$declareanimation

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Forward declares an animation. This useful when you want to use an animation in a sequence, but the data for it won't be loaded until a later external .mdl file (see $includemodel). $declareanimation makes a empty animation entry so that the local sequence can reference something, and at run time these references are overwritten with the actual animation index.

Note:Since the data doesn't actually exist in the current .mdl, some care needs to be taken when using this. You can't do any operations on the animation - such as subtract, etc., or it's possible the model compiler will crash.
Bug: Does not function/compile in any known version of studiomdl.

Syntax

$declareanimation <name>