Animations

updated April 12th, 2019

The only reason why I'm making this page is at request from an Aussie and I guess it is kinda overdue since animations are kinda wanted for posing and replacing the sorry excuse of animations bethesda gave us. (Did they get some kid from a special school to model?) Obviously, all these mods are going have you need FNIS.
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Animations

These are mods that make you and the inhabitants of Skyrim not move like robots all the time. Note: All of these mods require FNIS to work which you should have already installed into your game already. Many of these mods conflict with eachother since they are animation packs so please don't try to mix match animations of the same weapon with another. IE: Trying to mix 
YY Anim Replacer - Zweihander with Enhanced Animation's two hander animations.

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R.A.P - Idles currently offers you 16 idles and around 18 minutes of animation to choose from.
But why you ask? Well, these aren't your standard idles, they are much longer and have a lot more detail than other idles.
For comparison the vanilla idles have around 200 frames (about 7-8 seconds) and then they loop and start over. These new idles have anywhere between 1200 and 3000 frames each (40seconds to 2 minutes), allowing for more detail and more unique, less repetitive movement.
Have you ever felt like the animations in Skyrim feel a bit stiff, generic or just plain old and rusty? R.A.P - Movement offers you reworked movement animations that include complete working functionality.
Magiska is an animation mod, that replaces the vanilla spell casting animations of Skyrim. The animations focus on making the character appear more proficient with spell casting and make use of a lot of hand gestures during casting. Intended for female characters, but can also be used for male characters.
Rougeshot

Rougeshot

Rougeshot is currently going through the game and making custom skeletons for all vanilla creatures. We highly recommend his animation mods.

Weapon Blocking Punch

Weapon Blocking Punch

Replaces either (or both) the light or heavy bash attack when blocking.

DSer Animations

DSer Animations

Animations to make your character seem more natural than vanilla. All animations we're designed for male characters but can be used on females too. This pack can be used with other animation mods, just make sure you install this mod last.

Dragon Animation Replace

Dragon Animation Replace

Now this is a bit different. This mod replaces several of the dragon animations so that they look less hunched over all the time.

Dual Sheath Redux

Dual Sheath Redux

Ever wondered why you couldn't see your left hand weapon in Skyrim? What about staves, they don't just disappear into thin air when sheathed! You want to carry your shield on your back you say? Look no farther! This mod allows you to change where your weapons are holstered.

Animations

Animations

Adds animations for looting containers and corpses, harvesting plants, lockpicking doors and chests, opening doors, activating levers, drinking and eating potions and food and equipping armor. It's as simple as that!

No Spinning Death Animation

No Spinning Death Animation

Simply removes the spinning around dance animation that they do before death, they will now just ragdoll when killed. Works for normal deaths and dying from a high fall. It will not affect killmoves.

Dovahkiin Relaxes Too

Dovahkiin Relaxes Too

Now your character can interact with the environment around him and warm up by a fire, lean on fence, or sit off a ledge!

YY Anim Replacer - Mystic Knight

YY Anim Replacer - Mystic Knight

This mod replaces one-handed sword and magic animations. Designed to fit a character with a sword in one hand, a magic in the other, such as Spellsword, Battle Mage or Mystic Knight, or pure Mage.

Pretty Combat Animations

Pretty Combat Animations

A collection of several different idle animations for weapons and magic. Some of them will look weird with other animations.

Pretty Sit Idles

Pretty Sit Idles

Just like Pretty Combat Idles, this mod is a collection of animations that you can switch between. This mod just changes the default character sit idle. There's a bunch of strange ones you can choose from like crouched on a chair, leaning, and even this weird prayer float.

Run Sprint and Jump

Run Sprint and Jump

This mod replaces the running, sprinting, and jumping animations for male and female, all except for back step. They all look more natural and fit perfectly with Immersive Animations because it's the same author.

Simple Sit Idle Animation

Simple Sit Idle Animation

New sitting animations for females only. Legs are curved differently than vanilla and one variant is cross legged.

Male Idle Animation Replacer

Male Idle Animation Replacer

Ever wonder why the idle animations in Bethesda games look so lifeless? Well worry no more with this mod! These are pulled straight from the vanilla animations and chosen with clipping and smooth transition in mind. They might not be for you but, if your sick of the arms of your character hanging there limply then this is for you.

YY Anim Replacer - Princess Horse Riding

YY Anim Replacer - Princess Horse Riding

Changes the female horse riding animation so that they ride sidesaddle.

YY Anim Replacer - Zweihander

YY Anim Replacer - Zweihander

Changes two handed weapon animations so that you hold them rested on your shoulder.

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Animations replacer for hand to hand and jump. Your stance will be changed to a kung-fu like stance and your power attacks are replaced with kicks.

Pseudo parry animation

Pseudo parry animation

An very strange but neet looking animation mod. This mod replaces the animation when you block or parry with a one handed or two handed weapon. Instead of just being pushed back, this new mod adds new animations that make it look like you're actually deflecting an attack.

Immersive Animations

Immersive Animations

Replaces old animations with new one's that look less robotic and better looking than the original animations. This also includes multiple options and fixes.

Magic Run Animation

Magic Run Animation

Replaces the awkward running animation when having magic equipped.

Blocking Animation Pack

Blocking Animation Pack

Blocking animation replacer for greatsword, battleaxe, warhammer, one-handed and dual wield. This mod make it looks like we avoid and deflected the attack, push it aside to left or right. Blocking animation for third person and first person view, comes with three different variants for each state except dual wield.

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