I'm curious about how this sort of animation is typically done code-wise.
A few examples:
- A character picks something up - only hand is animated towards the target http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW-7uatehx4 see from 4:50 when the player picks up the weapon.
- Character hangs from a ledge - hands are set to a specific location(the ledge) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOiwArn4Bmw right at the beginning.
- Character looks at something - head is pointed at the target(npc looks at the pc)