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Unity Character Animation with Mecanim by Jamie Dean

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Rigging in Maya

Like 3ds Max, Maya is a major software application used in game asset creation. One of its major advantages is that unlike 3ds Max, it is compatible with Mac operating systems. Its dependence on key combinations rather than point and click icons arguably makes the modeling and rigging process faster.

Though Maya has fewer options for rigging than 3ds Max, its rigging and animation toolset is known for being easy to access and use.

Setting up Maya to rig our character model

Before we import the model and start adding the joints, we will spend a little time setting up Maya to ensure our rigged model is compatible with Unity.

These next steps are optional, but will make for a smoother workflow and more predictable result, particularly ...

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