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Bouncing ball exercise (1994)

Bouncing ball
Bouncing ball

On the first day in the Bachelor of Visual Arts in Animation degree, we jumped in the deep end with a "bouncing ball" loop. I had the good luck of having my first attempt tested. The motion was too mechanical to begin with and the timing was improved (as seen above) by dropping the 2nd and 4th frames from the sequence.


Below are the frames used to produce the bouncing ball. Frames 2 and 4 are omitted from the final animation to improve timing.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Frame 1 Frame 3 Frame 5 Frame 6 Frame 7 Frame 8 Frame 9 Frame 10 Frame 11 (double framed) Frame 12 (held for 3 frames)

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