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Rage Shift [SFM|GIF] by argodaemon Rage Shift [SFM|GIF] by argodaemon
This is a kinda of "reskin" of the other one I did (see below).  Normally don't like to rehash, but I wanted to see if I could make a rage-shift Twilight [Reference]. Result: not to bad. Unsure how usable it would be if animated, but nonetheless.  Was done as I had an idea for something I want to work on, but need to know what is possible before jumping in.  Opinions are welcome and encouraged.  I love to improve and get the most from seeing things through the eyes of others.

:happybounce:God this little guy is cute.:happybounce:
 
Anyways, only animating changes I did was adding a bit more movement to the wings and small change to the head movement.  Everything else was just model, color and particle changes.  And some heavy photoshopping in post to get the colors to look awesome. I am a dummy!
 
This one is slightly bigger then the other because, for some reason, dropping it to the same size really messed with the colors and quality.  This is the best I could do without making the entire thing all pixelated. Sweating a little...
 
Based off this, but with fire and stuff:

Technical stuff, for those that usually are curious how I do things:
The mane and tail were given transparent textures so they would disappear. The particle effects for the mane and tail are from Dota (from dire_fx.pcf, effect is called fire_barracks).  It was modified to have a push to the left and shrunk down. The portion of the effect for the mane that controlled the brightness was heavily modified to have a drastically higher spawn rate to make it smoother.  The fire on the ground is the same effect, just only set to emit for 0.5 seconds.  The embers from such, as well as all the other particles, were built from scratch myself in SFM.

The eyes had the vmt modified from a type of "eyes" to "VertexLitGeneric" and had the line of "$selfillum 1" added so it ignored lighting.  The camera bloom was increased to give them a stronger glow.  I didn't have the eyes glow stronger when the fire goes off like the last one as it effected the fire and other lights this time.  Wouldn't have had the same effect.

Other Pony GIFS! [Link to Gallery]
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:icondattoonywarriortoon:
datTOONYwarriortoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this is what I look like playing Mario kart... and getting hit by a blue shell... probably <_<
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:iconneverett5:
neverett5 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  New member Student Artist
if only hasbro alowed the 3-d animation.....
you are incredibly talented.
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:iconalaxandir:
Alaxandir Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do this? 
How can I get into this, this looks amazing!
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:iconalaxandir:
Alaxandir Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm already downloading SFM as I write this. I can't WAIT to get started.
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:icontinydragon5:
TinyDragon5 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Your twilight has evolved into rapidash!
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:icondjjacob1954:
Djjacob1954 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
With wings.
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:icontinydragon5:
TinyDragon5 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Yeah.
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Kingfish999 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
if you can make this a screensaver, that would be amazing. actually theres a lot of these that would make a great screensaver. you should make a compilation of them to play randomly as a screensaver
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argodaemon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I have no idea how to make screensavers. :(
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