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So I made a Mabel pony Flash puppet and tried it out. Will improve. I'll post the complete puppet set when I'm done.
Click on Mabel to play another animation.
Anything I need to improve on? Give constructive criticism in the comments.
Also there's a secret button…try to find it;)
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HalieNation Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fount the secret button in seconds from just randomly clicking XD
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Pharaohizkey Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
I Found it in the first ten seconds...
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NightmoonYT Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
i found it in a mere few minuites. lawl. Grey Kit Emoticon-Lmfao    Anyways Bye!! 
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DaKurkOfYourDreams Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
TIMEKILLER
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cliff999 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IV'E BEEN SEACHING FOR 20 MINEUTS! WHERE THAT FU... wait i found it! Finaly! YES YES YE... ARE YOU !@#%#%$% KIDDING ME? THATS IT!? FUUU...:angry: 
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Rex888 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
ssssssssssssss
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Sugared-Strawberries Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
did you know in the my little pony comic series they made May-belle? she had a sweater and looked almost exactly like this.

I also think you should not just make her going left and right.

and the secret one i found
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XAdventuretimeLoverX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
found it  >w<
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:iconshadeila:
Shadeila Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously,where is the secret button? xD
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:iconponydraw1:
PonyDraw1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Click the pony!
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:iconrex888:
Rex888 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
sssssssssssssssssssss
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askMMDJapan Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you lol.
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:iconrex888:
Rex888 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student General Artist
XD
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:iconaskmmdjapan:
askMMDJapan Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3
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PotionLily Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The secret button is easy xD
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YellowDalek1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Which is the "Secret Button" ?
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PotionLily Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the s
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internetshadow0000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Not a bad start. Byt, it just is not Mabel without a sweater.
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KerryKoopa26 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Will add sweaters later. :)
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
First off, to really make use of secret buttons you have to disable the tab key in the Flash file: right now you just click anywhere on it and hit tab to highlight each clickable object. =p

Without breaking down the animation itself (I don't have a tool to do that other than PrintScreen-to-death) there's only so much I can say. One thing I like is that it looks like her cutie mark is stretching and contracting a little as she rocks.

What stands out the most though is that her mane and tail move too perfectly counter to her rocking when there should be a delay as they start to catch up before she finishes moving in either direction. They should be moving in wider sweeps too, and maybe independently (since the length of the hair affects stuff – whoa, that even means that her tail could even wave if you wanted to take it that far). So, at the most basic level, her hair should start to move forward before she starts to move back.

Though I admit that at her speed and with the small number of objects it'll be hard to get right. You could try setting different random cycle times for each for the fun of it and then see how each one looks. That may even give you more ideas. :)

I spent a few minutes trying to find dA tutorials on exactly that (accessing tutorials, via hardly-documented feature: [link] ) but searching for "hair movement in animation" and several variations didn't turn up anything useful, or at least not on the first page of each result set. (Google search with site:deviantart.com didn't help much either, but I'm sure there are plenty on other sites too.)

The other biggie is that when she rears up you should have her go back on her hind legs (and bend them) to maintain her balance properly. Also, if you want to go yet another extra km, don't have her rear up until she gets into position instead of jumping straight to it. Maybe these things are already part of your plan though.

As for her excited smile and excitedly waving forelegs, those are terrific. Very lovely pony Mabel indeed because she's so cute and excitable. :)
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RaissaSpina Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
SO CUTE! I LOVE IT!
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isamadworld52 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I FOUND IT!! YAY ME!!! :iconohyeahplz:
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MabelPinesGirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I FOUND THE SECRET BUTTON YAY
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PrincessVictini Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
s
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Wiseman288 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Found the Secret button. it'S not really that hard guyS. Still, cute animation, can't wait to See it finiShed.
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superflame24 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
i see what you did there ;p
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Wiseman288 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Had to help where I could
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superflame24 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
XD 
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ChocolateCreepyPasta Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for that hint! I found it too.
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Wiseman288 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
No problemo
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ChocolateCreepyPasta Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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heIIfire Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wHERES THAT BUTTON
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Cupcake-Cookie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
achievement unlocked you found the secret button -_-
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EvilTruth24 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconclockplz:...8 Hours Later... @_@ I CAN FIND THE BUTTON...
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