The importance of animating  a bouncy ball

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  • Mentor: Jonathan Symmonds
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Course time: 12 minutes
  • Software: Maya
  • Project files: Not included
  • Course Cost: FREE
Course overview
Learning animation from scratch is not an easy task, especially in unfamiliar software. However, the first thing to learn in animation is a bouncy ball. Why do we need to learn this? Most animation relies on the curve that is created when you keyframe out the bounce! You can even copy that curve to multiple other controllers and your animation will still work.

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The importance of animating a bouncy ball

About this course

You will learn how to animate a bouncy ball and the significance of the bouncy ball tutorial. Every animator has to start somewhere and this is the best place to start. It is so important for a new animator not to get into any bad habits of animation, so this little course is to guide those of you interested in animation and give you a good understanding of one of the major principles of animation - weight and timing!

Course Information

  • Course Duration: 12 minutes 45 seconds
  • This course can be taken at any time
  • Category: Animation
  • FREE
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Software required: Autodesk Maya 2019+
  • Instructor: Jonathan Symmonds

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to animate a bouncy ball properly
  • Learn secrets to working with similar curves
  • Learn how to animate using a simple workflow
  • Better your understanding weight and timing
  • Better your skills in general
  • No prerequisites required
  • Learn from the best instructors
  • Gain export knowledge from your instructor for free!
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Course Lessons

  • Age: 37
  • Speciality: Animation
  • Experience: 20+ years
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Meet your instructor

Jonathan Symmonds

Jonathan Symmonds has worked for over 18 years as a senior animator having worked on titles such as James Cameron's "Avatar," "Prince of Persia," "Dark Tide," "Knerten," "Trollhunter," to name but a few. He is more famously recognized as the 'Lead Animator' on the "Game of Thrones."

He has extensive knowledge of creature animation and is one of the co-founders of Sophoria Academy. He was nominated 3 times for a VES Society Award and has even done his own TED Talk.

Join him as he takes you through this fantastic course and learn some insider knowledge from one of the greatest animators around!

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