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#1 bronyanimstudios

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

Hello Everypony!
 
I have just finished my second tutorial for animating My Little Pony Characters. If you are interested, please check it out!

 

This tutorial requires Adoble Flash. If you do not have Adobe Flash, check out my basic tutorial, which all you need is some sort of video editing software (click here).

 

Here is the tutorial:

 

 

This is the Rainbow Dash puppet I used in the tutorial: http://dl.dropbox.co...ainbow Dash.fla

 

This is a complete folder of all the puppets I have found so far:

http://dl.dropbox.co...269/puppets.zip

 

Here is the source file for what I created in the video:

http://bronyanimstud...-Dash-353506686

 

 

If you found this helpful, please like the video :)

 

and subscribe to me if you want to see some interesting PMV's in the future, or more tutorials!




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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

"Use Shift to rotate and resize things"

 

I laughed way too hard then I should at that.

 

However, I do not believe this is the proper forum. Try The Other Fan Works Section for all of your game-y needs.



#3 bronyanimstudios

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

whoops, thanks for letting me know...I am still a bit knew to this website and am trying to figure all the forums out. I will start posting there from now on :)



#4 Reversalx

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

Ahhh, nice to see a fellow animator around here :)

 

Tell me, do you do drawn animation? If so, do you prefer it over puppets?

 

I look forward to seeing your works.



#5 bronyanimstudios

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Ahhh, nice to see a fellow animator around here :)

 

Tell me, do you do drawn animation? If so, do you prefer it over puppets?

 

I look forward to seeing your works.

I am glad your interested :) and too be totally honest, I am terrible at drawing :I though with while working with puppets, I would say that if I was good at drawing, it would probably be easier. that 3 second clip took over 8 hours of editing, and only had 24 frames and is STILL not done. I am definitely going to keep looking into other forms of animating. I plan to be using styles like this to make a PMV  very soon.



#6 Reversalx

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

I am glad your interested :) and too be totally honest, I am terrible at drawing :I though with while working with puppets, I would say that if I was good at drawing, it would probably be easier. that 3 second clip took over 8 hours of editing, and only had 24 frames and is STILL not done. I am definitely going to keep looking into other forms of animating. I plan to be using styles like this to make a PMV  very soon.

Ahh, i was just like you; animating before drawing, in my case XD I've been practicing though, and it makes it easier in terms of a knowing the pony anatomy, and redrawing frames.

Dayum, 8 hours?... ohh i see. in your video, you animate the frames after each other; it makes the process longer. You should animate the extreme movements first, like each time the front hooves make contact, THAN animate the frames in between. it will cut that 8hrs into 4.

That's good! Ill be here for CnC if you need it :)



#7 KayJayAre

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

Where can one find puppets? I'm looking for a Scootaloo, Apple Bloom, Rainbow Dash's Dad, and Sweetie Belle puppets.



#8 bronyanimstudios

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

all of those can be found on Deviant Art, just search for them. just search the characters name followed by "Flash Puppet Rig" and it should come right up



#9 Quill

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:38 PM

Yeah, I'm gonna need a little bit more information than this. Actual dialog to follow along. I've never made/learned for the life of me, how to make an MLP animation. What I need to learn is the basic of how to DRAW the characters in either Adobe Illustrator or Flash. Drawing the characters in Illustrator is a pain in the flank. Reasons being because of the folowing: making the jaw line curve without having an outline follow along AND with only one layer is just impossible for me and the same also applies when trying to make holes for the eyes. Using the eraser tool just makes the hole have an outline. I don't know how to make a window type of eye (where the animator can have the iris and pupil within the eye ball area and not risk it going outside the boundary... if that makes any sense.



#10 ~Silver Essence~

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:42 PM

Seems very helpful advice to know!

 

I'll keep this in mind when I decide to start animating during a class that hopefully will teach me the art of animation.



#11 --Rainbow-Dash--

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 06:35 AM

whenever i search adobe flash, it only gives me the reader, how do i make one though, or does it come with the reader?



#12 DJ-B34TS

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:35 PM

What did you use for creating the animations?   :wub:



#13 Star Ruby

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:48 PM

Sheesh, if animation takes that long, then I guess I won't be doing that as a job or something....



#14 future animator

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

:) nice this will help me my animation development. B)  :D


Sheesh, if animation takes that long, then I guess I won't be doing that as a job or something....

it doesn't if you try smaller animations first. unless you are an expert at it


What did you use for creating the animations?   :wub:

the user used adobe flash.


ooh this will help with finding an animation piece.



#15 SneakyBeakyPony

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:25 AM

Can anypony show me how I can make a puppet rig from scratch from maybe someones OC?



#16 Firedog

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:51 PM

Can anypony show me how I can make a puppet rig from scratch from maybe someones OC?

Hi, I found a video tutorial on youtube that might be helpful.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=zqK2MgvMyME



#17 SneakyBeakyPony

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:09 PM

Hi, I found a video tutorial on youtube that might be helpful.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=zqK2MgvMyME

Thank you so much :squee:  I found one like this but it was sped up to hyper-speed



#18 ShiningStar

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:35 AM

Downloaded the puppets (i am a complete noob at this stuff) but do u need to place them in a certain folder or do you just need them on your computer?

P.S i already have adobe Flash.

Thanks :P



#19 Wind Wave

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

I am confused on how to open Flash. May I have the link to download flash?



#20 MistyStarBright

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 12:27 PM

*raises hand*
So I just got Flash yesterday, and I have absolutely NO idea how to use most of it. So, can you please explain to an ignorant fellow; How do you make a new frame, and then copy the last frame so both of them are the same?





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