first off Your probably wondering what is Animation Minecraft?
Animation Minecraft is suppose to be a total overhaul for minecraft, But it will also try to keep a minecraft feel to the game and also make the game a little more enjoyable overall. It hopefully will merge Blender animation with Minecraft.
Next I feel you will need some questions answered
Well what will be in it?
Like the title says I plan on making a in my opinion "better" render system then work from there. in the end it will make the game more server enjoyable by adding emotes to the game and the overall game play of minecraft by adding a more realistic player render and more logical animations to happen when a player does something.
this could be simple like chopping a piece of wood actually makes a tree fall down to making a creeper explosion actually knocking you to the ground
It will also have the power to make minecraft not render as many things as it is. Making it take less ram/cpu to play the game.
Well do you have anything to show us?
sadly no I do not yet, but I am working on a tree falling down when you chop it down.
Well do you have an eta?
when the first release is out which should be soon eta will always be one month. NOTE an eta is estimated time to arrive this can change at any moment. So don't say "oh the mod isn't out you owe me a mod" I do not owe anyone anything.
Here is a full list of what will change in the upcoming months
New Player Model (Blender animations anyone!)
New Gui Interfaces (I always get the felling i get dragged away from gameplay when I open them)
Emotes (Body Language)
New Animations(this and the above will be the hardest to do)
New Render System(Will set up a system so you can see the whole world as a model but only the range you set your distance will show up as entitys) no longer just multiple chunks loading from the ground up(This Will also Block x-ray)
New Entity System(This is a maybe if I have to
New Look for Items when dropped they won't they will look more like a 3D object lieing on the ground
New Stone Breaking Look(Stone Will fall apart and pieces will drop to your feet)
New Layer System for tools(This will go into a later mod)
New Fighting Styles(No more just swing its more like cordinate, slice, jab
New Death Animation(servers)
New Respawn Animation(servers)
Better Fishing,Mining,Hoeing Animation
(More Ideas Soon)
All of These Will Be put into the mod at some point (I have been coding in java for a 6 months now and I am very Adamant about this mod and my work ethic for it)
Please check Wednesday and Friday for a mod on this forum I'm close to a small alpha release
If you have any questions Please tell me and I'll get back to you(Unless this flows with craziness like people saying "HOW" a bunch...