For the theme of Play and Force, this week I work on the concept of animal’s motion which related to the gravity. Force of the gravity is something strong and cannot resist, when humans, objects or some species of animals fall from the height will resalt with damages. On the other hand, animals like cats evolved to deal with the gravity. Somehow, it seems like cats can move through the flow of force which cannot be seen.
During my research, I found the videos of the motion of cat landing on the ground and how its anatomy react to the impingement, and how it manages the position to land on it feet - Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics | Smarter Every Day 58 (https://youtu.be/RtWbpyjJqrU). For the inspiration of my weekly exercise, I looked at the experiment when the cats are in zero gravity- Weightless Cats - Do Space Cats Land On Their Feet? (https://youtu.be/O9XtK6R1QAk). To play with the idea of force, I created the condition how the animation would go. I decided to use box to be the environment where the character can be animated around with the force when it comes to be performed within limited space.
This week, I created 3D animation of cat bouncing on the surface with landing animation. Similar to the law of physic that action equals reaction, this animation shows the cat character bouncing endlessly between the surfaces regardless the direction of gravity.
My inspiration came from the game ‘Fall Guys’ (2020) by Mediatonic, where the gravity is the main condition of the game.