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Iron Blade animated avatar by maximussolini Iron Blade animated avatar by maximussolini
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Fun and quick one 8) I'm starting to like bat ponies more and more 83
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:iconlakorvin:
Lakorvin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
that is really cool!!
how much does a commission cost? ^^
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I wrote everything here: Anniversary and stuff (you'll be interested 8P)

Still, you would have to wait until I open my commisions again 8/
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:iconlakorvin:
Lakorvin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ai, i checked the price
too bad, i wouldnt be able to afford it anyways
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
In January they costed 100p per one, but they took to much time and work, to keep the price that low 8/
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:iconlakorvin:
Lakorvin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh well, too bad then ^^
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:iconthe-pony-lover:
The-Pony-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OOH I really like this one Lu Emoticon 
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks 8) He's quite cool 83
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:iconthe-pony-lover:
The-Pony-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR
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:iconfluffielox:
Fluffielox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'awww but its cute ^^
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I tried to make him look dangerous and instead he looks cute O_O I think I need to work more on the facial expressions XD
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:iconfluffielox:
Fluffielox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw, he looks dangerous. The animation is well done ^^
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:iconthemidnightmage:
TheMidnightMage Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaack I totally want one when you open up again <3
He just wants some love from his bat girl :'U
//is slapped
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're not the only one XD I could spend next few months only making avatars and still couldn't finish them all XD
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:iconthemidnightmage:
TheMidnightMage Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe you should raise the price? If they're so in demand it might help c:
also do you make this in flash? :o I've tried using puppets but they just confuse me all to hell.
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I totally plan on doing so. Then I'll be able to check if they're popular because they're good, or because they're cheap 8P

And yeah, I make all my animations in flash.

I think the best way to learn about puppets is to make one yourself. Just break one and use it as a reference. That way, you can learn a lot about them.

If you have any question, feel free to ask. I'll try to help.
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:iconthemidnightmage:
TheMidnightMage Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's the tons of frames and the different parts of the legs and moving each piece I'm just like x-x;;;
I've don't puppet like things with layers but when I open the whole thing it's super confusing.
Think you could make a tutorial? ;u; or a speed thing on yt?
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's why I think that making your own from scratch, is the best way to learn about them.

It would be great, if you could come to one of my streams 8/ I could just teach you easier.

I've never did a tutorial before, but I could try making something about basic 8/ Any special wishes about it?
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:iconthemidnightmage:
TheMidnightMage Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I've kind of got it down.after deleting a ton of un-needed stuff on the puppets I could read it a bit more. for some reason this thing won't let me move the registration point though x-x

There's also the fact of making the hair that I'm having trouble with. Do I use the pen tool? Brush? Line? How do I get the sharp corners of the hair? and how in the heck do I make good bat pony eyes? xD mine are so derp and I just cant draw them right. 

And exporting. I've always had trouble with exporting xox;; such a pain ugh. Like its either a ton of single frame png's or a weirdly colored gif or a .swf and ACK -flips table-
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, you just have to live with some things ^^ I think that thing is set when you make it 8/ Is it hindering you?

For hair, I'm just tracing outside line and inside line of the hair with thin line (1 px width) and I'm filing it with bucket later. After that, I'm just deleting the lines. Some times ago, I used line tool for that, but it was too unreliable in hair making (legs, hoofs, torso is made with line. It's easier to edit it if I have to)

Don't export animation as a png^^' It's not made for that. gif is a format with a very low quality, but a lot sites support it. Gradients doesn't work, so try to use base colors. And if the colors look weird, try to increase the palette (I'm using 255 colors palete. It's enough for good look). swf is a standard format, probably with the best quality, but you can't upload it everywhere. For sites like YT, you have to convert it to avi or mp4 format. Also it shouldn't have any interactive elements. Those works only in swf format.
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MegaPatron Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Ahh don't bite me! D:
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Just try not to pet him and he shouldn't do that 8)
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Lazymunchlax Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
This is really awesome!

I like how the eyes look trought the animation~~
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah 8) Those eyes look so badass 8D
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:iconlazymunchlax:
Lazymunchlax Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Yus, They look super badass!
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:iconplushbrony101:
plushbrony101 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
*hug* :3
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
You'll be bitten if you're not careful 8P
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:iconplushbrony101:
plushbrony101 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I don't care. *kiss*
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
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:iconplushbrony101:
plushbrony101 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
XD
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:iconcrystal-tranquility:
Crystal-Tranquility Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: love it ;v;
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Then I'm happy to 83
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MistressCorruption Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SICK how much do they cost ? 
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:iconmaximussolini:
maximussolini Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I charged 100 points for one, but for now, commisions are closed.
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