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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Essentials by Randi L. Derakhshani, Dariush Derakhshani

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Chapter 5

Animating a Bouncing Ball

The best way to learn how to animate is to jump right in and start animating. By doing so, you’ll take a good look at the 3ds Max® animation tools so you can start editing animation and developing your timing skills.

Topics in this chapter include the following:

  • Animating the ball
  • Refining the animation

A classic exercise for all animators is to create a bouncing ball. It is a straightforward exercise, but there is much you can do with a bouncing ball to show character. Animating a bouncing ball is a good exercise in physics as well as cartoon movement. You’ll first create a rubber ball, and then you’ll add cartoonish movement to accentuate some principles of the animation. Aspiring animators can use this ...

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