Expression Library

Dangling Object

Author: Dan Ebberts

Creates a realistic drop and bounce effect for a sign or other object hanging by a string or strings.

This excellent tutorial walks you through the process for animating an object hanging by two strings. With some adaptation this expression can also be applied to an object hanging by one string, like a lightbulb).

Code Sample

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					//For Drop Bounce of Object: 

veloc = 35;
amplitude = 30;
decay = 1.0;
y = amplitude*Math.cos(veloc*time)/Math.exp(decay*time);
value + [0, y]

//For the Swinging Rotation Effect:

veloc = 7;
amplitude = 80;
decay = .7;
amplitude*Math.sin(veloc*time)/Math.exp(decay*time)