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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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rainbowdasy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you can made a game? :iconvioletponyplz:
C-quel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why yes I can. ^^

Here's my first: [link]
torbiditree Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
    wow, this is really good! the animation is nice and fluid, and i can't stop watching it. :u
    i'm glad that there are other people who like violet as much as i do. she's one of my favourite ponies (i think it's her eyes- i just adore them) but she doesn't get nearly as much appreciation as she should. :c
C-quel Featured By Owner 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:
HydrocityRemix Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I'm not the only one that loves her!

I know you made this is November, but I still gotta give you kudos for this :) Phenomenal job!
C-quel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woohoo! Another fellow Violet-lover, priceless! You may find that a lot of her artwork on DA could be traced to a commission blitz I did in her honor a few months ago, it's a point of personal pride for me. Can't wait to turn her into a mini paper plushie too. :3

And thank you for the compliment, I poured my heart and soul into making Lady violet shine! :iconvioletponyplz:
hinoraito Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow...... I'm mesmerized by the way she is troting *_*
C-quel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, you should be, she is Violet after all. Her very presence is mesmerizing. ^^
supersonic3225 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I suppose this counts since I couldn't find another one like this.
C-quel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha, you mean like an animation or a picture of Violet? Cause I already made a few other animations like this, and I already sponsored lots of pictures of Violet. :)

Unless you're talking about that the actual way she walks... in which case, yeah, there's only slim pickings out there. :D
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