City of Titans shows off animation blending in action

We can’t really show you animation blending in the header because we tend not to use animated pictures in our headers due to resource load, consistency, and the desire to motivate Schlag in the comments. But the latest development update from City of Titans is all about just that, showing off a neat feature of the game’s Unreal 4 engine that allows animations to blend into one another automatically. It’s still being refined, but the various bits of animation where it works sure do look impressive.

If you’re still unclear on the core concept, animation blending is all about making a set of movements flow into one another naturally, so your character punches, uppercuts, and shoulder tackles rather than having each animation start from the same “neutral” pose. In other words, it makes character motions look like they’re deliberate activities instead of a grand mal seizure. You can see where it works and doesn’t on the official site.

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Grave Knight
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Grave Knight

Why isn’t there a video instead of a bad gif?

Nathaniel Downes
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Nathaniel Downes

Long story short – That’s what the artist turned in.

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Utakata

They where hoping Mr. Schlag will do something with it here? o.O

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Vorender

That’s pretty slick guys!

MagmaFist
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MagmaFist

I like this one better. I’m really surprised at the look of the characters. This was unexpected and I love it.

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Neurotic

You can feel the confidence and polish just oozing out of CoT. My gods, it’s come so far! I’m so looking forward to this.

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camren_rooke

Simple Spandex Man SAVE ME!

Looking good!

Somewhat Eclectic
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Somewhat Eclectic

>Guy does flashy-ish kick combo
>Guy gets taken out by a simple swift punch.

It reminds me of that bit where Indiana Jones shoots the swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Daniel Reasor

Manpuncher, look out!

I can’t name superhero characters worth a damn.

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Crowe

This has the potential to be pretty awesome. Here’s to hoping for the best!

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Melissa McDonald

pretty cool!