Confound these Minecraft ponies, they drive me to architectural addiction! >.<
I kinda half-suspected that game would lure me away from Derpy for a while... but I finally broke free and worked on her with my full attention. ^___^
*puts down pony skinning guide*
In any event, Derpy is my third favorite non-Mane6 pony, and everyone's favorite easter egg in Season 2. ^__^
Here she's demonstrating your usual run-of-the-mill pegasus hovering, and while the initial wing animation was done literally frame-by-frame (probably unnecessarily-so, but I'm rusty...
), her second wing is pretty much a clone of the first one + an inversion warp + a reposition + a dark overlay for the darker shade. Very big time savings there once the work is all done. ^^
Definitely some room for improvement, though... the animation is only 26fps due to the peculiar way I did the wings using a single vector. Broken out between 3 or 4 different vectors, I can probably achieve a smoother look as well as the flexibility to export at higher frame rates without weird tween deformations.
But for now... enjoy this "derped" graphic. ^.^
Synfig Source: [link]
Synfig Studio: [link]
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