Probably the most useful social signal gesture.
Please instead of spending any time on this. Finish the avatar and give us real animation control
Geez, Gin. They've made the mechanism. They might as well add this gesture.
And yes, we all want arbitrary animations.
Geez Galen, I have as much right to voice my opinion as you do, and frankly I see these as wastes of time on what really needs to be implemented.
A hug animation is a nice idea. People hug.The idea of a hug animation is certainly nicer than unsolicited subjective criticism.It would probably need some sort of permissions thing though.
I was thinking very simple. No synchronization. Just a gesture one person can start. The other person would have to do the same gesture and they would have to face each other. I'm actually not talking about any additional code. It's literally just bringing in one or two animations and adding them to the list of gestures. This shouldn't distract in any way from an effort to implement general animation that will take a lot more time and consideration.