Skeletal animation is a technique by which a complex mesh (or "skin") is animated through the animation of a simpler hierarchical collection of geometry (the "bones").

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Deferred Rendering and skeletal animation

I am working on a deferred rendering engine and just finished skeletal animation in the vertex shader, but soon realized that this was only updating the rendered geometry and not the shadows, as the ...
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How to sync animations of 2 different characters in Unity 3D?

I am working on an endless running 3d game. I have 2 characters. One of them is a small kid and another one is a security guard. Both characters and animations are exported as separate FBXs. The ...
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ASSIMP OpenGL collada and Skeletal Animation

first of all i would like to say that i read everything out there and still did not figure it out quite yet. In my project i need to implement a skinning technique, but before going there i need to ...
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Mesh's triangles don't move properly during skeletal animation

I've been trying to implement skeletal animation in my engine using this tutorial, and I've been having problems. Using the model they provided, I get results like this: But on some other models, ...
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Trying to do skeletal visualization in bind pose similar to blender with octahedral mode

I already achieved drawing octahedral by just porting blender code to c#+opentk. Here ported code: static float[][] bone_octahedral_verts =new float[6][] { new []{ 0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f}, new []{ ...
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m_Entries is undefined [closed]

I am following this tutorial and this guy puts in his code m_Entries and doesn't explain it at all at least I think. So any one who has done skeletal animation show me what he is talking about by ...
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Skeletal Animation - Caching global bone transforms

Very often I see skeletal animation implemented like this: On Init - store bone's local transforms and inverse bind pose On Update - traverse the skeleton tree, multiplying local transforms on the ...
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m_BoneMapping is undefined in OpenGL Step By Step Skeletal Animation Tutorial [closed]

I am new to this website I was following this specific tutorial on skeletal animation and I have a good idea on what it is, but when I was following his implementation he used a variable called ...
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IK bones stretching vertices to ground during animation (UE4, 3DS Max, using default skeleton)

I modified the 3rd person example skeletal mesh to a simplistic model in 3DS Max 2016 student edition, by deleting all but one faces and building thereon, thus leaving the hierarchy just as it is ...
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How to handle gun position while running and aiming in an FPS

In an FPS, when a character runs, from the view of another character, the gun moves, and similarly when the character aims down sight. Are the views from the third person and from the first person ...
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How does a character creator system works?

Like in Aion for example, how does it work? Do I just need to take a basic 3D mesh of a character I created and then make some modifications to it with sliders or do I need to create different clone ...
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Character on Character fighting animations

sorry about the vague title, but these couple of videos/images might explain my situation a bit better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG1mNyjNuXk (Wolfenstein the Old Blood) ...
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Prevent character's animation from causing its mesh to interpenetrate itself

I'm making a game with a pretty large group of people that respond to things the user does. They all have the same animator attached, but the animations that play differ using a script with a ...
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Skeletal animation 3d models [closed]

I'm building a skeletal animation system. My goal is to make it as efficient as I can. Is there a place where I can download some 3d models (preferably from real games) So I could see if my system ...
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How do I make a flickering engine exhaust animation using only bone animation?

I'm trying to replicate the flickering engine exhaust animation in this SketchFab model. SketchFab doesn't support particle systems, so the animation must be a simple bone animation. Can someone ...
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How to add colision for a punching in Unreal engine 4?

I imported a skeletal mesh as a player character and now imported a punch animation and made a blueprint that plays the punch animation when leftmousebutton is pressed. So now how to add collision to ...
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ASSIMP transformation hierarchy and animations

I don't fully understand the transformation hierarchy used by ASSIMP. According to the docs (http://assimp.sourceforge.net/lib_html/structai_node.html) an aiNode's transformation is relative to its ...
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Is it normal in skeletal animation to NOT consider the translation component in bone transform matrices?

I'm using assimp to load a model, and DirectX11 and DirectX ToolKit to render it. In the document of DirectXTK's IEffectSkinning, it says: As an optimization, SkinnedEffect and DGSLEffect assume ...
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2D Skeletal animations exported to SVG

I would like to create skeletal animations, and Synfig looks quite promising. This is a video walk through of its "bones" feature, used to do skeletal animation. Ticks all the boxes thus far, ...
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2D sprite making tool for huge project?

I recently bought spriter 2D but it was a disaster, it is not a finished product at all and i encountered so many bugs and crashes with it, so please don't suggest it. I am looking for a 2D sprite ...
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How to set default scale on a per bone basis

Does anyone know how I can change the default scale on a per bone basis in Maya? (I'm using 2016) I want the scale to be 1,1,1 for this bone without making it smaller than it currently is. So, I ...
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Animation not visible

I made an animation with keyframes in Blender with a rig and exported it to a FBX. I then loaded it in into UE4 and I just saw the mesh fine (except for the materials, but that is another story.). So ...
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Animations in games

I wonder how skeletal animations in games work. I am Writing my own Graphics Engine for "fun", and I have come across several problems with animations. Here is how I do it right now: 1: Load the ...
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How to apply transform matrices retrieved from FBX

I'm trying to import a skeletal animation using FBX SDK. I followed this article, managing to load all the needed data, but when I try to display the animation the mesh falls apart. My knowledge of ...
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Vertex Skinning OpenGex Incorrect Transformations

I'm following the formula here, I'm using LJWGL, OpenGl, OpenGex, and Blender: I implemented the code and it works but there is a few things. First, there is a gap between the two bones, or on each ...
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Is there any way to bring animation into unity without a rig/bones?

I am developing for mobile and to make the game run on lower spec mobiles, I was only going to import bones/rig for the main character. There are other humanoid characters in the scene which do move ...
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Skeletal Animation Mirrored

Okay so I've been working on GPU skinning skeletal animations. I need help assessing what is going on here. Looks like the animations are completely mirrored What are the possible issues? I've been ...
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Shadow mapping bone animated model

I am trying to get shadowmapping right for my animated models. It works perfectly for static meshes but the animated models are just wiggeling a bit here's the vertex shader for rendering to the ...
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Skeletal animation in OpenGL

I'm using Assimp to do skeletal animation in my OpenGL application. I used Blender to export this one-boned model to a COLLADA file: The model has only one bone, called arm bone, that controls the ...
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Why is the root of the character rig the pelvis?

When creating character rigs for video games we always set the root of the rig and all the kinematic chains to the pelvis of the character. Is their a specific reason that we do that or is it by ...
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OpenGL MD5 Model Animation. Performance issues

A time has come when i had to implement an Animation to my Engine. I started with standart MD5 mesh/anim format since i find it easy to understand. I managed to implement a simple MD5 loader and i can ...
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Rigging Skinning of human skeleton skin mesh scanned by MRI

I have successfully developed a system in Qt/C++ for human musculoskeletal mocap simulations. I can run asf, amc, bvh motion capture files and can visualize the joint transformations. I even simulated ...
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3ds Max Skeleton Import into Unreal Engine Fail

I tried following the "Introduction to UE4 Animation and Rigging Tools" tutorial with maya but I dislike maya and don't under stand it so I tried importing the skeleton from the "3rd Person Game with ...
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Moving skeletal animation blending logic to GPU: worth it?

We have a solid skeletal animation system in our engine. It allows to set up to three animations onto each bone and blend them seamlessly. The animation update (fetching animation matrix given current ...
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Rain World : How to have intelligent movement / animation?

In the project RainWorld the characters seem to move "intelligently" as they move "unrestricted". They seem to know "how" to move their limbs and "what" needs to be done. Here for an example the ...
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How do I properly apply root motion when using a blender exported FBX in Unity?

So I realize the common way for animations to be done is in-place with sliding feet, then control the animation playback to coincide with the character's feet, etc. However, given a scenario such as a ...
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Pre-calculating skeletal animation data

I'm working on skeletal animation and so far I've got the skeleton drawn with interpolated animation working (just on the cpu still). I was thinking about changing my file format for my skeleton and ...
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Skeletal animation with ASSIMP, COLLADA, and glm

I have been trying to learn how to implement skeletal animation (skinning) from COLLADA files using ASSIMP and glm. But after a week of being stuck reading different tutorials and posts I have found ...
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Is my skeletal animation algorith/representation correct?

I'm representing a rig (skeleton) as: A root pivot point, with a position (Vector3) and a direction (Vector 3). A tree of bones, where each bone is a struct with a rotation (Quaternion) and a length ...
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How to constrain axis-angle rotation?

I have a problem where I'm performing an axis-angle rotation and am trying to constrain my rotations. Specifically I have a skeleton (model/mesh with rig, transforms are hierarchy parented to pelvis ...
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How to improve Batch Rendering to work with 3D skeletal animation data

I've implemented a batch rendering technique that is described in detail here: http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/opengl/opengl-batch-rendering-r3900 I'd like to extend it now to ...
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Relative Transformations for Bones

I'm using Blender to export my armatures in relative coordinates, and I'm trying to get to absolute coordinates in my engine. For the above example, the childBone's tip is an offset of [-1,0,0], ...
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Animating Two Objects' Interaction?

I want to animate a character who could be doing any number of things. Say for example, I want the character to get into bed, under the covers. Do I animate the character and the sheets moving ...
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Animation, Interpolation, & Structure

I have been working on animation in my small game engine recently and I am implementing some interpolation to be used with skeletal animations. I know how to do interpolation but I am not sure where ...
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Importing skeletal animation from vertex coordinates in maya

I have files of different frames of an animation which have the vertex co-ordinates of a human skeleton in 3D space. I want to import the animation from these keyframes into maya to perform motion ...
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How do you break apart art into components for animation?

I am a programmer and brand new to the game world, trying to get a sense of what it would take to draw simple characters like you'd see in Don't Starve or indie games like that. I have seen in their ...
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Quaternion rotation, translation, scale or 4x3/4x4 matrices for Skeletons?

I'm modding a game that uses 4x3 and 4x4 matrices to make skeletons, but I saw that an skeleton can also be made with a quaternian rotation and vector translation and scaling. What's the difference ...
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Assimp skeletal animation matrices

I startded to make an assimp only opengl skeletal animation demo. For that I used this: http://sourceforge.net/p/assimp/discussion/817654/thread/5462cbf5 And something is not correct in bone matrices. ...
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GLM/OpenGL: How Can I Prevent Vector Magnitude From Increasing While Rotating Bones in Skeletal Rig?

ANSWER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS QUESTION I have been reading tutorials, articles, questions on StackExchange and books all with the subject of skeletal rigging. I have boiled my program down to just the ...
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Blender-to-Unity Animation Issue

I've been programming games for quite a few years now, but I recently thought I would try my hand at some simple 3D modeling and animation. I'm currently using Unity and Blender. In Blender, I was ...