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Ultimate Ball Rig: A Free Squash and Stretch Scalable Bouncing Ball Rig (For Maya)

I created this ball rig for my upcoming animated short, but it could be used for some basic bouncing ball animation exercises as well.

It can do pretty much everything a bouncing ball rig should do, and a bit more:

  • It has squash and stretch controls.
  • These controls can be moved so that the stretching happens anywhere on the ball.
  • It has secondary rotation controls.
  • It’s scalable.
  • It’s free to download!

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  • Mohanpugaz

    cant open the ball rig , its showing error “reference file missing” i ve downloaded thrice and check it. plz help me or send any other links to mohanpugaz@gmail.com .

  • http://davidfloydcg.com David Floyd

    Hi,

    I downloaded the ball rig, and the controls are there, but it looks like the geometry was from a referenced file that is not included.
    “Reference file not found: /Users/mormeroz/Desktop/geometry_exercise/maya//models/ball/ball_model_001.ma”

    Thanks,

    David

    • Morr Meroz

      Thanks for letting me know, I accidentally forgot to import the referenced geo. It’s fixed now and you can download it again.

  • http://davidfloydcg.com David Floyd

    The rig is looking great! There are some unimportant errors on my machine due to a ‘base_OpenGL_Renderer’ which is not registered. Not going to cause problems, but might scare someone who is not sure why it’s erroring.

    Thanks for the great rig!

  • http://idonthaveawebsiteyet ila-boubson

    i downloaded the the ball rig but when i try to open it a window pops out and says that i can not open it because of some data loss. the folder i downloaded only contains one scene which is the bloop-ultimate-ball- rig. do i need to download some additional resources. plz help am just new here and thanks in advance.

  • Elliot

    Please tell me how you disabled the lattice’s rotation influence on the geometry… :(

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  • Andrew

    Hello, this looks like a great rig! Does the ball have a control for rolling? As in, does it have a control that rotates/rolls correctly when it translates, so the surface appears to stick to the ground as it rolls, regardless of the speed of the ball? Thank you!

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