A colleague of mine recommended a new DVD tutorial series to me, Dan Kuenster's Animation Bootcamp, so I thought I’d get the first disk and work through the exercises to see what I can learn. The first lesson goes right back to basics; a bouncing ball with a floppy knot and a face. The lesson video involved Dan working through the task and encouraged viewers to try the exercises themselves. So here’s my attempt at exercise number 1:
And here’s my X-sheet, which was really just copied from the suggested plan on the DVD. Although I was following Dan’s plan, I tried to add a little something of my own, including more of a curved path back to the top of the bounce and a spin too.