Mecanim and trigger code

Thanks to everyone that’s helped me with learning how to use mecanim. My character can move in the direction I want (and the walk/Idle transitions are smooth). But I want to be able to use a run animation and a jump animation.

My questions are:

  1. Is it possible to set “shift” as a parameter so that when it’s pressed my character will start running? Will shift be a bool or trigger?
  2. Is it possible to set “spacebar” as a parameter so that when it’s press the character will jump? Will it be a bool or trigger?

As you can tell I’m not that good at C# coding (as you already know coding is the largest obstacle for new unity users). And I was wondering can I code certain triggers into mecanim as a parameter so that I don’t have to code it in C# (or javascript).

Thank you for your time.

Below is my C#code I learned from a tutorial to make my character move. How would I modify it (or would I have to) if I set the parameters within mecanim?

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class IdleWalk : MonoBehaviour 
	Animator animator;
	public float DirectionDampTime = 0.25f;

	// Use this for initialization
	void Start () 
		animator = GetComponent<Animator> (); 
	// Update is called once per frame
	void Update () 
		float h = Input.GetAxis ("Horizontal");
		float v = Input.GetAxis ("Vertical");

		animator.SetFloat ("Speed", h*h + v*v);
		animator.SetFloat ("Direction", h, DirectionDampTime, Time.deltaTime);

i would use bool right not, because trigger is buggy and will be repaired in 4.5 (it’s actually fixed in first 4.5 beta)

and code look like:

     animator.SetBool("space", true);
else if(Input.GetKeyUp("space")) 
     animator.SetBool("space", false);