character studio provides
two main ways of combining BIP files to build more complex character
animations: Motion Flow and the Motion Mixer.
Motion Flow uses
BIP files as clips in a script. The
motion-flow script joins clips together using transitions.
Transitions can be unconditional, they can be chosen at random,
or they can be governed by rules such as collision detection. You
can control when a transition begins and ends. You can use motion flow
to animate a single biped, or a crowd of bipeds.
Motion flow scripts are saved as Motion Flow
Editor (MFE) files.
Motion Mixer also
uses BIP files and MFE files as clips. In addition to creating transitions
from one BIP animation to another, over time, Mixer scripts can
combine the upper-body movement of one biped with the lower-body
movement of another, adjust the timing of movements, and provide
a number of other effects. The Mixer is especially useful when you
Mixer scripts are saved as BIP files or MIX files.