal for you.

What You Will Learn

  • Acquire efficient techniques to refine and optimize motion capture data
  • Retarget animation sequences between different character rigs
  • Discover how to rig a humanoid character and export it for use in Unity
  • Create dynamic animation sequences from scratch, using keyframe techniques, in two industry standard 3D software packages
  • Understand how to set up a complex facial rig for speech
  • Construct a ragdoll game object and instantiate it in a game
  • Devise Mecanim animation integration for player and AI-driven animation for enemy characters
  • Develop command-line applications and explore the key data structures and libraries

In Detail

Game animation for independent developers has taken a giant leap forward with Unity's Mecanim toolset, which streamlines import/export, retargeting, and many other aspects of the character animation workflow.

Unity Character Animation with Mecanim is a great primer for getting to know the nuts and bolts of Mecanim and other character animation-related tools in Unity. This book explores the new set of animation tools introduced to Unity with Mecanim, to replace the older animation component-based system in Unity, which relied heavily on scripting to determine animation sequencing.

This book will provide you with a detailed exploration of the interaction between game development and character animation, and will broaden your understanding of the rich animation toolset within Unity.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 290
Size: 6.7 MB
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781849696371 (DRM-EPUB)

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