UNITY: Setting up animated Character to make VFX with

Hey guys! Im looking for some help on trying to set up a project to have an animated model in scene to make effects for/with! I have been making alot of effects in Unity, But I’ve never made effects for a character casting a spell, or a character doing attack animations and would ever love to do so! Any help on getting that set up or maybe even a project demo to look at would be really helpful. Thanks in advanced!