This week we had a look at pendulums, and a look into how to animate both looping and decaying pendulums, and the physics of why pendulums work. There are two things that govern pendulums, weight/gravity, and momentum. Pendulums are very useful in animation because they are seen everywhere in nature, especially in walks and all joint movements see as all joints form pendulums.

Here is my Pendulum with decay animation. This was one of the most challenging things I’ve had to animate because of the time it takes for a pendulum to reach rest. In doing this again I would defintely keep a proper bar sheet to be able to plan more how it would decay.


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