Here is a short animation test using Blender 2.55.

I created most of this on my way back from Berea, OH, while Ron Hopper drove. I only worked on it for around an hour, and set it to rendering, but the battery on the laptop died on me, so I finished the project when I got home. So, long story short, above is my first animated ball animation – all shiny and bouncy!

Critique is very welcome!