Weight in Animation

So for these balls we had to consider different weights for the bounces.

Our group decided to animated the balls as the following;

– a tennis ball- middle weight

-a bowling ball- heaviest ball

-bouncy ball- the lightest ball

I wanted to have a look at how different weights can be used in animation. Balls were kind of hard to come by, so I thought looking at humans would be the next best thing.

I thought this video courtesy of Wacom. I thought this tutorial was very useful- it gave quite a lot of things to consider. Timing is one of the key elements when creating this look.

Video courtesy of  Amber Kreinbrink. I movement of the character itself demonstrates the heaviness of the whale.

This 2D video was an excellent reference as it demonstrates the various weights of the ball and what they could possibly look like. Video courtesy of Brackets.


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