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  • Software:Blender 2.78  ·
  • Difficulty:Intermediate

Rules of the Exercise

  • 1
    Animation is the splined and polished (finished) version.
  • 2
    Rivet's jump and landing reads well and is appealing.
  • 3
    Body mechanics adhere to the principles of animation.

Yeah, you can make that jump.

This exercise is designed to be an application of the information learned in Chapter 2 of the Animation Workflow & Body Mechanics course. The overall goal is to animate the Rivet character jumping from the top of a box to the floor. You should have already completed the blocking precursor to this exercise.

This exercise is the SPLINING and POLISHED version of the shot.


  1. Open your saved blocking animation of this shot (from the previous exercise).
  2. Finishing Splining and Polishing the Rivet character leaping from the top of the box and landing on the floor.
  3. Render your animation as either (A) an openGL viewport render or (B) a lit Cycles render..
  4. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  5. Finally, submit your exercise by clicking the Submit Exercise button in the top-right corner of this page and pasting your video's URL.