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Animate the bouncing ball

importance: 5

Make a bouncing ball. Click to see how it should look:

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To bounce we can use CSS property top and position:absolute for the ball inside the field with position:relative.

The bottom coordinate of the field is field.clientHeight. The CSS top property refers to the upper edge of the ball. So it should go from 0 till field.clientHeight - ball.clientHeight, that’s the final lowest position of the upper edge of the ball.

To to get the “bouncing” effect we can use the timing function bounce in easeOut mode.

Here’s the final code for the animation:

let to = field.clientHeight - ball.clientHeight;

animate({
  duration: 2000,
  timing: makeEaseOut(bounce),
  draw(progress) {
    ball.style.top = to * progress + 'px'
  }
});

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