What Unreal Engine 4 offers for animation in games

Animation in Unreal Engine 4 is mostly done in the Persona editor. This editor offers four different modes: Skeleton, Mesh, Animation, and Graph. These modes mainly exist so that you can jump straight into one of them to edit/create the animations more effectively. So, they are simply a loose group of functions that can be used to control the different aspects of animation. We will learn how to make use of the functions in Persona to add animation to our level.

To help improve team collaboration, Unreal Engine 4 also released a previously in-house-only toolset, which is a plugin for Maya (compatible for Maya 2013 and higher versions), known as Animation and Rigging Toolset (ART). This toolset ...

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