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A short animation I made to test my ability to animate with puppets. I modified the Rainboom puppets to make a Littlepip puppet, complete with her trademark Derpy-modified Stable-tec armored utility barding. I tried to get a happy medium between horse barding, the armored vault 101 suit, and animatable, I think it worked.

Enjoy!
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:icondreadmaster231:
Dreadmaster231 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done, surprised this hasn't hit higher anywhere.

Gonna need to keep an eye on ye.
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Saguinius Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Very nice, though one tiny nitpick I must add, isn't the glow of Littlepip's magic the same dark green as a Pipboy/Pipbuck screen?
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sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Is it? I looked on the wiki at the time and didn't see the info. Maybe.
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Jusey1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
It is and her eyes are also green.
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SilverlightPony Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Nice work!
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DarkDragon774 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done!!
If I may offer a critique, the last bit where she jumps forward feels a little too rushed. There's a bit more animation needed there to complete all the steps of jumping (like a little more pullback before the jump, etc.)
Otherwise, this is an awesome piece of animation!
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3alrus3 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!
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:iconsirustalcelion:
sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:icon3alrus3:
3alrus3 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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:iconsirustalcelion:
sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
BBBBBBBBBBBBB!
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PoniJoe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
The recoil confuses me, nice job though
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:iconwarbalist:
Warbalist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I would love to see more of this.
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:iconprofessionalpuppy:
ProfessionalPuppy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
That was good!
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:iconlonestarlps:
LonestarLps Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
That looks... awesome.
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Innak Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Message from Kkat:

:wow:

This is amazing!

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sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! That means a lot!
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DJclapplz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
So Awesome!
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MaUPaC1991 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
holy shit one step foward to have a Fallout Equestria show XD
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:iconsirustalcelion:
sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
IKR? If the radio drama starts posting episodes, then they can get fully animated and we can have our Wasteland ponies!
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MaUPaC1991 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
the next thing you know youŽll have bronies preparing themselves for the Great war. XD
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JetWave Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One detail that no one has mentioned yet would be that the muzzle flare would work better being in front of where the pipe were before the recoil. Now it looks like she's shooting a little upwards.

Otherwise, great work! :D
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sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I see what you mean, I'll pay attention to that next time I animate a gun.
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McSt0ner Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Gun needs a bit more kick back, lookin' good though
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RealSegaman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic
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Piggybank12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
Looking pretty awesome! :D I'm liking the edits you made to the puppet itself, and the only thing I can think of picking at is the animation itself, which could probably benefit more from using tweens and easing more often.

Still, looks great so far! :thumbsup:
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconalexanderhellfire:
AlexanderHellfire Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Good job, the animation is very smooth. I love it
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MudSlinger077 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best five seconds of my life
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ParastarSarasva Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Its awesome! However I question having her get kickback from the pistol for two reasons:
1. Its in telekinesis and not on her body there would be no kickback from a floating weapon.
2. Kickback from a pistol is not as much as you would get from a rifle.

Other than that its a nice short.
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sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
But it's a REALLY powerful pistol.
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:iconparastarsarasva:
ParastarSarasva Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
still I doubt she would get any kick out of it transferred to her body. It would move in telekinesis, but she would remain stationary.
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sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Like I said above, the real reason is that it looks cooler. I would argue that it's partly an unconscious effect that allows her to maintain her grip on the pistol.
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ParastarSarasva Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Meh what evs, you da artist. I know I couldn't make anything like it so..
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MonotoneMan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. No matter how strong little Pip's telekinesis is, the kickback would be too fat to react to and it would be impractical to try to hold a rapid-fire revolver still anyway. A sniper rifle, on the other hand, could really benefit from extra telekinetic grip holding it steady.
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MonotoneMan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*fast, not fat, durp.
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:iconcodepony:
codepony Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really awesome!
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:iconbla1334:
bla1334 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
all of my gusta.
take it.
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icongeorgetakeiplz:

I think my tears turned to gold after watching that. All it needed was more time spent on her jumping away.
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Snoopy20111 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Pretty good stuff! Some parts are a little jumpy, but as you said, it's a test. Good Job nonetheless!
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SoulofsilverX Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Well done but Lil' Mac haves a scope! Not saying is wrong or anything. But still looks good.
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:iconsirustalcelion:
sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I had forgotten entirely. I should go change Li'l Mac's prop in my puppet.
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SoulofsilverX Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome! I suggest to read the story more carefully so you won't forget those details!
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sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah, but it's a long story and details are easily missed. At least I put the Pipbuck on the correct leg this time.
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SoulofsilverX Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
true, but no harm on reading it carefully though.
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Kaidon047 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
This is quite well done!
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ProtoMixup Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's awesome! I love it!

One question though... why does Little Macintosh cause physical kickback when Littlepip isn't actually HOLDING it?
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sirustalcelion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
"Because it looks better" is the real answer. Technical mumbo: holding it in mental grasp requires a lot of concentration, and the telekinetic field has to be adapted to move with the gun, or else a unicorn would lose her grip. It's easier to do this if you just react with the kick, making the bubble move instinctually.
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Liam-Shotson Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It is in a magical grasp. So in theory, it would cause recoil to the operator
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ManiakMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome! Well done :D
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