Fighting animation question

I have been interested in making a fighting game in gmod but I can’t think of how to do animations on characters correctly. This has prevented from even trying because every time I try to make the character do a certain animation or something it just completely ignores what I typed.

Can someone please explain how to animate the player. I’ve been trying to do this for like 2 years now and always end up giving up because I never have enough information as to what i’m doing wrong.

Probably better in developer discussion.

Are you talking about first or third person animations?

I’m a idiot. I was on hydrocodone when I typed this post so I put it in the wrong section.

I am talking about 3rd person animations but I am gonna move the thread over tot he developer discussion.