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Twilight Sparkle Walk Test by C-quel Twilight Sparkle Walk Test by C-quel
UPDATED 10/31/2011: Made a few enhancements based on feedback below. This involved fixing her cutie mark, stiffening her hooves, fixing the right hind leg, adding an overlay over her horn, and improving the blink animation.

The source file has been updated below, but the original source and gif can still be downloaded here:



My most ambitious test of Synfig Studio yet, featuring Twilight Sparkle in her regular walking animation.


It took a while to do only because I was still getting used to using this program for something more complicated than stick figures, but once I got the ball rolling it was fairly easy-going. [although it still needs more polish, of course] ^^

All the animation was done using only 5 waypoints (6, if you count the blink), with the hair and cutie mark bobbing being handled by Warp Distort layers. The additional 5 waypoints needed to include the blink animation were added by duplicating the original 5 waypoints -- note that the Time Loop layer is only there to create the Youtube video rendering, but is not needed for the regular GIF render. :)

Also, since these characters aren't mine, the source is free for anyone in the community to use if they want... :)

Synfig Source: [link]
Original Inkscape vector: [link]

Synfig Studio: [link]
Inkscape: [link]

MLP:FiM @ Hasbro

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Frost-Wind-mlp Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Twilight vs Walking look like :)
nyanponycat1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Photographer
Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never knew you did puppet animation. I have always been curious as to how it works with Flash itself. This looks great, by the way.
C-quel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe... yep, I USED to do tweened animation, using Synfig rather than Flash.  :)

Thank you very much, although granted I did this eons ago.  ^^
coolcpendlol Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:icondrrobotnikplz::iconsaysplz:Wait! What are you Doing?! Put Me Down! Free Me!
:iconmlptwilightplz::iconsaysplz:Too Bad
C-quel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't feel bad Doc, it's Twilight Sporkle.  :3
Emoticonman5856 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is some really good animation, and Twilight's face looks like she is stressed out about something.
C-quel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. ^^

It's actually based on an animation in the show where's she's chiding Spike, but when you think of it she looks stressed out half the time anyway.  :D
Emoticonman5856 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ok...I guess you can add that. ^_^
trekkie1701 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Based on this Animation, I've made a Spray/Graffiti for Left4Dead2/TeamFortress2, that should also work on other Source-Games:
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