In this lesson we'll look at using turning animations with our character. 1D Blend trees can be used to control the turning and walking of our character while "blending" between different animations for a smoother transition between animation clips.
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Animation is not always smooth, and some peculiarities
I understand this is probably just a basic example to demonstrate key concepts, but how would one go about solving these issues:
At 10:26, the character jumps briefly into the standing position. I'm guessing this is because the beginning of the turning animation clip is the character standing? If I hold down W + A/D and basically just keep turning forever, every time the 7-second turning animation clip finishes, the character goes back into a standing position briefly before continuing the loop.
If I keep turning forever, a weird thing also happens where the character starts sinking into the ground. Is the character possibly slightly beneath the ground at the 7-second mark where we trimmed the length down to?
When going from idle to left/right, the animation looks a little odd if a specific leg is forward; it looks like the legs freeze in place while the whole character tips to the side to begin the turn.
When trying to go quickly from left to right directly or vice versa, this results in a jerky animation.