Animation Principles

Activity 2: Drawing a Pendulum

30 mins Beginner


This exercise demonstrates the effects of gravity on the swing of a ball, as well as the spacing of the drawings in the action. Using the arcs, path of action and ease-in and ease-out concepts you learned about, create a new animation project in Harmony.


You can download the provided sample material for this module and use the following templates to use as a reference to compare with your final sketch. Don't forget to unzip (uncompress) the files before placing them in your library.

  • MO-PRIN-004/06-pendulum-path-timing-chart.tpl
  • MO-PRIN-004/07-pendulum-key-poses.tpl
  • MO-PRIN-004/08-pendulum-animation.tpl


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