At the core of our company philosophy is the belief that nothing should get in the way of the creative process. Game development has traditionally been laden with technical, financial and workflow obstacles. We're all about removing them and allowing you guys to do what you do best– make your games, interactive installations, simulations, and applications come to life! So, we're really pleased to work with partners and content to the Asset Store which are aligned with this vision. That's why I'm quite excited to present an exciting update to a classic Asset Store offering: Mixamo's new Mecanim-compatible animation store plugin.
Mixamo's latest iteration of their animation store is a huge game-changer. While the previous version of their online animation store was a hit, the fact that it now works with Mecanim compounds its power many times over. You probably already know that Unity 4's brilliant Mecanim system makes believable and smooth character animation and player movement easier than ever– especially the way it allows you to retarget animation from any character to another and control it with intuitive blend tree logic. It's one of those features that, once you have it, is almost hard to imagine life without. With this latest improvement to Mixamo's animation store plug-in, Unity users can access Mixamo's huge motion collection directly through the Unity interface.
Developers have the option to either buy custom animations à la carte or purchase the unlimited license and pig out with all-you-can-eat access to Mixamo's motion collection for one year. Both versions give you access to thousands of easily customized game-ready animations which can be previewed and applied instantly to any game character. After downloading the desired motions they are ready to be blended, combined and re-targeted in an infinite amount of ways using the incredibly versatile Mecanim system. Animation from the Mixamo animation store is legally straightforward and catch free, with a lifetime royalty-free license. They are supplied in .anim format compatible with the latest versions of Unity including 4.0.1 and earlier. Motions from Mixamo can be applied to any type of rig within Unity including humanoid, generic and legacy.
Run, don't walk, to the Unity Asset Store, get the Mixamo Animation Store for Mecanim and see how powerful these two technologies are together!