Turns out I can't import videos to Flash correctly, so I really recommend clicking the YouTube button. Otherwise you get to see what the video looks like before I adjust everything, which I guess might be interesting if you want to figure out all of my animation secrets.
(Hint: there aren't any.)
Music: Gentleman by Psy Programs: Flash CS4 and After Effects CS6 Time: ~30 hours Moral Fabric of the Universe: Destroyed EQD: [link]
The epic piece of artwork that you can see in the background is inspired by Happy Holidays by Br0ny And all the voice work is done by TheRobotButterfly! Who happened to also do voicework for a previous animation, Lyra's secret. Also, I seemed to have picked up a helper! Kaig3n has generously offered to help with vectoring, and he vectored all the furniture and walls! : D This wouldn't have gotten done without Kaig3n's help, it would have just sat on the backburner for the rest of eternity. :3
I've been enormously busy! In case you couldn't tell. I hope to put together a journal entry soon about my crazy animation school antics but for now, you get this. Pinkie Pie. Talking in Cyborg's voice. Creepin' you out. xD
I made this as a puppet test for my friend *Flamingo1986 's epic fan project, Double Rainboom ([link]). I'm not only an animator, but also background supervisor and preproduction artist. I kinda do all the things.
I hope to start updating Deviantart again at some point... I miss you guys! ;____;
is holding a month-long raffle to help fund his team's trip to Bronycon this summer! This model will be turned into a 3D printed figure, and given as a prize to one lucky winner. The winner can even specify what pose they want the model to be in!
EDIT: Puppet tutorial for Double Rainboom here if you're interested: [link]
Forgot I made this over a month ago. I am in no way an animator, but after spending so much time working on our fan film, Double Rainboom, as a background artist and then seeing my director and awesome friend Zach's puppet tutorial, I just had to give puppets a try. Honestly once you figure out what the hell you're doing they're quite fun to play around with. I don't think I did too badly for a first try. I definitely want to learn more about animation and I think this was a fun starting point. c:
Anyway have some Rarity being a silly filly.
Rarity Filly Puppet c) All Double Rainboom related things c)
Part of applying for being on the Double Rainboom animation crew was making two animation tests, and showing you know how to use not only Flash but also the (very awesome and intricate) animation puppets designed for the episode.
This is one of the animation tests I made. I took a random sound file from my computer and used it as a base for learning how to animate the Twilight puppet.
Also, Twilight apparently doesn't like bees. Who knew?
Many grand thank you's to for his incredible help with critiquing this during production and also teaching me some other interesting tidbits of animation.
If you want to learn more about the Double Rainboom project, or even download and use the exact same puppet I used here, head over to the Double Rainboom website: [link]