In this blog-post I will explain how to animate simple creatures using vertex shader. I will use rat as an example, but the same method can be used to animate fishes, birds, bats and other small creatures that are not the main focus of the player.
In this devlog I will talk about procedural animations of main character’s abilities which are completely or partially created and controlled from code inside Unity.
Main character modeled and rigged, now it’s time to animate it.
So, the models of the main character and his abilities are ready, now it’s time to prepare it for animation. In my case there are 2 steps: rigging (create and setup virtual skeleton) and skinning (connect mesh vertices to the virtual bones).