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[DL] The Puppet Master (source files) by Stefano96 [DL] The Puppet Master (source files) by Stefano96

(Aside the image that can appear misleading, I'd suggest to focus more on the description than focus on the image, because it's all the description the meaning of everything).
Since how I understood how to export animations from SFM, I always looked for something that could help me and other people to use them in the own models, without difficult and above all, without messing with .QC settings.
Given the great abundance of animations done by several users the last year and in the previews years too, I wondered "Is there a way to put all the animations inside one model, and using it as "puppet-line", and avoiding in this way to mess up and (or) even accidentally with the .QC settings, and at the same time, to avoid to re-compile the model (or models) when a new animation comes out?"
The answer it was a bombastic yes.
After some experiments, I discovered that the TF2 and HL2 characters use an "apparently and useless" model, and that is used as "puppet-line" in the .QCs, and in this way the models can always have animations and updated ones too, without either re-compiling the same models (ALWAYS about animations, just to be clear twice), and so I used the space occupied by the sequences used by ponies, with just one line.
Now, the sequences that once would have occupied a great part of the .QC
they occupy just a line .
I guess that some of you could write "Why didn't you make another kind of image?". I tried, but I wanted something unique, and that could attract people (and I hope to have make a good image this time, and I thank :iconsketchmcreations: to have helped me with the idea and the image itself too).
Now, going back about this "puppet-line", this is an important update for all the pony models, because in this way we can always have the animations updated and plus it's possible add them (in case if some new ones should come out) without re-compiling the pony model, but just re-compiling the main animations model file, and sparing a lot of time (and a lot of erros probably).
I made some source files too, in case someone wants to try this new "improvement", that there is always in the file that is in the link.
Plus, I made some animations file models too, in which there the animations that my source pack has (and to which I put credits, just to remember), plus new ones, of which mainly come from :iconpsfmer: (and I had a bad time to settle them, but I liked them so much, and I so put effort and I settled them in the best possible way), and other ones from other users of which I don't remember the name, because the animations that I put were on my SFM folder since several years, and so if someone recognizes some of them, write it.
The models animations files that I made are compatible for:
*enhanced pony models (males and females);
*my source pack, the one made by Aeridic [DL/Sourcefiles] Enhanced Mares DMX Kit and his other male pack, the one made by Nankha Overhaul Pony Source Files;
*standard ponies (V4 ponies), above all for people that still thinks that maths is an opinion.
I put in my source pack some .QCs with already the "puppet-line", so you can see what I mean.
If you need help about how to the animations files in Gmod, the tutorial is here Gmod Tutorial - Installing Non-workshop Addons by nikoiro
Models that actually work with this animations file:

[DL] Enhanced female ponies by Stefano96

[DL] Enhanced Ponies 2nd pack by Stefano96 [DL] Enhanced Ponies 3rd pack by Stefano96
[DL] Enhanced Mane 6 (Bat Version) by Stefano96 [DL] Enhanced Background Ponies (bat version) by Stefano96

[DL] FNAP Mane Six Enhanced Version
[DL] Enhanced male ponies

Future packs (and or models) that will work with that:

[DL] Polymorph Ponies V1

I will keep updated these files, with new animations and to fix what it needs to be fixed.
If you have problems, let me know.
Hope you like it.

Update 14/04/18
*added reversed animations (females and males);
*fixed some male animations.

Update 19/04/18
*added fluttershy's tail animations.

Update 21/04/18
*fixed a thing;
*added "readme", to help the users about how to use the content of the .rar file.

Update 27/05/18
*added animations file for Celestia, for Luna, for Chrysalis (that they'll never be used probably) and for the fillies;
*added .QC about the filly animations (about the Luna, Celestia and Chrysalis, I'm waiting for the right moment);
*other minor bugs have been fixed.

Update 30/06/2018
*added a .txt file about how to put the animations files in "GMOD&SFM" folder.
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HeinricH94 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really an excellent job, thanks to having made available and facilitated to all SFM Pony animators with these precious and well-received updates for all current and future models and animations Ponosi! Continua così! ;) :)
d0ntst0pme Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a little confused about this.
So basically, this thing allows (the above) models to have animations. However, the enhanced main six already have animations for me, despite me never downloading this one. So do the bats. The other enhanced packs don't, however. Is there anything I'm missing?
Stefano96 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but these files, allow you to have more animations, without compiling and re-compiling (every time that a new animation comes out) the model (or models), since it takes a lot of time, above all for a pack.
However, I put a ".txt" file in the pack, to help you with the animations files, and what I can tell you, is that on the description, there are the packs that now have the support of these animations files.
d0ntst0pme Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see. So I install this and everything on this list will have the included animations?
Stefano96 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Old and new ones
cynical-flitter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Oh wow that's cool. That would save a lot of code and lessen the risk of potential mistakes.
TGerror Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
this is cool
GreenMint4265 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Hmm... I'll likely understand why it's nicknamed "Puppet Master Source" once I start using Source Filmmaker. You agree to that, Stefano?
XRainbineX Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Good job Stefano That Model ist empressive ^_^
PSFMer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for including the fighting pack! And sorry if it took up a lot of your time to settle them ><
Stefano96 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's ok. Indeed, it was nice, because I really needed animations like that
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