How to Animate a Bouncing Ball in Cinema 4D

Bouncing Balls

One of the fundamentals of animation is learning how to animate a bouncing ball. In this quick tutorial, you'll learn some basic principles of timeline manipulation to help you produce a more realistic ball bounce. Let me know how you get on by leaving a comment below.

How to Animate a Bouncing Ball in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, you'll quickly model, texture and light a scene to put your bouncy ball in. Then you'll learn how to animate and keyframe a ball and edit its animation tracks in the timeline.

Next, you'll look at adjusting keyframe interpolation using the tangent handles and how to break those tangents so that you have control over the incoming and outgoing curves for your keyframes.

Note: See also my related Cinema 4D tutorial, How To Adjust Keyframe Interpolation.

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Welcome to the official MAXON UK Blog. This blog provides the most up-to-date official information about MAXON, its products – in particular its flagship product Cinema 4D – and the Cinema 4D community. You can expect to see posts from a wide variety of MAXON UK employees.