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The Mane Attraction WIP 4 Set - Apple Stage :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 3 3 I AM NOT RARA Snippet :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 192 19 She pissed (OpenGL/WIP) :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 15 2 Coloratura Pose Test Render :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 49 7 Leafeon Profile Picture (Hi-Res) :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 16 0 Leafeon Profile Picture (Animated) :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 35 3 New Hair Materials! (Right is New) :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 25 8 Quick Update to recent followers! Read Description :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 39 8 GallopWalkCycleTest v2 :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 171 25 The Mane Attraction WIP 3 Set - Stage :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 21 0 AppleStage Texture :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 7 0 The Mane Attraction WIP 2 Set - Stage :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 7 0 The Mane Attraction WIP Set :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 10 0 GallopWalkCycleTest :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 75 13 Coloratura Facial Rig and Pose Test Render :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 55 3 Coloratura Render :icontherealdjthed:TheRealDJTHED 35 1


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I've made tons of changes to this model since I posted my first test animation with this model:

-The face's mesh was completely overhauled. So no more weird deformations around the mouth area when talking like last time.

-The mouth itself is bigger this time too, and the snout shape has been adjusted.

-I've also added a subtle eyeshadow that's present in the 2D animation.

-The materials have been changed significantly, and the coat has more texture detail.

-I've implemented the "Filmic Blender" color management mod into Blender so that the image has a far better dynamic range and color accuracy than what Blender comes with by default.

-The front and back hooves rigging has been overhauled to look better  and be more show accurate, as well as to be more animator friendly.

-I've change my approach when it comes to animating this model. I've decided to not be completely reliant on using the original 2D animation as a reference, and just going with what I feel would be good in a 3D setting, while only using the 2D animation to get the key poses for the most part.

-The hair is still a bitch to manually animate god dammit.

-Many other minor changes that makes the model look that much nicer.





Stay tuned for more animation tests. The animation seen in this gif and video linked above was to test out who expressive her face could be when she's angry. I'd say it was pretty successful. There will be more to come!
She pissed (OpenGL/WIP)
Whenever I publish an OpenGL render like this, it usually just means that I'm not done with the pose or something still needs to get fixed. In this case there's some bad deformation around the eyelid area that is not intentional that I'll have to work on fixing. I'm pushing my facial rig pretty far here lol.

That mouse cursor though.
Leafeon Profile Picture (Hi-Res)
This one's an oldy. From November 2015, my pre-MLP days. This is also my profile picture for just about everything I use, so you better get used to it! I may primarily be focused on 3D MLP now, but I'll never dodge my loyalty to Leafeon.

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Derek Gomen
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
I exclusively work in 3D. I'm an amateur 3D animator that also is working on becoming better at 3D modeling and rigging.


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Prince-Lionel Featured By Owner 2 days ago
do you take commissions or trades at all??
TheRealDJTHED Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Maybe sometime in the future, but right now it's too early.
Prince-Lionel Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
awh darn, i was hella interested
MythicSpeed Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ay, you now have 100 watchers. o3o
TheRealDJTHED Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, that only took less than 30 hours @_@
Sparkiss-Pony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist
Someone posted your arts to Derpibooru and you get popular :D (Big Grin) 
Tamikimaru Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is way too good to ignore, awesome renders dude! - Your stuff is great. ^^
Wolly-Dream Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your models look way better than the standard pony models! Wow!
bangayo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
hello !
good jpb with your pony model !
you should post your stuff on this great website (maybe you already know as a 3D designer) ^^…
DinoBrony016 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You got yourself a new watcher ;)
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