Animator Parameters

When setting animator parameters in code, it is more efficient to use hash ids instead of strings. The Animation Library package includes the struct AnimatorParameter that automatically creates a hash id for a given parameter name. Use AnimatorParameter anywhere you might declare a variable for a custom parameter instead of a string. It will still be serialized as a string in the editor, but you can use the id when getting or setting an animator parameter.

public AnimatorParameter parameter = "Time";

private void Update()
    // implicitly converts the parameter to a hash id
    animator.SetFloat(parameter, time);