I find that a dead creature falling realistically is boring.
I wonder, has any game implemented an animation system where the model moves depending of the muscle forces and the velocity of the limbs, but calculated ingame ?
It is much faster to have determinate animation data which is loaded and is just read sequentially, but it looks much "static".
Since I hear a lot about procedural generated data, one could generate a body with its own animation depending of the weight of the bones.
I'm not talking about a real-life robot simulation where the bone is standing, auto-adjusting some angles to keep balance, but something more intermediate and more pre-calculated.
The forces vary slightly between steps (some random on a float so vary plus or minus 10%), so the trajectory of the limbsvary between steps.
It would require a lot of adjustement and preconfiguration, but it would look much less deterministic.