Project 5 : Ball Animation
Reading: Chapters 12 (Chapter 13 is optional)
Maya Manual as needed
The goal of this assignment is to practice
giving weight to an inanimate object. Working in the same groups as
last week, you will animate three different bouncing balls.
What to do
Grab the file: Balls.mb
You will use the same file for all three animations;
- Bouncing Ball
Create a sphere with the default shading and lighting. Create three similar SHORT animations that show the difference between the following types of balls bouncing:
- A normal rubber ball.
- A beach ball.
- A bowling ball.
What we're looking for
- This is a warm-up to get you thinking about weight, timing,
and squash-and-stretch. Each animation should unmistakeably
convey the type of ball using only its motion. (Do NOT shade or
light the ball or its environment!)
In summary, you should handin the files listed below to Blackboard
To handin a file (click thru the following menu options):
Communication > Group Pages > Project 5a: Ball Anim. > File Exchange > Add File
Please include all files in one .zip file. Remember, you
will be marked down if you do not follow the case and name
conventions listed here-no extra underbars or caps please! Also
ensure that this zip contains a folder with your group name (zip
the entire folder, please). Please also ensure you only hand in what
is listed here-extra folders/files complicates creating the
Please double check your file names! For the first critique in class,
I will not be able to check your files names. If they are incorrect,
your critique page will not display correctly.
Your .README files will be displayed in .html. If you want to
add .html tags to make these display in a nicer format, feel
free to do so.
Any links you include in your .README must be enclosed in anchor
Please create a single zipped file called GroupName.zip which contains the following:
- GroupName_README.txt text file with group members and who-did-what info, as well as anything you wish to tell me.
- GroupName_rubber_ball.ext (where "ext" is the
appropriate extension, mpg prefered)
IMPORTANT NOTE: All your
group's files should use the same extension.
- Any other extra files... *Please explain what they are in the README*
This has potential for extra credit points.. ;)
*Please use the naming conventions specified above..
not doing so will require me to remove points from your grade *