View Full Version : Spinning Puck Animation

02-13-2004, 10:47 AM
I am trying to animate a spinning puck for a "Slap Shot" promo that I am working on. It will obviously be very similar to a spinning coin which I'm sure one of you has done in the past. The closest thing I've done is a spinning Monopoly hat using Electric Image a long time ago. The spinning part is not the problem, it's the slowing down and stopping part that's really messing with my head.

Please help.


02-13-2004, 01:03 PM
graph editor. bezier curve to control the speed of the rotation.

i'll try to work up a sample.

02-13-2004, 01:09 PM
here ya go. it was made on a mac, so i hope it works.

02-13-2004, 01:12 PM
here's a typical curve for what you want . . .

02-13-2004, 02:55 PM
Thanks pdrake but that's not exactly what I'm looking for. Check out the example on the CGTalk thread, it's the slowing and laying down that I was having trouble with.

Appreciate your help though.


02-16-2004, 05:26 PM
i went camping, so wasn't able to reply.

here is one sample with a nice little curve to it also. hope it still helps.