Popular science: The Falling Cat Problem

As we all know, no matter how a cat falls it always lands on its feet! Scientists have always been so fascinated by this effect that they came up with several models of how cats are able to do this. Our team discovered that the falling cat problem can be explained and depicted very well with the help of the physical tools in Cascadeur.

In this popular science article for animation magazine, we explain the physical principles of rotation that a cat uses in free fall. Our study describes in detail which physical forces and reflexes must interact during a free fall in order to enable the cat to turn 180 °.

Perhaps the most amazing result of our experiment is: the cat's tail is involved in the rotation, but it is not the most important factor! Even though our experiment might not be a scientific study, it is very interesting and, above all, very entertaining.

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