We had three main ideas.
- Carl Jr re-enacting the Pixar Lamp
- Carl Jr doing hurdles
- Carl Jr and the Obstacle Course
We decided to use the latter and then also bring in the little ball with the tail.
The first idea was being done by Anna’s group, and the second idea would have been difficult to do in five seconds, because the idea was to have Carl jumping over progressively higher hurdles.
I tried to correct the issue I had with the ball’s momentum.
I’m not entirely sure what the issue actually is.
I know that by adding in more keyframes, that the animation is therefore supposed to slow down, but I can’t really tell if it did or not.
You can see from the screenshots below that I did in fact add more keyframes as the ball reached the halfpipe- it should slow down and then speed up as it launches skyward.
I also fixed the tail, because at certain points on the halfpipe it sank into it.
Fixed Version Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAMM1A_L_JQ&index=5&list=PL3ZwHKJqL0UZPNIzWRxyHtaFNQc6qClHp
Original Version Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evUTFvXn5Yc&list=PL3ZwHKJqL0UZPNIzWRxyHtaFNQc6qClHp&index=6
We had to rearrange the obstacle course and turn the tail on the ball, so as it went through the course we had the pleasure of animating the tail at the same time.
I actually found it easier to animate the ball with the tail rather than without- I’m weird like that.