Version: 2017.3
Model Importer: Model
Model Importer: Animations

Model Importer: Rig

The Rig tab allows you to assign or create an avatar definition to your imported skinned Model so that you can animate it. See documentation on Asset Preparation and Import for more details.

By default, the Rig tab looks like this:

The Rig tab with Animation Type set to None
The Rig tab with Animation Type set to None

There are three Animation Type options:

  • Generic
  • Humanoid
  • Legacy

Animation Type: Generic

If you have a non humanoid character e.g. a quadruped, or any animatable entity that you wish to use with Mecanim choose Generic. After choosing you will then need to identify a bone in the drop down to use as the root node.

The Rig tab with Animation Type set to Generic
The Rig tab with Animation Type set to Generic

Animation Type: Humanoid

If you have a humanoid character (ie, two legs, two arms and a head) then choose Humanoid and ‘Create from this model’. An Avatar will be created to best match the bone hierarchy - see Avatar Creation and Setup or you can pick an alternative avatar Definition that has already been set up.

The Rig tab with Animation Type set to Humanoid
The Rig tab with Animation Type set to Humanoid</