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How to animate character?
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:44:03 AM »
I'm new to using Unity and playMaker, I've been watching lots of videos and tooling around. It's all been well and good, but I can't figure out this one thing, and it's probably not as complicated as I'm making it out to be. Basically, I have a Player object, and I have an 2 animations for it atm, one is Idle, the other is move forward in one direction. The idle works as it's the default animation under the Animator tab. I have some FSM's set so the player can move to the right, and the left, working fine. But I can't figure out how to start the animation I have of the player walking when he starts to move. Any help is appreciated!

This is the video tutorial I used, he uses a cube object to tweak the movements instead of the actual picture/graphic of the player.

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Re: How to animate character?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014, 06:33:35 AM »
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Re: How to animate character?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 07:04:51 AM »
The Part 4 covers how to deal with Mecanim Animations, please check this link out:

Hope this helps...

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Re: How to animate character?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 07:33:05 AM »
Funny I had seen the first video, but not all of it. I think both of these videos will help me get this running. Thanks so much to both of you for your fast replies!

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Re: How to animate character?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 06:14:42 PM »
You're welcome, glad the videos do help, I'm in the middle of creating another episode that deals with sprite base character, hopefully I'll be able to upload it soon..

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Re: How to animate character?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 06:20:03 PM »
Hi, cloud03!

I really want to have a tutorial on how to make a good ladder movement in a 2D platformer. :)
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Re: How to animate character?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 07:03:00 PM »
It is quite easy actually, simply use a trigger box to define the area of a ladder, upon entering and pressing up, disable the horizontal movement, and enable a vertical movement...haven't tried this yet, but that is what I'll probably do, I have to test it first though, hopefully I'll be able to the ladder tutorial after this sprite one...

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Re: How to animate character?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 07:14:29 PM »
I'm very close to make a ladder movement. But I'm a little bit stuck.
I also need a ladder top trigger to stop the Vertical movement and activate the Horizontal movement. I just have some problems when I'm climbing down the ladder.

Maybe I can send you a ladder example of what I have done so far in another post? So you can see my problem.
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Re: How to animate character?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2014, 08:18:39 AM »
@Rabagast: I've sent you a PM.. :)