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Improving Animation Systems
Posted in: Animation
Posted 2022-08-07 at 11:12 by Suchar

Hello everyone,

Today I will be talking about improvements in the Animation Systems of handheld weapons I have been working on in the last few weeks.

What are the Animation Systems?
Almost every single weapon has its own Animation Systems, one for first person and one for third person animations. The Animation Systems are responsible for handling animations, that is controlling which animations are played, when they are played and how they interact with each other when transitioning from one animation to another. Improving the Animation Systems does not indicate creating new animations but changing the aforementioned elements of already existing animations.

The final result
The main goal of updating the Animation Systems is to achieve smoother transitions between animations. Currently, many Animation Systems lack proper configuration for transitions, resulting in extremely abrupt animation transitions. In some extreme cases, there is no transition period at all and the system instantly changes the currently played animation.

Workload and Releases
The amount of content Project Reality has does not make this task any easier - in total, there are 379 first-person Animation Systems for handheld weapons which will be the first to receive an update. This is a lot of work which will most likely be spread over quite a few months and all PR updates along the way. In the far future, third person Animation Systems may follow the same path.

Example
All transitions for ironsight AK-74M have been updated with the most notable differences being:

(0:06) Fire --> Run
(0:17) Fire --> Run --> Sprint
(0:20) Sprint --> Reload
(0:25) Reload --> Sprint



You may want to watch the video in 0.5 speed to better see the differences.

That's all for today.
Thank you for your attention and see you on the battlefield!
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  1. Old Comment
    Great job! Glad to see there is still room for improvement and making the game more modern :P

    Just question in the name of poor people, will these animations consume more CPU?
    Posted 2022-08-07 at 13:21 by Brotherscompany Brotherscompany is offline
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    Just question in the name of poor people, will these animations consume more CPU?
    Not really, no
    Posted 2022-08-07 at 22:30 by Suchar Suchar is online now
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    Golden_Pilot's Avatar
    Keep up the great work gents!
    Posted 2022-08-07 at 22:43 by Golden_Pilot Golden_Pilot is offline
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    Evox's Avatar
    Thanks man!
    Posted 2022-08-09 at 19:31 by Evox Evox is online now
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    InchPincherToo's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by Suchar View Comment
    Not really, no
    That's really great to hear, can't wait for this to get implemented soon.
    Posted 2022-08-11 at 08:21 by InchPincherToo InchPincherToo is offline
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    PeppeJ's Avatar
    Does this also fix the issue where swapping weapons really fast remove animation playing from the new weapon? I.E when you pull out a grenade you can sometimes throw it without any throw animation playing.
    Posted 2022-08-11 at 23:15 by PeppeJ PeppeJ is offline
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    clueless_noob's Avatar
    Good to see animations are being worked on! Interrupting long lasting animations, like that of reloading the RPG or bringing up the HAT, could definitely benefit from little fine tuning. Those transitions are, like you said, abrupt at best.
    Posted 2022-08-13 at 09:49 by clueless_noob clueless_noob is offline
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    Originally Posted by PeppeJ View Comment
    Does this also fix the issue where swapping weapons really fast remove animation playing from the new weapon? I.E when you pull out a grenade you can sometimes throw it without any throw animation playing.
    No, that's a different issue which is not really fixable.
    Posted 2022-08-14 at 21:05 by Suchar Suchar is online now
  9. Old Comment
    This was much needed, thank you for the hard work.
    Posted 2022-08-22 at 21:32 by Reysey Reysey is offline
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    Appreciate the work you guys put in here. Thank you so much! Victoria Metal Railings
    Posted 2022-11-22 at 12:45 by Dilleb Dilleb is offline
 

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