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A group dedicated to the MLP:FIM fandom with a focus on flash animation and cartoons.
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Founded 3 Years ago
Nov 3, 2011

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
flash

781 Members
1,369 Watchers
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About Us and Guidelines

Welcome! This group is for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic flash animations and cartoons. We accept animated art such as GIFs, flash animations, music videos, and games.

:bulletblue: Submission limits are currently 3 per day.
:bulletblue: Established, quality animators may ask to be contributors so their submissions will be auto-approved. Request an invite from CrownePrince

Folder Descriptions
:bulletgreen: Featured: Group admins put superb quality animations here.
:bulletgreen: Films: Full-length animations following a story.
:bulletgreen: Flash Animations: Short animations and animated cycles.
:bulletgreen: Interactive and Games: Games, creators, videos with interactive buttons, etc.
:bulletgreen: Storyboards and Animatics: Storyboards for film-length animations and animatics.
:bulletgreen: GIFs: Short animations that are in a .gif format.
:bulletgreen: Puppet Rigs, Tutorials, Behind the Scenes

Art That Will Be Declined
If you're not sure, submit it and we'll decline it if it doesn't fit.

:bulletred: Anything made with stolen material, including leaked official puppets and fanmade puppets used without credit.
:bulletred: Pornography and graphic gore.
:bulletred: Recolored or common walk/fly/talk puppet cycles. Interesting cycles will be approved.
:bulletorange: Show-accurate puppets are judged at a higher standard.

Useful Animation Tools
Resources and guides: fav.me/d570x15
Tools and plugins: fav.me/d5qjfbq
:iconcrowneprince: has stepped forward to help with submissions, so give em a big welcome!

With the added help, there should be a much faster turnaround time on submissions now.

That's all!
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Phoeberia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
trying to make a flash game but I do most my art in sai and photoshop, though when put into flash it goes all fuzzy, any way around that?
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CrownePrince Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Photoshop is a raster-based drawing program.
Flash is a vector-based drawing program.

Vectors are based on math, so you can resize them without them getting fuzzy. Rasters will look fuzzy if imported into flash and resized - the only way to avoid it is to keep all art at its original size. I imagine using rasters in gaming will cause fuzziness as the program applies mathematical transformations to artwork to make the game function as you tell it to.

My recommendation is to do your drawing natively in Flash or in another vector-based program like Illustrator, Fireworks, or Inkscape.
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Phoeberia Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
was hoping to make a visual novel kinda game, no real movment but alot of images lol
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CrownePrince Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I've brought Photoshop made backgrounds into Flash before. As long as they're sitting on the stage in the original resolution they're fine, as far as I was able to see.
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DrPeteVenkman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey all. I was wondering about animating ponies on Gimp. I have the layers set up and I just can't get them to merge and co-operate into a fully functional film. It actually flashes one single picture at me over and over again XD! I have been using gimp for 3 days and am importing my layers from my paint. Any advice here would be really great. Thanks in advance. :) I got nine layers of a short novice/beginner that I am doing. :)
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Chii-Bii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Writer
Hi all. I've got a full voice cast and a few animators behind my 'studio' and a script written for our very first idea - My Little Pony: Friendship is Fire Safety. 

Story is the events following Twilight VS. Tirek and the destruction of Golden Oaks Library, a stormy day happens over Ponyville and eventually Twilight wants to teach the residents of the small village Fire Safety. Chaos breaks out when Rainbow Dash becomes bored. 

I need help with some more animators and storyboard-artists, we're good on music and voices I'll make a journal on my page linking everything you all need later so if anyone wants to contact me please note me or email me at 

juliawirth91@yahoo.com thank you!
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derpycharlez Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
um hai, i am amazed how ponies are so skilled at animating! i wish som1 would animante my OC preforming her duties for Princess Luna... :(
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ccb369 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
I'm looking for an animator willing to join a starting up Youtube channel, we have 2 writers, a designer, and a musician, Help us Deviantart! Your our only hope! xD
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invader-dot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
excuse me? I need some help with backgrounds. Normally when I do mlp animations I copy +paste bgs, and use them that way.. *Sigh* Obviously that is not a professional way to animate, but I don't know how to do any other way. Say for example, I have a house, in ponyville.  I wanna learn how to animate the ponies going behind stuff like the house to make it seem more realistic. can any pony here help me or make a tutorial for me?

~Dot
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CrownePrince Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
If you're copying somebody else's backgrounds, it's usually a single layer. You need to build a background with multiple layers in order to move characters around objects like that.

If you use vectors to make a background, you could take somebody's tree asset, for example, and add it to the background you are using as a separate layer. Then your characters could go in front or behind it depending on how you arrange the layers.
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