This week’s exercise is all about understanding and dealing with timing and spacing. The task is to animate two balls falling and hit the ground, one ball is heavy (like a bowling ball) and the other one is a light hard ball. This animation has to be made without using stretch and squash, so the timing and spacing has to be done correctly to show the weight of the balls.
This week was a totally busy week for me, work has been kinda driving me crazy. We don’t seams to be able to get Maya’s nParticle to work and look like as we plan to. Its a good thing I have this animation to look foward to at the of the day. I spare few hours every night and every lunch times to read, watch tutorials and work on the exercise… Next month hopefully I’ll be able to get free time on the first 2 weeks so I then be able to do full time study on animating. Yay!
This is the result of my animation for this exercise:
Second Attemp with improvements :
(In this attempt I add rotations to the ball, tweak the graph and change the back ground so its not distracting.)
Third Attemp – tweaking (newest):
Please give me some feedback so I can improve my animation.
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Keep on Animating,
Sashya Subono Halse
PS. My next learning topic is about strech and squash. =)