reuse the animation of a character on other one

Hi
I wonder if I can reuse the animation of a character on other characters.

I created a character(and add bones) made some animation for it
then I created another character and add bones with the same name.
Are there anyway to reuse the animations from the previous on the new one?

You can append actions from one character to another if they share the same bone names. But as far as I know, you have to think about scale. For example, a short hobbit could never take steps as big as a 7 foot basketball player could. If one character takes a step that is 5 blender units, and the other character is 1/2 that size, he couldn’t make a step that is 5 blender units, 2 1/2 blender units would be max.

Randy

could you tell me how to append actions ?

could you tell me how to append actions?

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:Manual/Data_System/Linked_Libraries

This is an overview, appending an action is just like appending a mesh or anything else.
Randy

thank you very much ^^