Legacy Reference

Animation System

The legacy character animation system combines skeletal-based deformation of meshes with morph-based vertex deformation to allow for complex animation. Character movements appear much more realistic by playing and blending animation sequences, controlling facial expressions, and applying damage effects. Characters can play scripted movements, employ AI navigation, or use the Mannequin system to play complex, fully interactive animation sequences, either alone or in concert with other characters.

The recommended animation frame rate is 30 fps. If you are creating animations in Maya, there are additional supported frame rates of 15 fps, 60 fps, 120 fps, and 240 fps.