Resource: sword-swing animation


#1

Hi folks. I’m starting on some ideas for this challenge and realized that I had a pretty major obstacle: I’d need an animation of a sword swinging around to make a trail off of. Tried my hand at animating one by hand and got a whole lot of nowhere, so I took a different approach: used a Vive and UE4 to record an animation of me swinging a controller around in a swordy kind of manner.

swing clip

This seemed like an obstacle other people might run into too, so I figured I’d share the animation clip for y’all to use. You can download the FBX here; the name of the bone to attach to is “SwordBase”.

Hope this helps somebody - let me know if you have any issues getting up and running with it.


#2

If you ever want to take it to the next level, find something thats about as long and heavy as a real sword.
This will give you much more interesting movements.
thanks for the fbx btw!


#3

“swinging a controller around in a swordy kind of manner.”

10/10 - IGN