The indescribable joy of seeing something come to life was somewhat unique to my beginner years. As I slowly acquired the skills and made animation my career, that sheer wonderment has been replaced with a warm familiarity and bitter-sweetness.
The only comparable 'beginner joy' was when I first learnt Maya expressions to do automative animation. The relationship between animation and algorithms has always fascinated me greatly since then.
a quick test to apply acceleration to the cup spinning, by using a wheel with calculated marks to dictate how much degrees to spin in each frame. (jul 2018)
To me now, math and tech are still unfamiliar enough to enable spontaneous creativity. Here are some small collections.