Smooth transition between animations

I’m having a hard time coding a specific scene and I’d be grateful for your help!

There’s a girl, Vera, who’s sleeping. At a certain point, however, she’s woken up by the sensation of a book lying on her bed, specifically at her feet. She then decides to check on it.

I imagine the scene to be like:

  1. Vera wakes up, still lying down;
  2. Vera sits up on her bed;
  3. Vera picks up the book and read it.

My main concerns are:

  1. Is there a way to have a smooth transition from lying down to sitting?
  2. The book is an overlay at first, but it must disappear as soon as Vera “picks” it (in the form of a prop). I’d like to use an animation to make it look like she’s actually picking up the book, while sitting. I tried searching for it, but with no luck. Is there an animation I could use and I haven’t noticed?

This is my code so far:

music ext_suburbs_quiet
volume music 100 2000
&VERA spot 0.685 70 250
&VERA is idle_lay_awake_rubeyes_loop

@transition fade in 3

&speechbubble is 190 70 to 100% with tail_top_right
    (What's this thing?)

&VERA spot 0.685 159 125 in zone 1
@VERA is idle_sit_anklescrossed_neutral_loop
    (I might as well take a look...)

@add Spell Book Open Grey Black to VERA
&VERA is read_sit_book_open_neutral_loop

Sorry if it’s confusing. I’d be grateful for your help, though!

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Not really. But if you use one of the transition animations and work with zooms it should look fine. Or maybe just zoom in on her already sitting after she’s woken up?

There’s the return object animation that should fit this scene :slight_smile:

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The animation you can use to make her pick the book is a standing animation, and the only way around it would be to position Vera in the same sitting spot but with the standing animation and make her pick the book, but the scene would be zoomed in so it would still look like she is sitting. Maybe the camera can stop at like…her navel level.

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Thank you very much for your suggestions!

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Thank you very much!

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