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Scratching head animation, pulling pants, pondering, checking pockets in Riften... 22 idles for NPCs with appropriate conditions using DAR folders and big amount of less noticable animations to fix inconsistencies: prevents NPCs from standing synchronized, for example. Works with NPCs added by mods as well as vanilla. No esp/esl! It's LE version.

Permissions and credits
Ways to support my modding endeavors: buymeacoffee and Patreon
"Look alive, will you!" - my intent behind making this mod :)

NPC Animation Remix adds to your game more animations to help NPCs look more lively and dynamic:
  • 4 new variants of mt_idle.hkx for NPC - reduces probability of followers going in sync drastically! My mod will be especially helpful with Inigo, Lucien, Skeever, Kaidan and any other follower with default follow package
  • makes less noticable animation inconsistencies with NPCs stumbling and failing to start "casual idle" animation loop
  • adds some previously unused, not often enough used and new animations with appropriate conditions... immersively, if I may

My other DAR mods: Gesture Animation Remix (DAR) - LE | Conditional tavern cheering (DAR) - LE | Immersive folded hands (DAR) - LE
See my mods combined in this comparison video

Necessary to read information:

  • You can install this mod during playthrough and disable/uninstall/reinstall/update at any time as well!
  • This mod works without Nemesis or FNIS. Dynamic Animation Replacer needed only
  • Not conflicting: made using unpopular folder numbers in attempt to stay out of other modders way.
  • Considering how safe and easy it is to uninstall this DAR type of mod, you can try it now and ask questions later...
  • In my game I use EVG Conditional Idles and EVG Animation Variance and I made this mod fully compatible will default priority numbers of EVG folders
  • If you`re using EVG Animation Variance with special animations for elders, install patch from optional files   no need since 1.1 version of EVG Animation Variance was released
  • If you want to install any pack of replacer animations such as "Leviathan Animations - Female Idle Walk And Run" alongside my mod, you can easily do that. Install it in your mod manager and place it`s folder lower than this mod`s folder - mt_idle.hkx replacer from replacer mod will blend into my mod.
  • If you want to add Sky Idles on top of this choose "Sky Idles alternative version" download in Sky Idles mod`s files
  • You can safely install it for Skyrim VR - I wasn`t using "IsInCombat()" condition
  • If don`t use mods like Dual Sheath Redux, install patch from optional files. Its files will overwrite shield patches from my other mods - it OK and intentional
  • Remove previous version of my mod with all it`s files then updating - "replace" option in mod organizer. Don`t forget to add needed patches - these files you can merge with main folder or install separately if you want
  • If you don`t like some animation from this mod, you can just delete folder with it - use folder structure info below for reference. If you deleted something you didn`t mean to, just reinstall this mod

If during/after installation some sort of error pops up or animations in your game can`t play and you see static pose instead:
Mod Organizer 2 users - rename mod folder in your mod manager to "NPCAR DAR" and it will fix this
Other mod manager users - extract the zip file and rename the "NPC Animation Remix (DAR)" named folder to "Data", repack and install

Unnecessary to read information:

DAR folders priority and what it`s doing
Animations that are not included in "no looped idles" version of this mod are highlighted with this color

2099000100 -- formal looking replacers for animation loop "casual idles" with hands on hips - to use on special occasions
2099000099 -- small chance for "thinker" type of NPC to bring hand closer to head as if they are pondering during "casual idles"

2099000098 -- optional folder with consistency patch for EVG Animation Variance elder`s folder users
2099000082 -- for females in clothes or LA
2099000081 -- for males in clothes
2099000079 -- barstool passout 1 mug infront
2099000078 -- barstool passout 2 mug away
2099000077 -- barstool hand to chin for women
2099000076 -- barstool hands on mug for men
2099000075 -- hand on bartable
2099000074 -- hand on hip barstool
2099000073 -- simmetrical jarl sitting for males
2099000072 -- variants of animations for all NPC of Idlepray and jarl chair sitiing
2099000067 -- idleexamine more probable animaton variants for NPC in clothes
2099000066 -- idleexamine folder with more probable animaton variants for NPC in clothes or light armor
2099000065 -- replacers for females basic jarl chair sitiing and sit on ledge animations and others
2099000062 -- new variant of enchanting table animation available with skill over 15 for NPCs (vanilla, but previosly unused in game)
2099000061 -- new variant of enchanting table animation available with skill over 5 NPCs (vanilla, but previosly unused in game)

2002011 - optional folder with a patch for vanilla shield position. Overwrites with shield patches for my other mods, if you have it installed
1899 -- after combat adrenaline transitional idle var 1 health damaged condition
1898 -- after combat adrenaline transitional idle var 2 health damaged condition
1897 -- after combat adrenaline transitional idle var 3 health or stamina damaged condition

1761 -- follower bored waiting leg kick
1760 -- follower bored waiting swaying arms (used "IsActorValueEqualTo(95, 1) AND" for both)
1759 -- short idle with coughing lungs out for NPC with less then full health - small chance to see, animation is named mt_idle_a_sway_fast.hkx
1758 -- sleepy nod chance in hours between 21PM and 9AM
1757 -- small chance for NPC to look far if they`re outside of city walls in hours between 6AM and 22PM
1756 -- chance of short idle for NPC to sway insects if they`re in open world cell with beehive nearby - little addition that makes me happy :)
1755 -- chance for NPC in Riften to check their pockets from time to time (excluding Thieves guild, beggars and Maven)
1750 -- small chance for NPC in clothes to scratch their back or tuck clothes back with right hand (excluding nobles, bards and priests)
1749 -- feminine short idle with tucking hair with right hand for FemaleSultry and FemaleYoungEager voicetypes and no helmet
1748 -- short idles with scratching head with right and left hand for all NPC with no helmet

These folders are below 0 priority in DAR:
-1006169 -- Sheogorath mt idles variants
-1007000 -- mt_idle variant for all NPC
-1007001 -- mt_idle variant for enduring NPC
-1007002 -- mt_idle variant for all NPC
-1007003 -- mt_idle variant for all NPC
-1007004 -- mt_idle variant for all NPC 

-1007101 -- short sceptical head shake as mt_idlelookingc.hkx variant for NPC - small chance but adds a lot of character
-1007102 -- short idle for NPC with pulling pants or adjusting belt or gloves motion chance
-1007103 -- short idle for NPC with something heavy on their backs chance
-1007104 -- short idle for enduring NPC chance
-1007105 -- short idle for friendly NPC chance
-1007106 -- shifting weight from one leg to another idle chance
-9000010 -- brings back NPCAR weight shift idles for non unique NPC
"animations" folder contains base replacer of idleexamine.hkx and other base replacers in folders "female" and "male" - all these animations will load outside of DAR and act as a base coat of paint to help this mod look as was intended

Plans for future updates:
  • Refine animations to make it look more natural 
  • Tweak conditions for even better pace
  • Add more idles

This mod made with reused and previously unused vanilla animations extracted from Animations.bsa and modified with hkxPoser by opparco, when it was needed. Another mod I couldn`t make it without - More Informative Console by Linthar - I used it to reveal information about NPCs, objects and locations to apply as part of conditions in DAR
And of course, existence of all my mods depends on genius Dynamic Animation Replacer by Felisky384

Big thanks to attackdr0ne for backporting animations to make this mod available for LE!