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Princess Celestia from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV show.

The animation can be controlled with the arrow keys (It may be necessary to click on it first)

Made in Zbrush, Maya, Aftereffects and Flash.


A stereoscopic version is here: [link]

Model downloads are available here: [link]
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ZigZagToon2765 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do I need all of those software to make one image like that, though? Just curious
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well, you could get away with only one 3d tool (Zbrush or Maya) - but you will still need something for the compositing, to create the video out of the rendered frames with all those effects.

And to create the html5 script for a preloader and the controls (if you want them), a program that is used instead of flash these days.
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ZigZagToon2765 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, okay...Thanks! :D I normally use Blender 3D, However I've been too busy lately...
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ZigZagToon2765 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! AWESOME Thanks! :D
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GamePonySly Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student
Mama Celestia!!Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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ElenaOtaku Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The modelling is amazing, and the glow looks so pretty! Nice work!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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MondaysRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Oof, did you use Maya's Toon Shader on this? The shadows and glow are delicious c:
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It was rendered in Zbrush - a pass of the colors with a very subtle shader, one pass with ambient occlusion and one with directional shadows (and a depth map). And one pass with a special direction-based pseudo outline effect shader. I combined them in aftereffects and added a few glow and contrast effects on top :)
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MondaysRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the response! :) Could you go into a little more detail about the pseudo-outline shader, if that's alright? I'd love to be able to apply something similar to my pokemon model renders.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That shader is based on the facing ratio of the object (or the polygons). That means, for example, a part of the surface that points towards the camera will be white and a part that points away (to the side) will be black. And depending on how much a part is curved, it will be different shades of gray.

It's like a depth map, but instead of the depth driving the brightness it's the facing of the object.

You can find a tutorial that shows how it works here (just ignore the "ghost" part :) )
www.pdipierro.com/tutorials/Sa…


But this is only the first step, since rendering the facing ratio will not create an outline. Instead it will be gradients of bright to dark. Later in the compositing process, you need to apply a gradient filter on the render to push the values around to make it into an outline.

When I made the turntable animations (putting all the render passes together in Adobe Aftereffects), this particular approach to make the outline created a few ugly artifacts in (mostly) the faces of the characters that had to be masked out to make them look nice.


 
   
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MondaysRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Bit of a late reply but thanks very much for the help! :meow: It seems like it's pretty render time friendly as well, from what I've seen so far which is a huge bonus. Thanks again!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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ZorenHector Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Your model was extremely helpful for me. No, in fact, it ended up being EXACTLY what I was looking for.
I was having quite a battle with the aura-mane of Celestia in my artwork, but you're model make figurate that "radianting mane, why not?!"

And all thanks to you, here an small preview to prove I imitated your light in my painting
www.dropbox.com/s/c248vwyvcoai…

Sorry, you requiere login outside DA to see the complete piece...
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:meow:
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ZorenHector Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Good news!
You no longer requiere login in, now is available on tumblr
so if interested I can tell you the site to.

thanks again, glad you liked i make something inspired on you!
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starwarsfannick Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Looks great.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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starwarsfannick Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome say wanna be a friend?
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PeppermintChew Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Gorgeous :D
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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DragonusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
damn 0-0.  that's... it's... how... HNNNNNNNGGG SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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Goodgirl12345 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love tha you made her mane glow!
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OmneeRus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
this is very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkp-shadowsquirrel:
KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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Bladethedemongirl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015   Artist
Beautiful! :)
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:iconkp-shadowsquirrel:
KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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Auroranstar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
What program do you use for this?
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This was made in Zbrush and Maya.
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ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous job on the modeling! 
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :)
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Ziricorn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student General Artist
It's tough for me to say, but I like this model better than Trixie. :D :D :D
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Soirema-pl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
beautiful!!!CURSE YOU! 
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persiancat111 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
where can I download this? She looks absolutely beautiful!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3

You can right-click on the download button to save it.
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persiancat111 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
ok, thanks!
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lemon-hearts1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
oh my gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2014
Celestia looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to see her mane and tail animated, to see what that would look like. I was gonna mention that the hair might look too thick, but this is exactly how I would picture her as a porcelain figure and I would think would be perfect for that cause her mane and tail is so long, that would add strength. This would be a figure I could see sold by Lladro, that would be amazing to have a line with them. I did notice there is gradient in her mane, with the green, I dunno if that's just an effect with with the lighting, or if it was intentional.
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vinylscrew Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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Tianera Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing - especially for studying Pony Poses, thank you :)
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Sonork91 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Even in 3D Princess Celestia is very beautiful :heart:_:heart:
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nvm my comment. Just noticed the banner on your front page about the collaboration.

just wanted to make sure you weren't being ripped off.
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
All right :3
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SketchySounds Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did this guy get permission off you to make money off your model? www.superfanart.com/artist/chr…
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KP-ShadowSquirrel Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it's all right - I have made an agreement with Chris regarding the use of my models.

Anyway, thank you for your concern :)
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SketchySounds Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool then. Just wanted to be certain, I'm probably going to nab a Celestia very soon :)
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