Animation Update for the TPS controller

Hello there,

Well i am trying to program a small social multiplayer game with only a few functions such as running around,chatting, an inventory with clothes and well the clothes!

so far im done with the chat, names being displayed over the players head and the position updates across the network putting the more complex stuff with the clothes aside my current question is

how can i play animations over a network?

for the position update i just used RPCs but everytime im trying to use those for my animations it says that there is no object attached and it has to be one attached…

im using the standard tps controller provided by unity with that builder guy with a unity symbol on his stomach and the yellow helmet.

my attempt was to acces what current characterstate of the controller script is, define a number for every state and then send it to the network with an RPC call i used a float variable for that

than i wanted to write a script that takes that number and based on the number which came in it plays a specific animation

all i actually succesed with a script that gets the state of the charactercontroller defined as a number (float) but i cant get it sent as an RPC because it always says there is no object attached… but i have attached the script to an object! to the player! same with the animation it says no object attached…

well i know that the tps controller actually also does cross fading and changes the animation speed based on how fast the character is but i would be happy if i would at least see other player run instead of flyign around…

well i hope you guys could help me out !

thanks in advance!!

best regards

well i pretty much found kind of a solution instead of sending the other players what animation one player is currentle using ive mad every client to figure out which animation to play by checking the speed other character have for example if they move slower than 0.1 a sec they idle if its under 1 a sec (or so) they walk if its faster they run just jumping doesnt work yet…

heres the code for it! just type it in the standard character controller

function Awake () {
if (networkView.isMine == false) {
InvokeRepeating("animationUpdate", 1, 0.3f);
}
}



function animationUpdate ()
{
if(Vector3.Distance(myTransform.position, lastPosition) >= 1.2)
	{
lastPosition = myTransform.position;
_animation.CrossFade(runAnimation.name);			
	}

		else
		{
		if(Vector3.Distance(myTransform.position, lastPosition) >= 0.15 && Vector3.Distance(myTransform.position, lastPosition) < 1.2)
	{
lastPosition = myTransform.position;                              					                                    _animation.CrossFade(walkAnimation.name);	
	}

		else
		{
                   _animation.CrossFade(idleAnimation.name);
		}
	}
}