I'm animating a character for a game and I need help. I can animate static actions just fine because the character stays in place (like breathing or pointing a finger), but I'm completely lost as to how to proceed with animations like walking or jumping where the character has to move forward.
It is my understanding that it's better not to animate the root bone if the animation is made for games, but I can't figure out how to make the walking animation stay in place. I'm moving the pelvis/hip bone forward with every keyframe, I mean that's the normal procedure right? Otherwise I don't understand how would you animate a walking cycle.
The question is, how can I make the armature/mesh in place like you see in your usual game animation like this? I'm trying to make it cycle by copying the cycle to the end of the current timeline, but because the armature is moving, it begins walking right at the start of the first animation instead of the place where the last frame is.
Here's a gif of my animation, can upload the .blend if you need it.
Thank you very much.