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This is my second My Little Pony animation commission. This was requested by :iconoutlaw4rc: outlaw4rc. Swift Flying is an Original Character created by outlaw4rc.

In this project I learned the magical art of Graphic Symbols. Why the **** haven't I used them before?! It definitely made this project easier. The subtle little movements in Swift's movement was quite fun to animate. The actual animation itself was taken from Season 2 Episode 22 Hurricane Fluttershy where Thunderlane demonstrates his flying abilities as well as some of Rainbow Dash's flexing. It was animated in Adobe Flash and then assembled in Adobe Premiere Pro. Took about three weeks.

Some effects will be added later (i.e. Dust, the whoosh, etc).

If you want your My Little Pony Original Character animated, then visit this page for details.

MLP FiM Animation Commission Catalog (5/16/2014) by MAJORA64

Completed Commissions
:bulletred: Starling for Squeno/Aoxis
:bulletorange: Swift Flying for outlaw4rc
:bulletyellow: Flightless for CieloRey
:bulletgreen: Short Hilt for SayaArt
:bulletblue: Raindew for thetriforcebearer
:bulletpurple: Surfing Blossom for outlaw4rc
:bulletpink: Air Guitar for Aire Geetar
:bulletred: CieloXLuna for CieloRey
:bulletorange: Ester for Captain-of-the-Guard
:bulletyellow: Phenomenon for Captain-of-the-Guard

Test Animations
:bulletred: Applejack Run Test Animation
:bulletorange: Twilight Sparkle Walk Test Animation
:bulletyellow: Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo Fly Animation
:bulletgreen: Pinkie Pie Bounce Animation
:bulletblue: Vinyl Scratch/DJ p0n-3 Head Bop Test Animation
:bulletpurple: IAmSwagg Walk Test Animation
:bulletpink: Chroma Cutter Walk Test Animation
:bulletred: Princess Luna Hair Test Animation

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Swift glided toward the start line, while Rainbow kept a judicious eye on him. If there was a habit he had that grated her, it was Swift holding back his true potential. In the impromptu training sessions they held last week above the Stallihorn Mountains, she continually pestered him how wrong that was to the point that they made an agreement. Instead of using words, she should signal not to slack off with a muzzle tap, and she did so as he landed on the starting line. He responded with a nod.

Leaning forwards, Rainbow watched her friend go through the same motions she did, but instead of getting his wings moving, Swift raised them skywards, and held them there. When his appendages swooped down, it shoved the air with enough force that it scraped off the surrounding grass. As the slender stallion rocketed down the track, a visible airwave trailed him, but it soon disappeared, leaving only light and medium blue streaks. Once the stallion made it past everyone, the sound he created was not quite like Rainbow’s, a high-pitched whine dripping with raw power. It was a touch softer, with a faint gurgle. Again, they all got an unwanted new hairdo.

Twilight read the gauge, only she found the result a little surprising considering all the brown at the starting line. “Fourteen flat. Well, okay, I guess. Did you get those times, Spike?”

Story by outlaw4rc

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:iconfuyonaemonilla:
FuyonaEmonilla Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His wing movements are my favorite part!
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:iconthispirateship:
thispirateship Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
AWESOME!
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:iconniclove:
NicLove Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is no Animated!
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:iconmizuni:
Mizuni Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
very cool ^^
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:iconpinknailpolish89:
pinknailpolish89 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just amazing! as always ;)
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:iconflicktransition:
FlickTransition Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Nice!!!
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:iconzenkitsune:
ZenKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! This is awesome!

Looks just like it's from the show!
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:iconoutlaw4rc:
outlaw4rc Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks again for doing this for me. Out of all my OC's, Swift is the one I've worked on the most, both with design and personality, so to see him in action... well, it's like everything I've done up to this point is finally validated. :)

FYI to everyone, the description is pulled straight out of one of my fics, so the animation is a rough approximation of a scene. In case you want to read it, just follow the link below:

[link]
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:iconmephilez:
Mephilez Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
how much are these
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:iconmajora64:
MAJORA64 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Prices start at $20 Canadian and can be as expensive as $40-$50 depending on the options, details are in the link in the description.
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:iconmephilez:
Mephilez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
ah ok then
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:iconxeregon:
Xeregon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Hmm...it's things like this that make me want to make my own animations.

Anyway, the review proper: the animation looks smooth, the character moves naturally, the only improvement I could possibly suggest is adding a little more detail to the hair movement. The separate spikes of his mane and tail don't move independently, and that's what gives it less of a show feel. But other than that, you're lightyears ahead of anything I've managed in animation so far, so...yeah, noob critique.
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:iconzenkitsune:
ZenKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to see this when I get the computers bugs out, right now all I can see is a picture.

The link doesn't work. But, It could just be me, too XD
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:iconjohnnyxlunaandrd:
JohnnyXLunaandRD Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
same here, the link does not work
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:iconmajora64:
MAJORA64 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
[link]

I'm on a really slow and outdated computer today so I can't edit the description right now but there's the link to the commission info.
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:iconjohnnyxlunaandrd:
JohnnyXLunaandRD Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
and there went my hopes for this kind of picture down the drain -.-
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:iconthesassyjessy:
TheSassyJessy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done~ Keep up the awesome work!
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:icondarkcat1999:
darkcat1999 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
do u still do request?
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:iconmajora64:
MAJORA64 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
[link]

Yes I do. Info is in the link if you're considering a request.
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:icondarkcat1999:
darkcat1999 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
i dont have a paypal ^^;
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:iconmajora64:
MAJORA64 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's really freakin' easy to set one up, all you need is some bank account info.
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