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Rainbow Yo-Yo Animation by FluttershytheKind Rainbow Yo-Yo Animation by FluttershytheKind

Oh dear! Well, don’t give up trying Rainbow ^_^ we all run into obstacles when we try something new <3 But you’ll get the hang of it I’m sure ^^ 

The end result of my little animation request post last night on tumblr ^_^ I’m very sorry to  everyone who sent a request my way, I tried a bunch of them, but this is the one that really inspired me ^_^ I really wanted to try my luck at tracking some strings, so that was a lot of fun ^^  

Love you all, 

~FtK

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Oh god, this used to be me. I was never good with yo-yos! So many repressed childhood memories coming back at full force... *ahem* About the piece itself though, it's really good! A little choppy I'll admit, but still pretty smooth, and easy to tell what's going on. I especially like the impact of the yo-yo hitting Rainbow Dash's face. Just something I can put a "POW" sound effect to, ya know? Yeah, I'm a sick person like that. |:) If I had any complaints, it is a little odd how her tail doesn't move at all. I mean, I don't know what movements it'd be making, but just something I thought was worth bringing up. All in all, another great animation! Take care.
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People form all over the nation gather round their network receivers to catch the latest FtK animated short, and boy folks were they treated to a gripping odyssey of Joy, Betrayal, Rage and terminating on a morose conclusion.

Now I will talk about string: Looking at this animation for too long makes looking a real string seem weird. This string has a slight crinkling to its movement which flows in line with the rest of the animation which leads to my next note.

Everything has weight, mass and mechanical anatomy in these few seconds of animation. However the fact the tail remains stationary despite being a great emotive feature seems like a missed opportunity and beings to disappear from the eye entirely.

I didn't like RD at all, but at that ''POW' moment I gained common ground with the rainbow pegasi and saw a light to her persona that I liked, a venerability perfectly captured. Also HA! that mare got hit in the nose with a yo-yo!

Unlike like this critique this animation is short, punchy and says what it needs to without useless filler.
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Sarxis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016
How many total frames is this?
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:iconismalith:
Ismalith Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
AAAaaaawwwww
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Maverickwolfzx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Still better than me
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FralLeman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
:cheer up hug: 
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FuturitsicCrystal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I love these animations! They're the best!
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JaedynOfPyrrhia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Student General Artist
I love it!!!!
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NoradTwo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
For someone with the username "FluttershytheKind," you try to murder us quite frequently.
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:iconfluttershythekind:
FluttershytheKind Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Filmographer
xD well... 'killing with kindness' is a popular phrase I suppose... but I promise I do not mean to do you harm ^__^
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NoradTwo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
Killing with cuteness, more like.

Please continue to do so.
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
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CaptainPudgeMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist
Ooh. Poor baby girl. 
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mirry92 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Dawwww xD Dashie? are you okay dear? :hug:
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:icondancinninjac:
dancinninjac Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Awwwww! Poor Rainbow!
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:iconsketchl:
Sketchl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student Filmographer
nooice
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carronrebekah Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student General Artist
AAWWWEEEEE. <3
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Fratter-Waan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Aww, poor Rainbow. She'll get the hang of it if she sticks with it. Nice work on this, very cute =p
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BratB2094 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
What do you mean Awwwww???
What do you mean Dawwwww???

Its Hhnnnngggggggg!!!!
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Mindstorm-Production Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw her little face when he was holding her nose.
Aaaaaaaaww
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
D'aww :giggle:
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:iconthemungoman:
TheMungoman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You portrayed that brief moment of vulnerability followed by denial and indignation extremely well. Good job.
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IBAIPshow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Artist
<3
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HealingBlight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Was expecting the yoyo to come back after she kicked it.
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SaturnStar14 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD Lol, reminds me of this scene I drew a while back Past Sins: Careful Maneuvering P4 
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Frostfauna Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, she looked like she was about to cry. I guess that's what you can expect when your attempts to show off go wrong. Seems like it hurt her pride more than her nose though. Nice animation FtK.
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DracoBlair Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hit and what happens afterwards deserve an award 
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kdlp313 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Awwww, haha! :) I hate seeing Dashie get hurt, but I love this and I can't stop watching and it's so unbelievably cute at the same time! Rrrgh! Stop making me feel more than one emotion at a time! I'm a man! It ain't natural! :rage:
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VengefulStrudel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, poor Dash XD She looks extra cute when she's all grumpy like that~
Also, I expected the Yoyo to rebound and hit her again after she kicked it =P
Nice work! ^^
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VIPony-Bat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Ахах) 
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
:D

:love:
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MaskedMenace833 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
That looked like it hurt!
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:iconvytti:
Vytti Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your animations... they are sooo beautiful! And cute. Keep going)
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Brittank88 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh. oh my god xD

this is amazing x3
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darkwee009 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
You draw the best grouchy Dashie.
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TheLittleDixie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student General Artist
This is the reason why I hate Yo-Yos, and yet again ponies that a so cute I what to eat them up!
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TooCliched Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Writer
Poor Grouchy Rainbow, never give up! These facial expressions remind me of Edd Edd n Eddy! :O
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow,right in the feels.I though Dash was going to start bleeding/crying.
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FluttershytheKind Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I felt bad for her myself. But she's a tough mare ^_^ she'll be fine
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ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
If I had a yoyo I'd smash it right now.
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Agetian Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Aww cuteness!! :aww:
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HobbesTCat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
I know it's just a yo yo, but It looks like she getting hit in the face by a cue ball. So every time she gets hit I feel so bad for her, lol. Poor dash!
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YoshiRingo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Dawwww, so cute X3
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gem-magic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so good ;_;
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FluttershytheKind Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
aw, thank you Gem-Magic ^_^
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MalimarTheMage Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Do you experience any issues with your pen tool in Flash when you draw your animations? I have Flash CC 2015 and I use a Wacom Pro tablet. When I try to draw with my tablet in Flash, the lines I draw start when my cursor is but then immediately jump down and to the right consistently. I'm not the only one who has this problem but I have no idea how to fix it. I've tried re-installing my tablet's drivers but it didn't work. Any suggestions?
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FluttershytheKind Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I've never experienced that problem :( I'm using Flash CC as well, on a Wacom HD Cintiq. I really haven't had any issues with Flash on my computer, I know at work sometimes my pen will jolt to the far corner of the screen, but, its not what I would consider frequent, or even problematic. does it only happen in flash? Not in Photoshop. If it happens in other programs, it may be your pen. I advise trying a different pen on it, and see if you get the same problem. Or if it is only Flash. try uninstalling and reinstalling the program ^_^ 
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MalimarTheMage Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's strange. Yeah, this only happens in Flash. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the tablet's program several times, both through the original CD and through the Wacom website. I know a lot of other people have this problem too and the only solution I've heard of is reinstalling the drivers, which also didn't work. I've heard that Adobe will fix this issues in a later version of Flash later this year. I hope it's true.

I don't remember this problem happening last year when I was working on a short animation for a class, but I wasn't really drawing lines with the brush tool more than creating shapes with the pen tool. However, I was using my old Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet then so I'll try using that one again and see if the issue continues.
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Rexlare Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HA! Would have been funny if when she kicked it, it rebounded and hits her again.
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FluttershytheKind Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I have that in my roughs ^__^ but I was getting tired, and it was getting late ^_^ so I abridged it. Maybe i'll do an extended version some time ^^
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