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Unity Animation Essentials by Alan Thorn

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Chapter 1. Animation Fundamentals

Greetings and welcome to this journey through the animation feature set in the world of Unity. The importance of animation cannot be understated. Without animation, everything in-game would be statuesque, lifeless and perhaps boring. This holds true for nearly everything in games: doors must open, characters must move, foliage should sway with the wind, sparkles and particles should explode and shine, and so on. Consequently, learning animation and how to animate properly will unquestionably empower you as a developer, no matter what your career plans are. As a subject, animation creeps unavoidably into most game fields, and it's a critical concern for all members of a team—obviously for artists and animators, ...

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