I made Kendama CGI model from scratch, which is Japanese traditional toy to play throw and catch ball with the wooden bar.
The bark on the floor is a photo I took outside. I like the resulting displacement.
This is the inside of a garden lantern of a temple. Sun light comes from over there. I omitted composited shadow over the stone because the rounded shadow was unreal.
Kendama in black backdrop.
The video is a collection of rigid body physics of the Kendama. I couldn’t make string between ball and body. That was uncanny difficult more than it looks.
The hardest part is simulation of binding constraint tying ball and body. For the motion, I applied generic spring constraint and container sphere so that the ball can rotate around the body and roll on its own axis as well.
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You can download the blend file from the Blendswap page.