View Full Version : Please give your advice on Bouncing ball & Iron ball Animation

05-24-2007, 05:33 PM

Hello Friends,

At last after so much trial & error, I have done my 1st Bouncing ball animation. I would like to request all of you that please have a look at my work and please give your advise as many time as you can and as often as you can. As soon as I see your guidance from you I will correct my work and post it here as soon as possible. Once again I would like to thank all of you. Happy animation.

My first bouncing tennis Ball path of action with very little squash and stretch.


Please watch it in original size otherwise the clip will be blurred.

This is my second work that is Canon ball path of action.


Thank you

05-25-2007, 02:36 PM
Looks pretty good for first ever ball bounces.

The tennis ball has a problem where all the bounces take the same amount of time, and it makes it look like it's getting floatier and floatier as it moves along. As the heights of the bounces gets shorter, the time that the ball spends in the air needs to get shorter as well.

The canon ball also feels floaty in its bounces. Short the time that the ball spends in the air and it should help get rid of that floaty look.

05-26-2007, 08:56 PM
Hello Friends,

First of all I want to thank Nathan for giving me very accurate & good advice. As soon as I read your reply I was excited. I realised where I done mistake. I done it again & here is the link.

The following is a link for my latest tennis ball path of action.


The following is a link for my latest Canon ball path of action.


The following is a link for my latest Balloon Animation.



Please keep watching & give your reviews.

05-27-2007, 02:31 AM
the cannon ball looks pretty good the tennis still feels floaty to me, especially in the beginning, the ending looks a lot better but i dont think it feels like a tennis ball, it seems too fluidy (if thats a word hehe) but yea the ending looks pretty nice

05-27-2007, 03:43 AM
Yeah, the tennis ball seems to go into slow motion during those first few bounces.

The cannon ball looks heavier now, but it seems like it should gain more momentum and roll faster there.

I think the balloon is working, except for the landing. When it lands there isn't really any rotation. A roundish object like that shouldn't just land flat without maybe rocking back and forth a little bit.

05-27-2007, 04:26 AM
Hey, nice work.

For the tennis ball, it seems to moving the same speed throughout the up motion, and also for the down motion. Remember to take gravity into account on the upward motion...the ball should be decelerating. Vice-versa for the down motion.

The bowlingball looks good, I would just make it pick up a bit more speed by the end of the animation.

Keep up the good work.


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