Swinging a sword without an animation...

I am curious about the ways a player can swing a sword upon left-clicking, without an animation, but via using a script. Is this possible? How are some simple ways of approaching this?

(please consider that all my work is in c#, although a bit of java doesn’t hurt…)

Thanks in advance!

yea sure you could fairly easy

just place the sword where you’d want it to start
note the LOCAL position
(thats parent position - object position)

place it where you want it at the next step
note the LOCAL position

continue essentially marking off key locations

slerp from a to b to c

thats pretyt much have animation software does it