How do you idiomatically say that a character is doing an animation? I can't think of a good way to say this. Sometimes, when you make a game you must animate characters in the editor you've been given. So how do you say that a character is made to move using a set animation? I think you can say "perform an animation" but that's the active form, what's the passive form? "Underwent an animation"?
The virtual character performed an animation after the AI decided to pick an object.
The virtual character underwent an animation after the player ordered it to perform an action.