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Animation Exercises

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Animation Exercises

 

Here you'll find some examples of classic animation exercises.


 

Ball Drop Exercise

A ball bounces on the ground, either straight up and down or with an additional sideways motion. This may be done as a cycle or with the height of each bounce progressively lower.

Pencil test by Aggie Cheung (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

Pencil test by Kanako Shibanuma (SJSU, Art 114 , Spring 2008)

Pencil test by Scott LaFleur (SJSU, Art 28, Fall 2005)

Pencil test by Micah Sibert (SJSU, Art 114, Spring 2006)

 


 

Brick Drop Exercise

A brick tips over and falls off of a shelf, bouncing on the ground.

Pencil test by Daniel Domurat (SJSU, Art 114, Spring 2008)

Pencil test by Katie Corna (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

Pencil test by Kenneth Calvert (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

Pencil test by Laura Lee (SJSU, Art 28, Fall 2006)

 


 

Sack Drop Exercise

A flour sack falls to the ground.

Pencil test by Cullen Brown (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

Pencil test by Katie Corna (SJSU, Art 28, Fall 2005)

Pencil test by Katie Corna (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

Pencil test by Kanako Shibanuma (SJSU, Art 114, Spring 2008)

 


 

Leaf or Paper Drop Exercise

A small leaf or a sheet of paper floats down to the ground in a complicated path of action.

Leaf drop pencil test by Anthony Ashton (SJSU, Art 28, Fall 2005)

Leaf drop pencil test by Scott LaFleur (SJSU, Art 28, Fall 2005)

Leaf drop pencil test by Micah Sibert (SJSU, Art 114, Spring 2006)

Paper drop pencil test by Vu Mai (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

Paper drop pencil test by Katie Corna (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

 


 

Water Balloon Drop Exercise

A water balloon drops to the ground; it rolls and jiggles before coming to rest.

Pencil test by Kenneth Calvert (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

Pencil test by Vu Mai (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2007)

Pencil test by Chris McKane (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2005)

Pencil test by Wilbur Liang (SJSU, Art 114, Fall 2008)

 


 

Human Jump Exercise

A character jumps over an obstacle.

Pencil test by Daniel Domurat (SJSU, Art 114, Spring 2008)

 


 

Walk Cycle Exercise

A character's walk is animated as a repeating cycle.

 


If you have a good example of an animation exercise, we'd love to see it. Go to the Your Contributions page and tell us about it. You can give us a link or upload your clip to the Contributions folder.

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