Bouncing Ball

Here’s my animation of a bouncing ball:

I used Adobe After Effects to create it. As I am still very new to After Effects and animation in general, I did at first find it quite tricky to do, but with practice and some tutorials I managed to learn the method of creating the bouncing ball.

Overall I also managed to understand the concepts behind making it look as realistic as possible. For example the use of rotation (and adding a simple design so that the rotation of the ball is more visible) and altering the energy – changing the shape of the ball when it is at different points (by squashing and stretching).

Here’s a few screenshots that I took during the process: