The Skinned Model sample from the App Hub education catalogue is great for getting animated characters into your game, but there’s a bit of a flaw with the export process. The problem is, when you export your character from 3DS Max (and possibly other modelling programs), all you get is one animation, named ‘Take 001’. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could define different animations for different parts of the animation timeline? Well, we’re going to do just that :). As an added bonus, we’ll also be adding in events, so you can be notified when certain parts of your animation are hit.