05 July 2010
Back To Basics - Bouncing Ball
I recently started to work on the 'lifting heavy object' animation exercise, but realised that I was still lacking some of the fundamental knowledge needed to apply in the animation, to make the whole sequence more believable. So I have gone back to the basics and to start with I am working on the bouncing ball exercise using the Flying Fox Rig because later on I can add the tail and ears.
I can see that there is not weight from this first example, so i've gone onto 11SecondClub for some feedback using the curve of my Translate Y movement.
Update - 06/07/10
I've had some feedback from 11SecondClub members now and the ball is starting to look much better. Here is the graph and video update:
More feedback today to say that there is too much squash and stretch, as in it is too strong. So i've gone in and reduced the amount of S&S i've applied...
(Click here for video)
Soundtrack: Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely