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Violet Passage Trot Test by C-quel Violet Passage Trot Test by C-quel
Violet, my second favorite non-Mane6 pony, and in fact I would probably make her my top favorite if only she weren't so darn obscure. Don't know why... she appears more regularly and does more stuff than your average background pony, and has an awesome character design IMHO. ^^

In any event, Violet here is demonstrating a Passage (an exaggerated slow trot for ceremonial occasions) using Synfig Studio as usual. Most of you should recognize this from the Grand Galloping Gala. :)

This time I stuck to basics and didn't separate her head from the main body element. I reckon that if I ever need to blink the characters in this setup, I can just add the blink as its own animation layer on top of the body (I'll figure out the details then). Use of better reference lines were implemented to avoid potential tweening errors. ^^

I'm also testing a 48fps rather than a 24fps render, to minimize choppiness and make the details clearer especially during the sharp movements. I'll probably rerender Octavia later in the same way, since her animation is "chop city". ^^;

Now then, who's with me in trying to help Violet gain a little more well-earned fame? :)

Synfig Source: [link]

Synfig Studio: [link]

MLP:FiM @ Hasbro

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C-quel Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why yes I can. ^^

Here's my first: [link]
C-quel Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My new best friend! :D

It seems each day I discover more and more Violet fans hidden here and about -- how wonderful! ^v^

Have you checked out all the rest of her artwork on DA? When I first arrived in the pony scene, she had only one vector sketch in DA -- by the time I was thru, she's pretty much her own search result.... =)


Oh, and she has her own Tumblr too. ^____^

Here's to more appearances of the lovely princess in Season 3! :iconvioletponyplz:
C-quel May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, you should be, she is Violet after all. Her very presence is mesmerizing. ^^
C-quel Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It does invoke wonderful memories, doesn't it...? :D

C-quel Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW!!! YOU DID IT! >v<

I'm gonna treat that as a submission to the contest, btw...


That means you get points! ^___^
C-quel Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
FANTASTIC!!! Violet's fanbase grows! :D

Hope you'll consider joining her charity contest... [link]
BeckieRGB Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love Violet. <3
littlemiss-sketches Nov 10, 2011
wow! this is very good quality! wat program did u use? :meow:
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