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DR Twilight Sparkle Puppet Rigs v1.1

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Flamingo1986 (Zachary Rich) is proud to present the front, three-quarters, and profile flash puppet rigs for Twilight Sparkle being used for his next pony animation - Double Rainboom!

You can download the .FLA in CS4.0 format in the "GALLERY" section of the film's official website here: [link]

v1.2 ► (Coming soon!) Back 3-Quarters view.
v1.1 ► (June 15th, 2012) Secondary hair pieces, teleportation SPFX.
v1.0 ► (May 1st, 2012) Official release - front, 3Q, & profile views fully nested with mouths, eyelids, cheeks, ears, magic SPFX, and other general body parts.

Woot! Version 1.1 is out! Let me know what you all think!

CREDITS
• Zachary Rich (assets, rigging)
• Kurt Smith (assets, rigging) [link]
• Michelle LaPalme (assets)
• Rachel McWhirter (assets) [link]
• Christer Jensen (assets)
• Travis Tessmer (assets)
• Sean Simon (assets)
• Eric Kurzmack (assets)

OTHER PUPPETS


• MLPFiM Original characters created by Lauren Faust & DHX Media • MLPFiM © Hasbro Inc. • Double Rainboom is no way designed to infringe upon the rights of Hasbro and DHX Media. It is, completely and utterly, a fan-made concept and intended for free distribution for the promotion of My Little Pony.
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ganjababy123456789Hobbyist Digital Artist
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First of all, I wanna really thank you so much for making these puppets. I always wanted to make an animation with these, but I'm not very good at it and I always fail. Anyways, these look real and are awesome! Very useful and comfortable, with this everyone can get started at animating with ponies, we would only need a storyline that comes from our heads and animating skills, then we would make some awesome animations and clips. Really dear, thank you so much for making these. As for the puppets, you did well on drawing the parts of the body, such as the legs and the head. As I said before, it looks really cool and official! Thank you so much!
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melosaurStudent Filmographer
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Hey there buddy! Nice job; the only thing is that in your front view of Twilight, her back legs are bow-legged. And if you look at some of the images of her front view (at least the ones I've managed to find on google) her hind legs don't protrude that far. She's got like, fat back legs and then normal back legs on your 3/4 ad profile. Just slim down those beefy hind legs in the profile, and I think you're good as gold. Of course, unless that's on purpose and it's meant to be that way? I'm not sure but, it looks a bit off. Good overall job though. Obviously, cause you're like, the master of ponies and stick men. But uh, yeah. Just go back and try to look through the episodes at Twilight in her front view and see if those hinds need to be slimmed down.
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FlamingoRichProfessional Filmographer
Good catch on the back legs! I'll make sure to tighten them up in v1.1 here at the end of this week. (I didn't give it much thought since the lower part of those legs are designed to be used for morphing the shape and can easily be fixed by the animator.)

Thanks for taking the time to critique it! :iconso-awesomeplz:
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melosaurStudent Filmographer
:iconyougotitdudeplz:
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dragonOllie15Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This has been done extremely well! The expressions in the boxes are easy to see, they match expressions seen in the animated series and are easy to use, the detail is marvelous and the presentation is very crisp, clear, professional and brilliant for reference! The color scheme used for Twilight Sparkle and the body parts are spot on, I'd imagine that the animators of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic would have constructed something similar to this, making it seem more organized, thoughtful and that extra bit more excellent. You've done an amazing job with this, be very proud of this, you've sure put the effort in!
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FlamingoRichProfessional Filmographer
Thanks for the beautiful and well-thought out critique! :heart:
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dragonOllie15Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome! It was my first :)
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BlackOrbGamingHobbyist Artist
Where are the eye parts?
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ShujiWakahisaaStudent General Artist
Does this also have 3Q back view? Also good job totally using it 
UncleReagan's avatar
UncleReaganStudent General Artist
Oh my god the nostalgia!
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DragonStar731Student Filmographer
:love: it :D
Kajio3033's avatar
The DL link is dead D:
DeathBoneDragon666's avatar
DeathBoneDragon666Hobbyist General Artist
uhhhh what happened to the site!!
DKSRShadowDancer's avatar
why isn´t that on the doublerainboom.com page anymore?
Twilightsparkl130's avatar
please for cs3 too
iirIggId's avatar
This is an amazing way to organize your flash and show material!
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BubblesArtsHobbyist General Artist
I can't download it now? :(
WoodyRamesses17's avatar
WoodyRamesses17Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you want to download the Twilight Sparkle FLA click here:
jerry411.myqnapcloud.com/share…
malamut2014's avatar
I cant download it
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WoodyRamesses17Hobbyist Digital Artist
MexiColt's avatar
Now that doublerainboom.com is down, where can I get your pony puppets rigs? :(
UltraTheHedgetoaster's avatar
UltraTheHedgetoasterHobbyist Artist
Ah, I've found out that at least some of the puppets are downloadable as *.fla straight from dA.  [link]
(Also see link-lists for other puppets on dA in the deviation descriptions.)
MexiColt's avatar
Hey Ultra! Thanks for the info :)
I was sad and mad against me, because I had a lot of chances to download the rigs from the site and I always let it for later, and suddenly, no more doublerainboom.com :'(
I found some customs rigs too, from this group:
pony-puppets.deviantart.com/
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UltraTheHedgetoasterHobbyist Artist
Same question as the above poster.

Found a custom-made Trixie-puppet: jordo76.deviantart.com/art/Tri…

I'm guessing with all these people using them, it'll not take too long before they start floating around all over the place. :)
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