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01 January 2008, 08:24 AM
Hi ppl! I'm a newbee....n I'm going to try and learn animation...I'm gonna go the AM way...
I don't have any1 who could critique my work so I'll need your help and suggestions!

Here's the first Assignment-Bouncing Ball
I did a 2D test first to get a sense of it....But I think there's something wrong,,,help me find that out...

Bouncing Ball-2D (

01 January 2008, 09:35 PM
Did the bouncing ball in 3D....still working on the timing and spacing....

Bouncing Ball1 (

01 January 2008, 06:32 PM
I will call this donw....although I feel something is off! Can u please tell me where its off?
Seems like somethin as basic as bouncing ball doesn't get much critique :D

BouncingBall2 (

C&C most welcome!

01 January 2008, 03:11 PM
you've got to squash and stretch it.
This is the first rule of animation. You'll ever need this.


01 January 2008, 12:11 PM
It's a good decision to go to AM! I'm envy you cos I don't have nough money to get there.. :cry:
Well first thing first, stay away from any 3D program, master your animation skill by doing it by hand. Draw draw and more draw.. when you get grasp on it, then move on to 3D just simply by implementing what you know to the computer.
Learn from book and internet, there are many good sources you can learn from.

On your bouncing ball, yes, you need some squash n stretch. although this is depend on certain condition, from your learning purposes, I think you have to implement this. And also watch closely to the arc of its movement. On the timing, maybe some little fix in here n there, when you make practice on it, you'll know whats work and whats not.

Well, so far that's all I can tell, if you need any suggestion or help, feel free to give me a shoot (PM).. :)

Good luck mate!
Keep animating n keep practice!

01 January 2008, 06:00 PM
Thanx Roessler! See my next work....

Thanx lime324! I'm drawing alot since quite sometime....check my sketchbook thread in my signature....and I'm gonna incorporate squash and stretch......keep commenting!

I've tried to do a character ball animation....
i had 2 ideas...the first one i did a rough thing in 2D to get an idea but didn't move to 3D....then I thought of something else and did that in 3D...
C&C needed.....

Rough2D-Idea1 (

2nd Idea-3D (

01 January 2008, 12:20 AM
rdsarna, why is the 2d one .exe? I don't know if I'd trust to download that. :p.

Anyway, your last 3D animatic is cute! There were a few moments I was not sure of the ball's intention, but overall it works well. When the small one lands on the other side, make sure you have a squash there as well.

Also, I like your "shaking" anticipation. ;)

01 January 2008, 11:35 AM
It works a lot better now and it really looks like the balls are living, very nice.

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