Also want to remind everyone that if I meet my next Patreon goal, I'll be releasing my models (as beta) publicly.
Thank you guys for supporting me lately! The goal is ever closer than it ever really has been.
It's been a long time coming, but I'm glad to announce that I am finally considering the facial rig revision phase of mine is now over. It has lasted since around November of last year. The effects were obvious; I have only been posting Pinkie renders and animations for the last half a year. I've only been doing that because the facial rig revisions have only been applied to Pinkie, and it wouldn't be a great use of my time to transfer unfinished tweaks to other characters (AJ, Pear Butter, and Coloratura) while I was still tweaking it. But now I am considering it pretty much done. I know some of you might be sick of seeing Ponk all the time (or maybe you think I'm some sort of Pinkie fanatic), but you can expect my future renders to now feature more character variety effective immediately.
Anywho, the point of this animation was to finally test the facial rig and make sure it was all working as intended before I considered it done enough. Got the animation done in about two days. Was surprisingly tricky to bridge all of these emotions properly as they transition without it feeling fake or disingenuous.
Special thanks to my patrons:
But other than that everything is literally perfect and I love your animations so much!
Awww one of my favorite ponies! <33 I love how you model and animate, they're so expressive and fluid just like they should be. Love the mane textures and the way the ears are crafted too!! Since there's an MLP CGI movie coming out I hope it looks something like this :^)