#1 09-26-2011 9:33 pm

thelittlepenguin84
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Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

Its time to go back to basics, and bounce some balls. This time around were going to roll a ball off a high ledge, bounce it off a wall, and have it come to a settle. The idea of this assignment is to help polish some of your fundamentals.

The energy picks up as the ball rolls off the ledge, it further picks up as it falls from the ledge to the floor. Its energy slowly is lost as it moves forward, the energy then bounces off the wall and continues to travel until it is all gone. And of course the energy of each bounce slowly is lost as well.

This example took Cosmicfool about 10 minutes to animate (mind, he has lots of experience and has produced many, many bouncing balls in the past).

               

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We are thinking, since it is such a simple assignment, why not challenge yourself! To confirm the rules, the ball must roll a high ledge, bounce off a wall, and have come to a settle. However you could do a few different balls. Heavy balls, light balls, bowling balls, ping pongs, basketballs, tennis balls etc. Take it a step further, add some subtle squash and stretch. Add some rotations. Experiment with the layout. Most importantly learn from this exercise!

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#2 09-27-2011 10:04 am

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

great one !!! ... will participate in this one smile

Cosmicfool ... great quality man in just 10 min, hats off smile

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#3 09-27-2011 4:38 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

pappu wrote:

Cosmicfool ... great quality man in just 10 min, hats off smile

practice, practice and more practice!

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#4 09-28-2011 2:44 am

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

Thanks guys. Have i ever done too many balls, and an equal amount of failed balls.
Looking forward to seeing what people do with the challenge.
Edit - whats with every convo ive opened today having the worst spam ever? Seriously. Get a life. YEs im aware of the irony in an animator saying that.

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me fail english, thats umpossible.

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#5 09-28-2011 9:12 am

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

The ball bounce is really cool. I will point out that the rules this time are a tad too specific but am participating anyway. And I agree with cosmicfool, the spam is super annoying.

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#6 09-28-2011 2:38 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

Its tad specific the rules. I don't see anything wrongwith bouncing it off a wall in any manner you decide. The idea is bunce it off a wall, have it stop. Imsure anything with those two things will be accepted.


me fail english, thats umpossible.

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#7 09-28-2011 4:45 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

rules are there for a reason this time, if that ball doesn't bounce right, there is no place to hide. Here is another example of what could be produced

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...and another

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but one ball is absolutely fine too

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#8 09-28-2011 4:52 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

Hey guys! Quick one big_smile Try do a ballXballXball~

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cheers!
Alright back to sept competition :x!
kai big_smile

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#9 09-28-2011 7:17 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

Well, here's my result. You might have seen my thread in the Animation Discussion section, saying how I'm new to the forums, and wanted some tips yadda yadda. Well, Iest suggested that I came and did these mini exercises; so that's what I did big_smile

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I know that the roll could be better, but it's my first decent animation without following any tutorial, so gimme some slack! (Made using blender 2.59).

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#10 09-28-2011 8:26 pm

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#11 09-28-2011 8:42 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

mang0 wrote:

Well, here's my result.

I know that the roll could be better, but it's my first decent animation without following any tutorial, so gimme some slack! (Made using blender 2.59).

Hey, Mango. I can't play your animation for some reason, but if you are not happy with it, don't make it your final result. Push your ball until it is correct. That's the aim of practicing principles. Most animation stems from the bouncing ball, so it is important to get right before moving on to more complex stuff.

At Anuj Garg and Kai, some great balls there. Great experiment with different weights.

@kai, good luck with the september competition!

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#12 09-29-2011 12:19 am

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

layout

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24064331/11sc/bouncing-ball/layout.png

trying ping pong ball

WIP 01

forward progression ... box is hidden for time being

uploading two with bit different speed ... which one would be more appropriate for ping pong ball ???

i feel 2nd one would be the right choice ... but not very sure, need help

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#13 09-29-2011 5:29 am

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

this is what i came up with.....

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LOVE what you DO..
DO what you LOVE..

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#14 09-29-2011 7:31 am

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

just the bounce ... forward progression is muted

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#15 09-29-2011 8:09 am

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

Hey, Mango. I can't play your animation for some reason, but if you are not happy with it, don't make it your final result. Push your ball until it is correct. That's the aim of practicing principles. Most animation stems from the bouncing ball, so it is important to get right before moving on to more complex stuff.

Strange...it's .mov, H.264. and as for you c'n'c, thanks. I'm working on the ball now, will re-post when done smile

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#16 09-29-2011 12:30 pm

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#17 09-29-2011 3:09 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

New version:

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If I shouldn't have put it in a new post, and I was supposed to edit my old one, just let me know smile. I'll change it asap.

I still can't get the dimensions right! Any ideas why? What dimensions is it supposed to be?

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#18 09-29-2011 3:24 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

hey guys. i did my shot pretty fast earlier on today. i will upload it when i get acces to my dropbox. am using a phone to make this post. great stuff going on here. i have a question that i know aint too common on this site. is it ok to submit more than one entry?

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#19 09-29-2011 8:52 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

Hi, here is my animation :

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Edit > I changed the link, it would be ok now

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#20 09-29-2011 9:34 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

hey mango, similar to the 11 Second Club monthly competition, the submissions are all required to be 560 pixels in width by 316 pixels in height. You may find some other things that may help here http://blog.11secondclub.com/2011/06/mi … ipate.html

also for some reason I cant currently read yours or kiopaa's files. I am not sure why the problem is happening. Not sure if anyone else knows

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#21 09-29-2011 9:46 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

@Sandyanimator... I loved your (big ass) light ball! lol But I think the first, the heavy one, is kinda stiffy, I think you should let it roll more, even if it is a little bit. Another thing, the red ball accelerates for itself when it bounces against light one. If yo could upload the video on quicktime or dropbox it could be easier to critique your entries, keep going! big_smile


Eu gosto de feijão.

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#22 09-29-2011 11:38 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

have compiled up forward progression and the bounce ... yet to add S & S

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#23 09-30-2011 1:32 am

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I call it the sticky ball bounce

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#24 09-30-2011 8:01 am

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Well, I'll take the silence as a no. Here's my entry anyway.

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#25 09-30-2011 11:03 pm

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Re: Mc 17: Bouncing a ball off a wall

Hi guys, pretty nice bouncing balls we've got here..
this is my attempt, not a great one.. but i had fun time doing it at least hahaha

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