Unity and Mixamo have been long time partners, and I'm happy to say that today our collaboration goes one step further: Starting October 16th 2012, Unity Users will be able to sign up for unlimited access to all Mixamo animations through the Unity Asset Store.
The new Unlimited Mixamo Animation Store plugin unlocks thousands of game ready animations that can be pulled directly from Mixamo into the Unity Editor.
"Offering unprecedented all-you-can-eat access to thousands of motions provides a lot of freedom to Unity users", said David Helgason, co-founder and CEO of Unity. "Access to the Unlimited Mixamo Animation Store will empower Developers and allow them to experiment and polish their work without any extra cost. This is a big step towards facilitating the process of game design, and together with Mecanim will free developers from the restraints of animation pipelines that are inaccessible to smaller dev teams while opening newer, quicker ways for larger teams to prototype."
Once selected, motions are automatically applied to characters in real time and can be edited in the Unity Animator Editor.
(Animations are delivered in .anim format compatible with Unity 3.x and earlier and are not compatible or retargetable with Mecanim*. These same animations are also made available in FBX format on Mixamo's website for users who might want advanced editing features.)
The Unlimited Mixamo Animation Store plugin is available here and will be offered with a 25% discount until November 16, 2012.
*Animations are compatible in Unity 4 with the legacy "animation" component.
In addition to releasing the Unlimited Animation Plugin, Unity and Mixamo are currently working together towards an unlimited offering for Mecanim in Unity 4 in the future.