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Animation is not playing problem

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Hi there, I have created a simple animation using Dragonbone pro, now when I want to use that animation in unity it stuck on last frame in another word no animation is played but stack on one frame. Here is the code I use:

`using System.Collections; using System.Collections.Generic; using UnityEngine; using DragonBones;

public class Player : MonoBehaviour {

private UnityArmatureComponent player;

// Use this for initialization
void Start () {

	player = this.gameObject.GetComponent<UnityArmatureComponent>();

// Update is called once per frame
void Update () {

	if(Input.GetKey(KeyCode.LeftArrow)) {
		player.animation.Play ("walk", -1);

	} else if(Input.GetKey(KeyCode.LeftArrow)){
		player.animation.Play ("walk", -1);
	} else {
		player.animation.Play ("stand", -1);


} `

Any help is much appreciated.

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:6 (1 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

chriswaldron15commented, Jan 18, 2017

No problem!

So basically before, an animation was being started every frame, and usually the same animation. DragonBones won’t check whether that animation is already playing and ignore the new Play call, so it will start the animation from its first frame every Update call. So the animation never gets past the first frame.

Perhaps Unity’s animation checks whether that animation is already playing and so doesn’t start it from the beginning again, but it’s a bit more complicated because it uses states.

If you want to check whether an animation is already playing, you can call:


This might be cleaner than the code I was providing! And then only call Play(“Walk”) if that animation is not playing.

chriswaldron15commented, Jan 17, 2017

The issue here is that every update you are starting an animation. This means either the walk or stand animation is starting every single frame, so it never goes past the first frame.

This might work a bit better:

void Update() 
	bool moveKeyPressed = Input.GetKeyDown(KeyCode.LeftArrow) || Input.GetKeyDown(KeyCode.RightArrow);
	bool moveKeyUp = Input.GetKeyUp(KeyCode.LeftArrow) || Input.GetKeyUp(KeyCode.RightArrow);
	bool moving = Input.GetKey(KeyCode.LeftArrow) || Input.GetKey(KeyCode.RightArrow);
	// if any move key was pressed down this frame, start walk animation
	if (moveKeyPressed){
		player.animation.Play("Walk", -1);
	// else if not moving at all and a movement key was released
	else if (!moving && moveKeyUp){
		player.animation.Play("stand", -1);

The gist of it is you only play the stand animation the frame that the player stops moving completely.

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