After seeing a lot of ‘simple’ ball rigs kicking around, and finding the controls on most of them to be pretty limiting, I’ve had a go at making something a bit more flexible. This rig lets you set the origin and direction for squash and stretch independently of the main control, and also shift the stretch origin between the centre of the ball and the north and south poles. For good measure I threw a tail on the end of it as well, although this is optional.
It’s also achieved without resorting to lattices, which I gave myself a high 5 for. It’s not exactly a masterpiece of form and composition, but it is finished.
The blend file can be found here.