The power of animation clips can be increased by using Animation Events, which allow you to call functions in the object's script at specified points in the timeline.
The function called by an animation event can optionally take one parameter. The parameter can be a float, string, int, object reference or an AnimationEvent object. The AnimationEvent object has member variables that allow a float, string, integer and object reference to be passed into the function all at once, along with other information about the event that triggered the function call.
You can add an animation event to a clip at the current playhead position by clicking theor at any point in the animation by double-clicking the at the point where you want the event to be triggered. Once added, an event can be repositioned by dragging with the mouse. You can delete an event by selecting it and pressing , or by right-clicking on it and selecting from the contextual menu.
When you add an event, a dialog box will appear to prompt you for the name of the function and the value of the parameter you want to pass to it.
The events added to a clip are shown as markers in the event line. Holding the mouse over a marker will show a tooltip with the function name and parameter value.
Page last updated: 2011-11-16