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All artwork and animation in this blog unless otherwise stated is Copyright © 2015 Eric R. Watson 'AKA' Cyber Six (Cyber Six is not intended to be a play on words. It is in fact a comic book and animation. You may read about them if you'd like by following this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Six) All Rights Reserved. All artwork and content on this blog are property of the artist unless otherwise indicated. Do not use, reproduce, post, copy, or distribute any image or media without permission. I'm an artist and flash animator. Recently, I've begun learning Maya 8.5. Okay, my avatar is not a picture of me. In fact, it is a picture of a famous Japanese singer who sang in an all girl pop group named SPEED during the mid to late 90s. Her name is Hiroko Shimabukuro. Hiro for short. Unfortunately, they disbanded several years ago. I recently found out they are back together and singing as SPEED. Freelance Union Article: 5 Tips for Preventing Procrastination. "Prolific people don’t wait to be moved, they begin the work, and the work moves them to create more." ~ Jonathon Kastner

My Archival Space.. No, It's NOT The Final Frontier

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Gif Animation of a Bouncing Ball

The other animation is a lot more involved than this one. Even though this seems simple; it really is the foundation for all character animated movement. Animating a ball can be as complex or, as simple as an artist wants it to be. It came out better than I thought it would. I used frame by frame symbolized vector animation for this. Next time, I'll upload some screen grabs from the animation session.

The animation itself is twenty-six frames long with two layers. One layer holds the horizon line and the lines that visually describe the ball's bouncing path. The ball is a symbol that I squashed and stretched to give it the illusion of life. This was animated using an antiquated version of Flash. Macromedia Flash MX.

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