In Adobe After Effects, I am trying to animate a letter first »lying« on the ground, then jumping up and falling down again. I want the animation to look believable, meaning that the jumping and falling animation is somewhat according to how the object would behave under the influence of actual physics. As of right now, my animations look very static and rigid. I'd be great if someone could give me some insight into how I can improve my animation.
Below I have posted screenshots of how my animation is set up right now as well as a
.gif of the animation along with an example of the kind of smoothness and dynamic I would like to achieve (the example is a taken from a design by Studio Feixen from Switzerland, http://www.studiofeixen.ch/shanghai/)
Setup of my animation:
How my animation looks like right now: