~Bouncing Ball Animation~

I was scrolling around on tumblr when I saw a post linking to a list things to animate at different levels. Of course, I felt like this goes well with my ideaFM, project so I’m thinking of doing all of the Level 1 exercises by the end of the week.

Here is the link: http://www.animatorisland.com/51-great-animation-exercises-to-master/

I’ve actually done a few of them already but I really wish I found this earlier. Then I could have based my project on doing all of the exercises. Oh well… ヽ(o`皿′o)ノ

That being said, today I did the “Ball Bouncing across the screen.” As usual, I will start from the sketch to the completed animation.





 *These pictures don’t really seem like animations since I didn’t save frame-by-frame. Rather, this is the general motion.

Sketch Animated:


Lined Animated:


And Final Animation!


The final animation may be a little different in timing since my usual animating program doesn’t allow more than one color. -__-“

Overall, this is generally the easiest animation test but I am not too good at it haha. It’s not very smooth and I don’t really know how to shade correctly. However, I can only blame myself since I did this fairly quickly (around 10 minutes) and didn’t do much research on how balls work (wah wah).

I hope it looks kinda cool though? ಥ⌣ಥ

On the bright side, here’s another drawing process gif. At least I know what I’m doing for these LOL.