View Full Version : Do most gaming engines support IK?

Hi-Tek Rednek
07-31-2004, 06:26 AM
I just broke into the world of freelance animation and I'm not overly familiar with how game engines work. I'm doing some freelance animation work for a game company who tells me that their game engine does not support IK. I am curious as to whether this is common place for game engines, or if this particular company just has a crappy game engine. It's extra money either way, but not using IK makes me want to cry like a little girl. Somebody please tell me that there is hope.

08-01-2004, 08:13 PM
Most engines that use skeletal animation export baked keyframes so technically you can use IK to animate so long as either the exporter plugin bakes the keyframes itself, or worst case, you bake it yourself, then export.