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Pinkie just came to me, she told me that Cave Johnson :iconcavejohnsonplz: wants to test their new Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device. Apparently, she applies as a test subject, and now she asks me for help in testing her ASHPD on Twilight, for which she'll be paid 60 bits. It will be split though, 30 - 30 :) Good thing she didn't get the Combustible Lemon Launcher ^^;

Well, I've been mentioning that I'll be running more practice, test animations before I even dare try a more complex one right? Well here is one of them, and like the Starcraft ones, I will make a few of these "Thinking with Portals" animation each with different characters (I'll still be continuing the Starcraft ones though!). It was quite a shock due to the transition from expressions only to full body motion, and gotta be honest, ain't too happy with this :(

So here it is, the first full motion test animation with Pinkie and Twilight as the highlight. Silent Movie? Sorry, I don't have any talent in voice acting ^^;

Next "thinking with portals" would be Derpy and her delivery service. :iconderpynoesplz:

Speaking of which, Feedback and/or critique is most welcome. And please don't hold back, if you think I deserve some scolding and constructive criticism, go hard on me.

Ideas are most welcome please!

Oh, and I would like to thank you specifically to :iconsprybug: who has given me tips back there on how to animate, really helpful especially the one about nested symbols (specifically the head) :D Oh, and of course to all of you who have kindly gave their support and motivation ;) Absolutely Posolutely Definitely Positively Thank you!

Royalty free music by Kevin MacLeod at at [link]
Title: Aunt Tagonist

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (c) Hasbro
Portal (c) Valve

Program used: Macromedia Flash 8 (do you think I need to upgrade to a newer version?)

Other thinking with portals:

:iconderpynoesplz: Delivery Service: [link]

:iconapplejacknoesplz::iconapplebloomplz::iconeeyupplz: Maintenance: [link]

:iconrainbowdashderpplz: Rainbow Highway: [link]

:iconsarcasticlunaplz::iconcelestiaunamusedplz::iconcavejohnsonplz::iconcarolineportalplz: Trust and Cooperation: [link]

:iconfluttercryplz:Home Alone: [link]
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Well hi there, it isn't too much to say about this, but here goes:

Since the other little interactive animations you did before about MLP and where you put in the description that it were for practising before doing animations like this...this is much better than what I expected indeed

Well, but it was like a lot obvious what would she do, I recognise it, but that doesn't mean that t wasn't good. In fact, it was nice, I liked your definitive style of drawing, and animation (well actually its the same you did all this time, right?)

I hope to seeing not only drawings, but animations like this from you in the devWATCH messenges ;)

Good luck
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First, I'd like to say that I'm very excited to see you venturing into the world of animated shorts! I enjoyed your StarCraft ponies immensely (in spite of the fact that I've never actually played StarCraft), and it's good to see you challenging yourself with full animations.

One thing that bothered me particularly was how two-dimensional Pinkie and her ASHPD appeared in the beginning. At some points it looked like she was swinging around a cardboard cut-out. Though it would take you a lot longer to do, I think you'd have a better final product if you animated the ASHPD with more frames of different angles, instead of trying to manipulate that one picture. This would definitely remedy the flat-ness.

Towards the end of the cartoon (when we're seeing Pinkie viewed from the side) Pinkie's legs seem unnecessarily stiff, particularly coming out of her jump (which is odd because I think you animated Twilight's walk cycle very well). I would've expected her knees to bend to help absorb the impact. I'm also not sure what she was intending to do with that book before she chucked it away.

A nit-picky thing that bothered me was when Pinkie eventually decided to jump into the portal. Her expression looked like one of confusion, not the "oh look it's my best friend Twilight and I'm going to surprise her now" expression I would've expected. It also seemed odd that the library's floor was so thin and weak. It may just be my own head-canon talking, but since the library is carved out of a tree I always imaged the floor to be very strong, very thick wood. But since the climax of the gag relies on the floor being thin, I can let it slide.

Lastly, while I'm sure you and I are both big fans of Portal, I feel like the "Ponies and Portal" genre has been played out. You've been really unique and creative with a lot of your other stuff and I'd like to see more of that.

I realize I've written a lot of critiques here, but please understand that the very last thing I want to do is discourage you. You have a lot of potential as an animator, and I want to help you to constantly improve and perfect. Whatever you do, DON'T STOP ANIMATING!

Best of luck in your future endeavors!

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OMG XD Laugh Revamp Laughing EVIL Laughter! :rofl:
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That was so funny
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I watch this when I am stressed and it never fails to make me laugh and for that I owe you my thanks!!!rofl 
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that is awesome.
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KiraOnline Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Ok this is really cute. Well being it focuses on Fluttershy, how could it be anything but? I really liked Fluttershy's ending but Twilight's freakin me out a little. Nice work!
KiraOnline Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Ignore this, this was supposed to be put on the Fluttershy one but I got my tabs mixed up
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