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A short clip featuring Twilight Sparkle and a mysterious sphere.
I made this to test out Twilight's puppet that will be used in the Double Rainboom project.

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Twilight Sparkle - [link]
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:iconcaerdwyn:
You definitely have the character and design of Twilight correct. Very well done!

I see two issues which you might want to address, one technical and one animation-specific.

The technical issue concerns outlines. During the "wince" portion (during the rainbow-zap) of the animation, the character outline on her face disappears. It seems like the outline might be ducking behind the fills on the head and the eye. Additionally, during the first portion of the animation (before any other action), it looks like the line for the back of Twilight's mane is too short; there is a gap where it meets her ear.

The animation issue is that the character's stance is fairly static; we're going from pose to pose then freezing within that pose. Just a little choppy. A little more anticipation and follow-through might be in order. One specific item to look at is the changes in iris-size for the eyes; I feel this could be used to greater effect going from key to key.

Nitpicks aside, this is Twilight. You've captured her very, very well.
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The rigging is flawless as far as I can tell, but her motions are very stiff especially in the reaction and flowing action of the wincing part, have her at least looking up at some point after the wincing away from the ball shooting anyway from her before looking around to see if anyone else saw that bit of strangeness.

Don't be afraid to make her go big on her reactions to the ball going all wacky and flying away from her, for example make her jump back a little with her eyes going big before wincing away from the ball, also where Twilight winces her face becomes very stretched out and keep the stretched look.
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOLOL!
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DarkMageDragon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Great animation! Are the puppet rigs available for download?
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Ismalith Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Her look at the end is adorable.
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cutegirl4875 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
just a question what is the best way to do that magic effect when the unicorn pick up something with there horns for begginers im really trying to do and just a tip i have flash 8
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grimarionette Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Sorry, but I cannot answer that question because the one who did that is the Special Effect department of the crew.
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drevan244 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Makes me chuckle everytime
Nice work
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SpykeTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:laughing:
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The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:rofl:
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Buscando-Equilibrio Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is awesome, I envy your animator skills ;)
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UpbeatDerpness Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just realized something, her shadow doesnt move even when she steps foward a bit
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:iconinsanekitteh:
InsaneKitteh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Twily.The ball scared her.
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DeathAlchemist94 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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UltimateBloodMoney Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beast!
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EpIcLuKo8D Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is hilarious!! i lol at her face at the end every time!
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mrchocoaddict Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
this is really awesome
just about sums up twilight XD
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:iconmechathefox:
mechathefox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I just had a infarct.
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nikki12366sComix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
lol
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
That ball went all Yar's Revenge on her!
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:icongrimarionette:
grimarionette Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Even I don't know what kind of ball that is.... It looks like a tennis ball, but it has the color of a basketball.
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Must be a Calvinball.
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MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS MADE MY DAY XD plus her expression at the end is PRICELESS!!!
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:icongrimarionette:
grimarionette Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
I am quite satisfied with that face, too (LOL)
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MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FAN MADE EPISODE TO BE DONE!!!
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bunnimation Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is seriously awesome! Having used that rig once or twice to help out project interlude, I know it is a really good rig. This test animation was really nice. Had good primary and secondary movements, and was timed very well.
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grimarionette Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks. :worship:
It's an honor to have you commenting on my work. :squee:
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:iconbunnimation:
bunnimation Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Awww. I'm just a regular person, but it makes me happy that my comments are appreciated! Seriously. <3 =)
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DezzarTac Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
XD
that made me crack up!
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grimarionette Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
I just realized how cute Twilight is as I was making this animation. (watching her in the actual show as my reference.)
Now she's my 2nd fav pony (LOL) (moving up from the fifth place)
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22bubble-eyes22 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Artist
Wow, that looks really impressive! And totally show accurate! I didn't know you were on the Double Rainboom project but I have been hearing a lot about it.
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grimarionette Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks.
I kept that a secret until now :)
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ILovesMyMommy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing job!! Extremely well animated. :icontwilighthappyplz: Pretty funny, too! :wave:
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grimarionette Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks :)
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