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Is there any way to prevent displacement / translation of animations?

Is there any way to prevent displacement / translation of animations? Whether from the import or any option that UE provides? I am importing Locomotion type animations. But I need that they are maintained in a point or root.

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asked Jun 23 '14 at 03:49 AM in Using UE4

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Hi,

If the character's root joint is animated (as in, the character is moving around the world with the root directly under it), you could use a Skeletal Control in its Anim BP to zero out that root animation. Documentation here: LINK In short, the skeletal control would replace whatever the translation value coming from the animation was with 0, 0, 0 (in Component Space, I believe).

However, if the character's root is not animated and the displacement/translation is being driven by the pelvis/hips, just zeroing out the animation on the pelvis is most likely not desired. You'll end up losing way too much animation fidelity (it would blow away the side-to-side and up-and-down in your walk cycle, for example). In this scenario, I think you should fix the issue on the content side; so, take the anims back into Max or Maya or Blender and remove/counter-animate the unwanted translation.

Good luck!

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answered Jun 25 '14 at 11:34 AM

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