For this project, a ball character with a tail is animated moving through an obstacle course. The story behind the animation is a character who starts out with a lot of energy to bounce up the stairs, but then gets tired and decides to exert all its energy to bounce up what seems like an endless staircase. Only to have to skid to a stop at the last second of course. The challenge was to make the ball have character and have a story showing a problem with a solution. A humorous, unexpected twist is incorporated into my animations to get good reactions out of viewers. This project in particular was the first successful rendered animation with Autodesk Maya.