I'm trying to figure out a workflow for preparing character animations for Unity so that they are all combined in a single FBX file. The advantage as far as I see it is that it then uses only a single skeleton where multiple animation files would each have their own skeleton (which I think is unnecessary and would increase size considerably).
I've tried using Maya for this but haven't been successful so far. Then I tried Motionbuilder and I can get the animations (takes) together into a single file but many of the animations don't look right afterwards.
So I was wondering does anyone know of a solid workflow to achieve this? I'm having a hard time finding information about what I'm trying to achieve. This is probably a piece of cake for experienced animators but I'm just starting with animation now.
So how do you combine several animation FBX files into single one (whith either Maya, Motionbuilder, or 3DSMax) and make sure that the animations are all properly retained like they should? I'm sure there are some additional things to take care of but I don't know exactly what they are.