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Here is a little something I threw together. A bunch of experimenting and a ton of steps had to be taken to reach this result.
1. Hand draw all the ponies and windigos.
2. Color all ponies and windigos in photoshop.
3. Model the 3D scene.
4. Texture all 3D objects.
5. Draw background and separate it for parallax effect.
6. Camera setup and render.
7. Tweak each frame and painstakingly hand paint the sparkly effect on the ice FOR EACH FRAME!
8. Flash setup using buttons.
9. Collapse from exhaustion.

Click here for non-interactive version --> i-am-knot.deviantart.com/art/I…

Enjoy!
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Ok this is amazing! The amount of time and effort put into this make it much more than "a little something" like you said in the description.
The interactivity is an awesome touch, the style is wonderful, and the color scheme is perfect. Each pose fits its character so well. You can feel Fluttershy's fear, Rainbow's courage, Applejack's badass, Rarity's ferocity, and Pinkie's oblivious glee in the midst of danger.
You use of shading really emphasizes the windigoes kind of anglerfish effect.
The only way this could possible be any better is if the interactivity swiveled 360 degrees. But that's it.
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dbkit Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is top effort right there. 
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Darksunrise957 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ow, wow. I was not expecting this; this is just awesome!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surprise!  Thanks!
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:icondendris:
Dendris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
I am a bit of a mug for parallax/rotating scenes, and a bigger mug for fight scenes, so you can guess I am a massive :iconletter-mplz::iconletter-uplz::iconletter-gplz: for something like this. :iconhurrdurrplz:
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure what a mug is in this case. But I'm glad ( ? ) I made you mug....yeah.
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:icondendris:
Dendris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
'Mug' is something often used in the UK - at least in the south of England - to mean things like idiot, dopey, gormless, etc. So I just found myself smiling - like a mug - to the point where children may need to be escorted away and the authorities called... ???

Well, I hope you regret the explanation(!) :D
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student General Artist
 i thought it was written "Muck" instead of mug XD. i know the word from fellow Football supporters i met.
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:icondendris:
Dendris Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
You may be thinking of 'schmuck.' Then again, I don't know who uses 'muck' in that way. 'Mug' is fairly common over in the south of England, though. :)
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student General Artist
yep, under the bells of St.marie-le-bow. East-end's riverside!
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:icontalhos:
Talhos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You almost can hear Pinkie going "weeeeeeeeeeeeee"
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:iconmrunimpressive:
MrUnimpressive Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
this is the single coolest thing to find since... i dunno
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bread-wheels?
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:iconmrunimpressive:
MrUnimpressive Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
and the axial that said bread-wheels are mounted to are go-gurt tubes
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:iconantibug5:
antibug5 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Yay Applejack kicks butt! IN 3D!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yey for buttkicking! =D
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ArcobalenoVixenArte Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing keep up the good work!!
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:icongerbsterpers:
Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome!!!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongerbsterpers:
Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pinkie's one is my favorite-that's exactly how she'd handle this
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Inurantchan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Holy crap, this in incredible! I wish I wasn't so tired so I could say something more intelligent, but this is just excellent. :D
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked you comment. It was nice.
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:icontherealforlong:
TheRealForlong Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Panoramic view amazingness.
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CopperGlasses Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so cool! great Job!
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:iconxjk:
XJK Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
THIS....IS......AWESOME!!!!!
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooow!!! I just can't stop looking at this!!! It's too awesome!!! :squee: :squee: :squee:
It must be pretty hard to make 3D stuff like this... anywho, excellent job!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's actually quite easy to make. It just takes time.

Thanks!
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CrowsDelight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You know, this automatically reminded me of the scene in Harry Potter 5, when the Death Eaters face off against the Oracles.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I did not know that.
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CrowsDelight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well either way, you did brilliantly on it. It all paid off in the end. Congrats!
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GhostSquid447 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
this is like the 3D painting in the 50th anavarsery movie!!

sorry about the spelling.
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The what?
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:iconstreakspsyche:
StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
HOLY WOW!
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:iconjanuary3rd:
January3rd Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Beyond amazing!
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:iconzooma4321:
zooma4321 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awsome
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:iconoliwia2514:
Oliwia2514 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing *o*
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tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Amazing! :+fav:
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WTFOMGBBQZZZ Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
HOW. HOW EVEN, SO COOL
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lizfoxyartis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing! i just love the way you draw your ponies and the 3-d effect makes its so great!
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:iconlost-our-dreams:
Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
that's amazing!
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CloudBurstBrony Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To say this is incredible is an understatement. You did a fantastic job.
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jimster55 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Well, I have to give you some props. I'm usually very picky about the artwork I like and I usually prefer show style artwork vs. different, unique styles. But this one actually caught my eye. The design is overall very unique and doesn't look like some rookie trying to get his name out there for the sake of fame. Its obvious you actually put some time, effort, and feeling into the drawing and animation of this. Congradulations on wowing me! Not very easy to do my friend ;) So how did you come up with this and what was your inspiration for the drawing?
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, well I'm glad I impressed you. Thanks!
The inspiration was a similar piece, not of ponies, I saw a while ago. Don't remember what it was of. But it had the a similar form of rotating camera. I just made it interactive and put ponies in it. As for the actual setting and scenario, I kind of just made it up. I knew I wanted all the main six ponies and that's about it. I had also wanted to give the windigos a try. I sketched a few different layouts, but in the end this, which was my first composition, stuck.
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princecandycane Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Its Just Awesome The Interactive Stuff Makes It 20% Cooler!
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:iconi-am-knot:
I-am-knot Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, a 20% cooler joke. Those are getting more rare. Thank you friend!
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cmaggot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Holy poop that is so freaking cool!!! Such a great idea and executed so flawlessly. Love the composition and how well it works together with the motion, like the direction Rainbow is flying and the ice trail on the ground. The ice sparkle effect looks awesome too. It really adds to the picture by giving it a sense of material, it makes it seem like not just digital paint but ice. Then the brain fills in the rest and makes the green paint grass, and the gray paint rock, and so on. :)

I could just go on rambling about allt he good things, like how the picture has an awesome overall motif with Twilight in the middle and a battle raging around her, but at the same time if you focus on a smaller part of the picture those are interesting on their own. Great storytelling in the picture, and I love how you characterize all the ponies. I also like that you use your own style rather than copy the show's style.

Gahh.. everything is amazing about it. And I might steal this idea with an animated painting for a project of my own some day... :P
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, this is wrong! I am the one supposed to gush about your art and how you are flawless.
You are messing up the order of things!

But, in all seriousness, it means a great deal coming from you. For real, I think you whop the butts of all the other pony artists out there. A lot of people can make one or two really good pieces. But, you sir, make so much good art. Totally in the style that I love and for that I thank you. Never ceases to amaze me.

And there is no need to "steal" my ideas. You can have them, free of charge, all of them...All of them!
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inadino1807 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no! It's a clap invasion! Flee! Flee for your lives!

Thanks!
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SKpip Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A "little something"?! This is incredible! I can't even imagine how much time and effort went into this, and the result is awesome! Congratulations, you have officially blown my mind!:happybounce: I am a dummy! La la la la Giggle Clap This deserves at least five emoticons. 
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