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  10 October 2003
The Fundamentals: The Bouncing Ball

I think there is a room for this forum for people who wish to practice the Fundamentals of art.
Things like drawing heads, hands, and people in poses etc.

One of the biggest fundamentals in animation is the ability to do a decent bouncing ball.
The bouncing balls help us with issues projecting weight and mass.
It also helps us to fine tune our timing.
So having that in mind, lets play Ball!.

Ok here is the mini challenge:

This will be the first (of I hope will be many) exercises in the fundamentals of animation.
The rules are simple:
Do 5 animations of a bouncing ball.
But the balls have to be made of different materials


Rubber Ball
Wood Ball
Lead Ball
Glass Ball
Beach Ball NEW!

Do a short animation of the ball bouncing
at the end of the challenge, post a link to your animation.
If you cant post an animation, post a link to an image sequence.

Also please don't use any hard body dynamics engines!
Key framed entries only.
NEW!

And based on some suggestions on another thread,
Please post also the MOTION GRAPH for each ball.

There is no dateline for this. Post your results on this thread and we will comment on it.
The winner of the best drawing will get a NO-PRIZE on the mail.

Have fun, and lets start the road to learn to animate well.

-R

Also feel free to participate in any of the "older" Fundamental Challenges. The dates are unimportant.
The FUNDAMENTALS: Ears and Hairstyles

>>link<<
The FUNDAMENTALS: Nose+ Lips
>>link<<
The FUNDAMENTALS: Eyes+ Eyebrows
>>link<<

The FUNDAMENTALS: Hands
>>link<<

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Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 10 October 2003 at 05:15 PM.
 
  10 October 2003
I like it.. I'll start right away!
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  10 October 2003
lead and glass would be similar.

I would recommend doing:

rubber ball , beach ball , bowling ball
 
  10 October 2003
I guess I could do an animation of a glass ball smashing into bits after the first bounce
 
  10 October 2003
Lead and glass balls bounce?
 
  10 October 2003
Quote: Originally posted by Max_Power
Lead and glass balls bounce?


yes, but not very high. ever try dropping a marble? it doesnt just stay on the ground.
 
  10 October 2003
Doesn't it depend on what the floor is made of? like a bowling ball on a wood floor, Carpet, stone, cement etc..
 
  10 October 2003
I think this is a great idea, but maybe you should set some restrictions... such as not using, I think its MAYA's dyanimic controls in which you can set up gravitation pulls and just hit play as it bounces onto the plane.

Ah oh well, its still a damn good idea!
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  10 October 2003
Quote: Originally posted by Max_Power
Doesn't it depend on what the floor is made of? like a bowling ball on a wood floor, Carpet, stone, cement etc..


I think a lead ball will still bounce even if it lands on a thick slab of steel.
 
  10 October 2003
if deforms enough it wont necessarily bounce
 
  10 October 2003
Bounce a bowling ball off someone's head...
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  10 October 2003
Good Point NeoGSR!

I made a modification to the rules.
No hard body dynamics!
Key frames only.

-R
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  10 October 2003
I still think you guys should add the beach ball to the list , you dont have enough variation. Lead , glass and wood balls are all heavy balls which will bounce similar.
 
  10 October 2003
NEW RULE!
Sheep Factory you have apoint.

I'll add one more cathegory
Beach Ball it is!


-R

PS Dont forget the other Fundamentals Challenge:
Draw the Celebrity !>>link<<
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  10 October 2003
Sorry for the bump.

I just wanted to see if I can get more people to sign in before I go to bed.

-R
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