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WebGL Game Development by Sumeet Arora

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Chapter 8. Skinning and Animations

Our world in 5000 AD is incomplete without our mutated human being Mr. Green. Our Mr. Green is a rigged model, exported from Blender. All famous 3D games from Counter Strike to World of Warcraft use skinned models to give the most impressive real world model animations and kinematics. Hence, our learning has to now evolve to load Mr. Green and add the same quality of animation in our game.

We will start our study of character animation by discussing the skeleton, which is the base of the character animation, upon which a body and its motion is built. Then, we will learn about skinning, how the bones of the skeleton are attached to the vertices, and then understand its animations. In this chapter, we will cover: ...

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