#igetbuckets

So, as you may know, i love basketball. Originally i was going to have someone dribble and dunk a basketball into the hoop i drew but i realized that that would take too long considering how long it took to draw the court and the hoop. I decided to just do an animation of a basketball going into the hoop and i like the way it turned out.

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Bowling Animation

For my animation I decided to make a bowling alley. I thought it would be really hard and complex, but it was more of really small steps and a few obstacles. The biggest problem I had was figuring out how to make the bowling ball look realistic. At first it was just to figure out how to make it look 3-D and then after I figured out how to do it, I had the make the ball get smaller and smaller as it rolled down the lane. To fix the 3-D issue, I used a gradient and made the ball look brighter near one surface of the ball. To make the ball gradually get smaller, I added more keyframes in and just made the ball a little smaller at each keyframe. Making the bowling pins go flying was pretty simple because I just added a rotation to them. Overall, I am happy with the outcome of my project.