Pendulum swing loop

Hey, this is a very short looped animation, rendered with Cycles. I’ve always wanted to create something like this, I was fascinated with these “perpetual” machines as a kid. Check it out, link below. Let me know what you think.

Another angle and lighting setup:

I love the idea, and the detail in your render!

However, it made me feel a bit uncomfortable. Alarm bells were going off as I watched, “This looks wrong!”

Check out this slow-motion pendulum swing, and see how much all the balls move during each swing:

Real-time speed:

You might be able to improve on your render if you used the physics engine.

Good luck!