Note: This is a simple method but often overlooked or unknown. AC uses timescale to pause the game, so to run animations during this time you need to do the following:
- Find your character, menu, prop, etc and go to the Animator component.
- Look for the Update Mode drop down menu.
- Change the option to Unscaled Time.
This method applies to any object which uses the Animator component.
-Tip provided by user SilverVoo, contents reformulated and edited by Alverik-