In this 2018 GDC session, Microsoft's David Bollo presents a new high-performance approach to animation transitions that the Microsoft team developed for Gears of War 4.
It was an intriguing look at how the Gears of War 4 team decided to avoid blended transitions and chose to instead handle motion transitions as a post-process with a technique called "inertialization". Eliminating these blended transitions led to a significant performance boost, according to Bollo, because they no longer needed to evaluate multiple animation states during the transition.
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