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the great and low-poly trixie by egophiliac the great and low-poly trixie by egophiliac
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This is a low-poly model made with specific limitations in mind. I appreciate critique, but last time there was some misunderstanding about what I was attempting to achieve (a lot of which was my fault for not being totally clear on it). So, for context: this model is designed to be rendered in realtime on mobile. It is not meant to be 3D-printed, or to imitate any of the high-poly/sculpted pony models that others have made. Please do not suggest things like subdivision or other techniques that would make it unsuitable for its intended purpose. Thanks!

I hope I don't sound snappy, sorry! Internet tone. :iconapplejackfcknoplz:

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update Mar. 8th: adjusted her a bit to address some of the critiques, thanks everybody! :heart:

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Trixie's back! At 2212 tris she's a bit dense for what I was going for, but much improved on the last model (6566 tris). Her mouth can open and her eyes were supposed to be animatable, but Photoshop didn't want to import that correctly and I gave up dealing with it. :icontwilight8iplz:

I don't have a project or anything in mind for her, she was really just for practice. Now she can sit around on my hard drive forever and collect dust, I guess.

Modeled in Blender 2.49b, textured and rendered in Photoshop CS4. Cutie mark vector by *The-Smiling-Pony.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice! Low poly art remains one of my favorite styles of 3d modeling, and can look genuinely beautiful and amazing
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Blender?


WE FOUND ANOTHER!!!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WE HATH FROND ANOTHA!
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!!   We have come and we will assimilate him and hijack this page's comment section!
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:?
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I thought about that post last night after I sent it. Not very clear.  

We've (unitenionally) sort of formed (as in it exist, but only in interaction, no groups, no conferences, just communications and critiques) a group of Brony Blender artist.   Best link is a compilation :iconshastro: did about a month ago
fav.me/d90mwja

Mostly we just comment and critique each other's work, :icondpplad:'s Id say the most experienced member and has given me ALOT of good advice to improve my work. 

Also, I love the model. Very efficient, but still looks great.  Looks like it was ripped right out of big studio game!  Done anymore lately?
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Shastro Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like one of these days we should make a blender group or a skype group or something of the sort, to make it easy to communicate and get feedback :) 

We already have the my-little-3d.deviantart.com/ Group which is where I have found most of the other 3D artists, but having something like a skype could be really fun, in a few weeks I'll begin doing weekely livestreams (have been for a while but not with enough stability to announce them) and once I get a premium it would be awesome to have a Blender artists pony multistream every week!
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be great!  I didn't know about the group (and not much of my art will be MLP related for a while aside from HR assets.) 

AND what time are those streams? I always miss them.
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Shastro Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are kinda random atm, once I move around October first they should be every friday and every saturday
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh, okay! I didn't know if you meant it in a good way or not. Sweating a little... that's neat though, thanks for the link!

and thank you! :heart: I still do things occasionally, but nothing pony lately.
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I was looking for a WoT meme that basically covered what that COULD have meant, (basically Lynch mobbing), but I'll try to be more clear next time, or add an emoticon or somethin' :P


Same here on the latter, the train was the last thing I did pony related and I won't be doing any pony models in the near future.  Humanized however....:D (Big Grin) , let's just say if I do finish it, ITS GONNA BE AWESOME. I'm working towards the skill and detail level I would need for it ATM, but there should be plenty of uploads from me coming up soon.  I'd love to see any work you've got!  I see it as a way to learn from others and get new ideas on how to approach a solution.
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dpplad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really you think I'm the most experienced? I'd give that to somepony like :iconuncommented: I think personally. but thanks :iconjetpowerfie:!

And WOW this model really does look like it belongs in a massive pony MMO!! Actually a lot of different games. :D
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Uncommented Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Pffffft most experienced? I haven't even figured out hair and fur! Shastro is clearly the master of horse-blending.
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dpplad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I fail when it comes to hair, and fur just crashes blender for me :(

If only we could all Captain Planet ourselves into some epic blender boss ;)

Ok we seriously need to work on lyrics for this! XD 

:iconshastro: hair
:iconuncommented: topology
:icondpplad: shaders
(etc)

I wonder if hashbro counts as 1 of the blender ponies, because that would be epic!!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be awesome if Hashbro was one of our little subset of mlp 3d artists. 

I HOPE TO MASTER ALL DE AREAS!, one of these days :P
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dpplad Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed!
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Shastro Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha Thanks so much Uncommented! but in all honesty though, I constantly look towards your work for inspiration and reference. I have learned alot from downloading your models, and it alot of ways I am still a noob, I still haven't crossed the Blender 1 year mark (first da post was last November)
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow he is good!  Why have I not heard of him yet?  Cool!

and yeah, to my knowledge your are!  In that one critique you improved my textures unbelievably as it cascaded from one thing to another  realizing the possibilities to make beautiful textures. 
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dpplad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad I was able to help so much :D

Maybe with shaders I'm more knowledgeable but I still struggle with topology all the time.
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JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My organic modeling is hideous.  I think I'll just source out Shastro or SILx2 (i.e. :iconshipisloveshipislife:) if I really need an MLP related organic model done.

I'll be uploading a compilation of my recent tinkering soon (my pride is the wood texture that works on a block realistically on ALL sides with only one shader :D )
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dpplad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE! I had a shader like that a while ago that I made building upon a concept on a forum, but it was a little more complicated to adjust than I would like. Can't wait to see how your shader works!
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FriscoWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any other low poly ponies you've made?
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, she's the only one!
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Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is blender hard to learn
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It has a pretty steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of it it's REALLY easy to work with -- the main thing about it is that it's extremely unintuitive and most of the menus are hidden, so it's very, very hard to figure out on your own. If you want to learn it I recommend finding a basic modeling tutorial on YouTube or somewhere, and just following along with it as it goes. You pick up the basics pretty quick and if there's something you're not sure how to do, it's usually easily-findable on Google. c:
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Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have used 3d max in the past
but that was a while ago so it may take away as I might be going to relearn 3d again on a  course
which was 3 years ago they did play with blender but the tutors got bored and stopped teaching it.
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TheAwesomeMooMoo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so bootiful

And yes.


INTERNET TONE
WHAT MAKES KIND CRITIQUES SOUND LIKE CRITICISM
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Handepsilon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice and smooth for a low-poly! (though the mane's not really good... ooooh... that bane of modeler's life)

How about eyelids instead?
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by using eyelids instead? :?
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Handepsilon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Model the eyelids, skin it to some bones to pull it up and close it down easily . It's a daunting task, but it's one of the way
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! Thanks for explaining, but I set it up so that her eyes are actually floating elements (with the texture being swapped to animate them), although Photoshop didn't want to display the transparent material properly so they're directly on the model here. I think that works better for the 2D style I was going for. :icontrixieshrugplz:
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Handepsilon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, I see now, yea... it'll be hard to do them eyelids...
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ReadToasts Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, she can't collect dust. You should render dust particles in her file so she can collect it. :)
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DatPonnyAssPLZ Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
tail is i the way og best thing :love:
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! Made to be rendered on mobile devices!? There's no way this is for the Gameloft game, is it!? That would be so amazing!

Lol, 2,212 tris - low-poly? Anyone else remember the day when this would've been considered extremely high poly? Oh, how times have changed!
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Nah, I'm not employed by Gameloft (they would never have me, I don't speak French :iconapplejackisdizzyplz:). This was just for modeling practice.
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait... You need to speak French for Gameloft? (Really, I know nothing about them, lol)

Heh, that's cool. Organic shapes are hard. I've done plenty of submarines, buildings, airplanes, ships, space things; just about every vehicle and structure, but never an organic shape :p

Pony would be a neat thing to try, though...

And thanks for replying! :la:
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's not required, but apparently they are really, really big on bilingualism (the HQ is based in Paris) and being able to speak French is a HUGE advantage in taking a job with them.

The pony body wasn't that hard but THAT HAIR. THAT HORRIBLE CURVY TRIXIE HAIR. :shakefist: And it was a PAIN to texture to boot. In retrospect I probably should've started with Rarity or Pinkie, their hair would be weird to figure out but it would have more angles and lots of nice places to hide seams.
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, well that's interesting.

Well, seeing as Pinkie's mane's outline makes loop-dee-loops inside her hair, It's pretty much physically impossible to make it perfectly show-accurate in 3d :XD:
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no, that would just be part of the texturing -- unlit low-poly, the way I learned it, is modeling to a silhouette and then detailing with the texture, rather than modeling in every detail. Although the high-poly models I've seen have just textured in the loops too. :iconpinkieshrugplz:
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Jaelachan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Trixie is my favorite.
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks pretty cool though,. Nice work thar
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Geffenleffens Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work and all, But it has been a while since I poped by heh. I may be a bit late to the party...soooo... why are most of your comments disabled on your other works?
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boysketch Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like
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AnaduKune Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I said it in chat and ill say it again, for someone who says they are bad at this your off to an excellent start. Even your topology is pretty good. Though I think it may be good to avoid triangles when possible like the one in Trixes eyebrow. You do a pretty good job at keeping consistent topology size.

I think it was mentioned in the stream but the flow of the topology maybe why you were having trouble with the cutie mark.

anyway great work. Keep up the awesome artwork.
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty neat! Are you going to put the actual model up for downloading?
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Probably not, she's just for practice and she's still not that great (no one must know how terribly inefficient my textures are). :iconhorrifiedtwilightplz:
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, but I still admire the work. :)
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Wirlog Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
this one has Trixie's more accurate colors. But the old one is more cute.
I shall call this one "Trixie.rar"
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StephanieCassataArt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional
Adorable! Well done :boogie:. It even has a little bit of that original Playstation magic to it :). Keep up the beautiful work!
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