Now this was an awesome project for me. Physics knowledge gave me a definite head start on some of the other students. This was one half of a two week project which involved animating three different ‘balls’ going down the stairs.
1. A tennis ball
2. A cannon ball
3. A balloon
The first two were pretty simple and quick to do but the balloon took a serious amount of effort to get it working. Its not perfect as its extremely difficult to animate the right level of random movement in just a couple of days but I was still pretty pleased with it all.
Again, this was another project done in Autodesk 3ds Max.