UPDATE: This blog post has been updated since it was originally published. For the most current version, please read this post from my blog.
Mixamo, by Adobe, provides an easy way to get started with character animation:
SUMMARY: This tutorial shows how to create a navigation mesh for a scene with Blender, and use it in A-Frame to do basic pathfinding. For the short version, watch this video at 6:08. The key parts are covered in only 1 minute.
From the Unity documentation,
“The NavMesh is a class can be used to do spatial queries, like pathfinding and walkability tests, set the pathfinding cost for specific area types, and to tweak global behavior of pathfinding and avoidance.”
In the easiest case, a nav mesh can just be a simple mesh covering parts of the scene where characters…
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