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TheRealDJTHED
Derek Gomen
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
DJTHED here... At least it would be if a random person from Germany didn't create a DeviantArt account here with that exact same name 8 years ago and never used it... So I guess I'm now known as "TheRealDJTHED" around these parts now...

Eh...



Support me on Patreon! Any little bit helps. The less I have to worry about money the more time I can work on providing content for you guys instead of looking for a real job like stacking shelves or something. I'd much rather do the former.


www.patreon.com/djthed

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Anyway, I exclusively work in 3D. I'm an amateur 3D Animator that also is working on becoming better at 3D modeling and rigging. I have no professional experience with 3D Animation, and I have not received any schooling at all for it either. I know what I know because I constantly observe how things move in real life, and why things move the way they move. I do the same for any theatrical release of a 3D Animated film when I watch it. And I experiment with what I've observed from all that all the time in Blender. I've picked up a lot of things over the last couple years on what makes animation look good, and I can usually identify what looks bad in an animation and come up with a possible solution. With that said, due to my lack of professional experience and lack of schooling, I'm sure my animation workflow is lacking in solid fundamentals. I still struggle to approach certain types of movements in animation, even what would seem like pretty basic things.

My primary 3D software of choice is Blender. Blender is capable of so much, it's nearly at the same level of capability as its paid counterparts. I may end up using other pieces of software at some point if I ever get into this professionally, because for as far as I know, Blender isn't used often in the professional world, but Maya is. But even if that does happen, I doubt I would ever not use Blender as my "At Home" primary 3D application.

No I will not use SFM.

It's using a video game engine from 2003... And really it's even much older than that since Source was built from the Quake engine if I recall correctly. That shit is ancient. But really, the main reason I don't use SFM is that I feel that it's very clunky, lacking in features, and doesn't fit well to the fluidity of my workflow. And I suppose as I am someone that has been using Blender for 8 years, I find Blender infinitely more intuitive.
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Flying Rainbow Dash Version 2
If you wish to support me, here's my Patreon link:
www.patreon.com/djthed

Paypal Alternative:
goo.gl/YTgduc

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Here's the old Version 1:

I uploaded Version 1 knowing that the wings weren't completely ideal. But considering how long I've been sitting on this wing project, I figured that I'd upload it as it was and hopefully seek some outside perspective on what could be changed, as I've been staring at those wings for months and I've just gotten used to them the way the were. Maybe it would be cleaner to not upload flawed renders knowingly for general audience retention or whatever, but I feel like uploading now and seeking outside perspective was more important to the quality of the model in the long term. And thanks to all the feedback I got, especially from the user Ihmislehma :iconihmislehma: who gave very detailed feedback for the wings in the comments section from the previous version, I'm now very, very happy with how these wings look AND function now.

Version 1: TestRender3 v7 Wings by TheRealDJTHEDVersion 2: TestRender3 v10 Wings by TheRealDJTHED

The biggest change is to the leading edge feathers, also known as the minor coverts I believe. I knew that would be the biggest issue people would have with the wings upon uploading Version 1, as that was the part I least understood about wing anatomy until recently. But thanks to the feedback I was given, I have a better understand of what I needed to do for those part of the wings. The new minor coverts are fundamentally much more simple than the old ones, as all the feathers on each layer are all connected into one mesh, rather than the minor covert being all separated into individual feather meshes, which was a pain to properly rig.

The next most notable change is the overall feather layout for the rest of the feathers being adjusted. Not much else to say about them other than they just look better and feel more like wings than before.

And despite all of those changes, the wing rigging I've set up from before functions basically the exact same, as I only needed to make minor adjustments to it to accommodate the new feather layout. The wings still fold properly, they just look better now.

Here's a little bonus. It's an HDRI rotation to show off how the materials from the model as a whole reacts to light from all angles. I did this to more finely tune the transparency settings of the wings, but I thought I'd make this public as well:

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Katharine Berry
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StableCoder
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PaperoPony
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Rainbow Dash 360 HDRI Rotation
Rotation of an HDRI background to easily visualize how the model's materials react to light from all angles.
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Flying Rainbow Dash Version 1
This deviation is outdated.

Version 2 can be found here:

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If you wish to support me, here's my Patreon link:
www.patreon.com/djthed

Paypal Alternative:
goo.gl/YTgduc

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As promised, here's another render showing off the wings a bit more. Just keep in mind that for the functionality to work, I needed to increase the density of the feathers quite drastically compared to the show-style wings. The wings I have here are able to fold up and spread without model swaps, which I felt was the most important things to get working when figuring out wings. But in terms of their cosmetic look, I'd certainly like to hear some more feedback.

The wings are the same model I used in the last render, but I also changed a few things with the materials for the model as a whole. The most prominent change is the change to the hair materials, which should actually shade more like hair compared to before (the Specular highlight is no longer just plain white):

Before: TestRender3 v5 (HAIR BEFORE) by TheRealDJTHED After: TestRender3 v8 (HAIR AFTER) by TheRealDJTHED

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Special thanks to my patrons:
Katharine Berry
R&DFunder539
Bastler
CyberPon3
Flopzee
MCtoastie
JetWave
StableCoder
The Smiling Pony
TheGreatSako
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Rainbow Dash
TIMELAPSE of the Creation of the Model:

If you wish to support me, here's my Patreon link:
www.patreon.com/djthed

Paypal Alternative:
goo.gl/YTgduc

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It's been a while since I made a new character model, hasn't it? Well, a lot of that has to do with the wings, but I'll talk more about that in a future submission.

Anywho, I linked to a Timelapse video at the top of this description. The timelapse goes over the whole process of the Rainbow Dash model conversion regarding the mane and tail. I'm pretty happy with how the timelapse turned out, and I'm also pretty happy with how Rainbow Dash's mane and tail turned out too.

I'll be posting more Renders soon, showing off the wings a bit more. While I figured out a lot of the technical hurdles when it comes to rigging the wings, I still want to improve how they look, cosmetically. So, feel free to critique the wing's appearance, especially in the renders I'll be posting soon after this one. I'm happy with how the wing rig turned out, but I want more outside perspective on how they look cosmetically.

Rotation:

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Special thanks to my patrons:
Katharine Berry
R&DFunder539
Bastler
CyberPon3
Flopzee
MCtoastie
JetWave
StableCoder
The Smiling Pony
TheGreatSako
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Rainbow Dash Rotation
TIMELAPSE of the Creation of the Model:

If you wish to support me, here's my Patreon link:
www.patreon.com/djthed

Paypal Alternative:
goo.gl/YTgduc

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It's been a while since I made a new character model, hasn't it? Well, a lot of that has to do with the wings, but I'll talk more about that in a future submission.

Anywho, I linked to a Timelapse video at the top of this description. The timelapse goes over the whole process of the Rainbow Dash model conversion regarding the mane and tail. I'm pretty happy with how the timelapse turned out, and I'm also pretty happy with how Rainbow Dash's mane and tail turned out too.

I'll be posting more Renders soon, showing off the wings a bit more. While I figured out a lot of the technical hurdles when it comes to rigging the wings, I still want to improve how they look, cosmetically. So, feel free to critique the wing's appearance, especially in the renders I'll be posting soon after this one. I'm happy with how the wing rig turned out, but I want more outside perspective on how they look cosmetically.

Static:

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Special thanks to my patrons:
Katharine Berry
R&DFunder539
Bastler
CyberPon3
Flopzee
MCtoastie
JetWave
StableCoder
The Smiling Pony
TheGreatSako
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:iconcalmsphy:
Calmsphy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019
Hey, there you are! I was looking or you. Here, take my watch.
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Rabid-Reptile Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019
Amazing work!
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UniversalKun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the group request! DeviantArt glitched out on me. X'D

Just decline it!
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AzzyDevine Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice seeing you again! I had an old account by the name of OmegaCareUnit that I criticised your models on. I gotta say, I LOVE how things have turned out. You've improved so drastically since the last time I viewed your works. Hope you keep up the good work!
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SonicShadowWolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work on your models! I'm curious, do you do commissions by any chance?
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Batonya12561 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome anims! 
Any plans on selling blender pony models? 
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GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
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(>•.•)
c((")(")
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planetI Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
You are a really good animator dude!
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MaximArrtist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are a real animator? Because OMG THEY ARE AMAZING =)=)=)=)
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