Create Two Types of Ball Bounce Animation in Maya

Animator Artists Life looks at how to make a simple and more complex ball bounce in Maya, along with a new free ball rig.

The staple exercise for animators is a ball bounce for a good reason. It teaches you a lot of the mechanics and principles of animation all in one go. “It teaches you timing, spacing, squash, and stretch. It gets you used to using the essential graph editor and understanding animation curves and their tangents.”

Check out this new tutorial from David Mattock, who runs the Animator Artist Life channel on Youtube, who shows how to do a ball bounce two ways.

Mattock posts quite a bit of animation-related stuff. Be sure to download the free ball rig for Maya here.