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Rainbow Dash Animated Wing Showcase by TheRealDJTHED Rainbow Dash Animated Wing Showcase by TheRealDJTHED
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Finally, I get to show off the wings in motion. The wings as you see them here is the same exact wings as the Version 2 render I published about a week ago.

As you can see, the wings are able to fold unfold without the use of model swaps, and with barely any use of corrective shape keys. On top of that, the wings are very flexible, despite all of the individual feather models being present.

While I did make this animation to show off the wings, I feel like I spent a lot of that time animating the hair manually again. Spent around 2 whole days just dedicated to that part, while the entire animation has been done in about 5 days. Par for the course now, I suppose.

I'm glad that the wings are as good as they are now, and I should be able to move on from this. But of course, if you feel like there's something that could still be better about how the wings look, feel free to let me know. Just keep in mind that the type of wings I'm going for is for the wings to be functional enough to properly fold up, but I'm not necessarily gunning for hyper realistic wings either. I'm still trying to keep the overall shaping and styling of the wings as close to show style as possible while allowing the wings to be functional. Basically, I'm not gunning for hyper-realism. where every piece of wing anatomy being present. Instead, there should be just enough of it to allow the wings to fold and animate properly without model swaps.

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Trojan-Pony Featured By Owner 22 hours ago   Digital Artist
I really admire the way you transcribe the MLP style into such expressive,smooth 3D animations without losing its essence.
Now,this wing rigging got me astonished. Wings are already tipically hard stuff to rig and get good results : primaries,secondaries,folding,and so on. The wing motion itself requires study and observation. And you managed not only to rig it and animate it with quality,but also convincinly stylize it.
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MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019
The only bad thing about good art is, I never think that whatever I type in the comments enough to do it justice.  That being said, this is extremely beautifully designed and animated.  It is so smooth and natural, and every part of her looks like it realistically should (her mane, tail, wings, everything.)  It's like if Rainbow Dash could exist in out world, or at the very least was a CGI character, this is how she'd most likely look.

I too love how you managed to make her look feminine in body language and expression - Dashie does have a feminine side, despite being a tomboy character.  If you ask me, she looks really cute like this.  ^_^
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:iconpinkymusic:
PinkyMusic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019
Another incredible animation
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:iconthecomfortable:
TheComfortable Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Ahhhhh you are amazing!
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:icon1stastrastudio:
1stAstraStudio Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Beautiful wings!
=^_^=
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:iconsonicdude645:
Sonicdude645 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
So cute!!
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:iconleon0747:
leon0747 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2019
Wonderful animation! Dashie is alive!
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:iconyasuuko:
Yasuuko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute
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:iconblackatstoryteller:
blaCkATstoryteller Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019
I think the wings are... flat a little bit. It's like they are made of paper.
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:iconhyikate:
Hyikate Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2019
Have you gotten any offers for your awesome skills?
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:iconvanillaghosties:
VanillaGhosties Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your animation is so smooth and seamless, it's unbelievable. And those wings are looking (and working) awesome. Beautiful stuff~
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:iconfermin-tenava:
Fermin-Tenava Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
It's time like this that make me really hate 2D-traditionalists.

Sure, 2D has its own charme and amazing looks, but the same goes for CGI like yours! I hope people will someday understand that CG on its own can be just as lovely, and that it's just as much (if not MORE) work as 2D cells.
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:iconcreativefoxx13:
CreativeFoxx13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
If there was a CGI/3D My Little Pony special, it would be awesome for you to animate that episode with your awesome animation skills!
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:iconpanhead537:
PanHead537 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019
I agree!
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:iconmassgamer25:
MassGamer25 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The quality is so good I want to cry
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:iconpoowndraww:
PoownDraww Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Just perfect! 
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice 3D work. :)
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:iconstormtomten:
Stormtomten Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
She's such a show-off!

Love how you didn't stop at a "simple" open-flap-close cycle.
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:iconpeekofwar:
Peekofwar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
I find it funny that you took the time to animate everything, despite this mostly being about the wings... I like it though. So lifelike.
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:iconpeekofwar:
Peekofwar Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
I'm kind of hoping that there will be a render uploaded to YouTube... Anyone else having trouble accessing the pop-up menu to access "edit comment"?
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:iconvoodoootakuu:
VoodooOtakuu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sweet and smooth!
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:iconslyraidertigerwolf:
SlyRaiderTigerwolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done and well thought out.
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:iconsoulsmith1:
soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Student General Artist
awesome animation
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:iconmirurachan:
Mirurachan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist
Such smooth and expressive animation! Nice work!
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:iconrpwombat:
RPwombat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!! super cuuuuute!! love it
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:iconballorasokewl:
BALLORASOKEWL Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
I really love how professional your animations look.
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:iconryuuexe:
RyuuExe Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2019   Digital Artist
not a fan of mlp but I must say i'm impress by your animation skill, keep it up ^^
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:iconnightskythepegasi:
NightSkythePegasi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! I love the expressions and she's just so cute!
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:iconmotomoto1111:
MotoMoto1111 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  New Deviant
I like them big, I like them chunky
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:iconpannacottafugoh:
PannacottaFugoh Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
They must hire you to make the 3d series.
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:iconfuzzyfuzzyfox:
FuzzyFuzzyFox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont really like mlp, but this is really good!
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:iconedddit:
Edddit Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
Same, I don't like MLP either, but I can appreciate hard-work.
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:iconladycanada:
LadyCanada Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your animation skills are amazing!
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:iconmichaeljohnmorris:
MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
THIS IS SO GREAT!! ^^
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:iconpaarthurnax205:
Paarthurnax205 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, you should work for hasbro :D
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:iconswanolfy:
Swanolfy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah , this looks amazing !
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:iconbrypk:
BryPK Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what an amazing animation! Ruru Surprised Icon 
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:icondennisreed:
DennisReed Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
the cutest!
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:icondca-art-15:
DCA-Art-15 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa so beautiful!!! <3
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:iconnitrotechgmod:
NitroTechGMOD Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't like horse. But it's animated damn well. Good work. 
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:iconclg-artisa:
CLG-Artisa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SUPER awesome, but the wings kinda look a bit (just a bit) too thin to me... or is that just me?
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:iconpikachubananabread:
pikachubananabread Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
i can see you being hired to make 3D models for my little pony films :0
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:iconthehighdudgeon:
TheHighDudgeon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
Let this tired, misguided franchise die, please.
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:iconbluehoodmidnight:
BlueHoodMidnight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Letting your enemy know you hate them gives them the energy to keep going on indefinitely just out of spite.  Just a tip.
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:iconthehighdudgeon:
TheHighDudgeon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
So, never oppose anything because it will always cause that thing to persist? Funny logic you got there.
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