The main focus of this assignment was all about preperation. They teach you should spend almost as much time planning as you do in animating. Below is a diagram charting out a ball bouncing to a stop. As easy as it may seem I saved a lot of time sketching it out first.

Here is the animation.

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Not perfect by anymeans. It actually slows down too fast at the end. Part of the problem is we are limited on how many frames we can use. So I was trying bring it to a stop before frame 100. I should have had the bounce start to loose energy sooner. The other part of the problem I was fighting the graph editor while attmepting to learn how to use it. I did not quite grasp the in's and out's. While I still have a lot to learn in the graph editor, things did finally start to click while working on the next assignment!

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