Multiball Rig Demo

Introduction

Watch this brief video to see what the course is all about!

Chapter 1: Developing Your Eye

Learning to animate is learning to see.

Chapter 2: Everything is a Bouncing Ball

Complex animation is a collection of its simple animations. And those simple animations can almost always be analyzed as bouncing balls.

Chapter 3: More Ball Animation Goodness

Not so fast - I'm not done teaching you everything there is learn from bouncing balls!

Chapter 4: Let's not forget Squash & Stretch

This is the last chapter focusing on ball animation. Who knew there was so much to learn from balls?

Chapter 5: Into the Character Realm

We're diving into characters at this point. In this chapter, we cover one more animation principle and introduce you to the VonnBots!

Chapter 6: Can you walk the walk?

Summon all your animation skills to create believable and appealing walk cycles for the Stomp and Rivet VonnBots.

Chapter 7: In Closing

Congrats on finishing the course! If you're wondering where to go from here, this video from Wayne answers that question.

Lesson Questions and Answers

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  • Replies: 1

    Not able to see the UI panel at all, even after installing the script and running it…

    3 months ago

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      Didn’t have the object selected, my mistake

      3 months ago

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    I can’t change the ‘ball type’ in the UI panel either. Have someone come up with a solution? I have tried working on Blender version 2.77 but the problem persists.

    4 months ago

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      You will most likely have a warning in the top info bar with a button that says “reload trusted”.
      This will fix the issue.

      3 months ago

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    Where is the multi-ball source file for download? I can’t find it.

    4 months ago

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      Same here!? I though it would be in the boot camp source file.

      4 months ago

      • I was asking the same thing. There is no Multiball Rig in the Source file. Kind of confusing

        4 months ago

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      It’s in the course files under this particular video. Same with most of the other source files for the exercises.

      4 months ago

      • I have that but what I can’t find is the .py file. I can’t change the ball type in the UI. I can go under the scene tab and hide the ones I don’t want but the balls keep changing back.

        4 months ago

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    I can’t seem to get the script to work. Is the bouncing ball with errors file the right one?

    4 months ago

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      Oh I get it. It’s just the rig inside you are referring to. I still can’t get that script to work though. Hmm

      4 months ago

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      Oh. Found it. Had to toggle something on.

      4 months ago

      • Glad you got it sorted Jubes.

        4 months ago

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    I can’t seem to change the ‘ball type’ in the UI panel – all I can do is hide the different types in the ouliner which is a bit of a pain when animating it…

    4 months ago

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      Thanks lordgert, we’ll look into that. There might be an issue with the file.

      4 months ago

      • I’ve never gotten the script to work, but could deal with it with previous animations. Now, with the multiple balls exercise, I can’t get the ball to stay where I’ve set it. As soon as I try to move a ball, it changes back to a basketball, and everything’s visibility is turned on in the outliner.

        4 months ago

      • Neither can I change the “ball type” sin the UI Panel. Plus whenever I select 1 of the 4 tans (Root, Body, Squash, Spin) the UI flies all over the place , AND does NOT even select its respective counterpart (If a click “Squash” it highlights in the tab but does nothing to the squash controls in the viewport. This exercise is quite glitchy, so much so that I can’t continue until fixed. Using 2.77

        4 months ago

      • Got the script running, but cannot change texture with the script, sad to say.

        1 week ago

      • Try pressing ‘reload trusted’ in the info bar and have ‘auto-run-python-scripts’ in the user prefs.

        1 week ago