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Hello!

I like playing games and creating 3D artwork. I create 3D environments within Blender as well as models for Garrys Mod and Source Filmmaker. Not all my work is on here, but as I finish stuff I plan on getting more on here. ^^

You can find my older work on garrysmod.org My later work and current projects can be found on my Steam Workshop page.

My Steam profile: steamcommunity.com/id/discopea… (this link was broken for a while, whoops!)

My Steam Workshop Submissions: steamcommunity.com/id/discopea…
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This is my last content update for the "A True True Friend" animation project! This is it.. the end! The next one will be an overview of the upcoming release.

With my last content update, I am now here to present the final completed set: " TTF Animation Specific". This bundle is no where near as exciting as the others necessarily, but hey.. more stuff! This is basically a miscellaneous grab bag of models that were really only made for the animation but could still be useful to others. It's essentially, as the name suggest, specific props and items for various scenes in the animation but do not pertain to a specific location or category.

Only One More Update Left Before Release:
1. Pre-Release Outline

Final Release w/ Video (aka judgement day)

Finished, but Not Done

Huh, but I thought this was the last update..? 

Well, I can now say that I have each and every set completely finished for all practical purposes. However, I still have some work left to do. Not to worry though, these are straight forward things and I expect the release to be quite soon, as in, really quite soon. Right now my main task is helping Nutrafin get everything implemented in the animation as well running through each scene and ensuring we've tidied it all up and fixed any small issues or oddities. Along side the remaining work on the animation, I will be setting up the release structure and creating some nice presentation imagery. My next update will outline this structure once I have it figured out and very shortly afterward the release will take place. After working off and on for two years and creating more than 200 models, I want to ensure I release it all the best way I can.

Previous Completion Updates


Ponyville Environments 
Work Update - (4/9/15)Hello again, time for a quick update on things.
Last time I gave you an update on where I was at with the building models for my Ponyville Environment Props package. At that time I had completed the textures and now I have completed the ground they are sitting on.
Although I'm rushing through these for the sake of getting them done already (taking ages with them..) it's my end goal to have them set up in a way that allows people to build their own scenes that aren't dependent on some single arrangement. My original plan was to just make some simple models of the ground for various scene's in Nutrafin's animation. Not satisfied with that idea, I'm trying something else.
You start with a large plane model I have provided called "Ground Canvas". This just acts a sold color and flat base for everything you are to later plop down. You can either use the square or rounded one.

(The 2 choices)
You the

Part 1


Work Update - (5/18/15)Yo! So you guys know I'm still hard at work.. I have another update. :)
As of right now the only work I have left is a handful of animation specific things that will be added onto my already organized release packs I have set up. I plan on giving you guys a nice break down of what to expect sometime before the release. This month has been.. well.. something. I've got a lot going on right now, but I'm working hard with the intent of having all model work done sometime next week. Over the next two weeks I'll be wrapping up all the models and creating the imagery for the presentation of the formal release. :D
Edit: I was crazy to think I'd have everything done that quickly with finals creeping around the corner.. 
[Where I'm at]
As of the moment I have 5 updates to make, one for each package/workshop submission. So you know exactly what I have to do, I'll just go ahead and list what work remains towards my side of the project. Last night I finished and

Part 2


Sweet Apple Acres

  Sweet Apple Acres [COMPLETE] and Graduation!Long time, no update..!
Hey there! Its been a bit since I posted anything (surprise surprise). Work was slow up until now because I recieved a large influx of school work and then had final exams. I had to shift most my attention to that and put a lot of my other stuff on hold. With that being said though, school is OVER! I'm done!

Last Wednesday (6/17/15), I graduated high school! No longer will I have to juggle my classes/homework and my art work. I'm going to be busy trying to become independent in the coming months. My first priority now that I'm no longer busy is getting all my MLP models actually finished and released! Hopefully I'll soon be breaking free from this homeless situation I've had to tolerate for far too long. :)
Though busy with school, I did however make some progress.
Now, enough talk.. more progress pictures!
Sweet Apple Acres Bundle [Completed]
Over the course of May and up until now, I have worked on the final bul


Fluttershy's Cottage 

  Work Update - (6/29/15) - Fluttershy's CottageAs of a couple days ago I am now 100% done with the Fluttershy's Cottage portion of my work! Here's a quick look at the new props I've added to the package.
Now that I can say the Fluttershy's Cottage is fully complete I'll give you all a brief preview of all the content you'll be getting on release. Let me know what you think of it all, with each update I grow closer to being able to release it all. That's definitely motivating me to work hard at getting all this done as fast as I can. :)
Next update will showcase all the completed Carousel Boutique content! I'm already almost done with all that, so expect that very soon. After that, one more update for animation specific models (only a small handful) and then... I'll be creating the release stuff and get everything ready to go for when the video is put out. Me and Nutrafin have been working very hard these past few days to get all the compiled models into the animation and looking nice. The teasing ends soon.. :)
Three Work Update


Carousel Boutique 

Work Update - (7/3/15) Carousel Boutique CompletedThis is my second to last content update! Up next, TTF Animation Specific Props!
I am proud to present my next update, this time featuring the completed Carousel Boutique set. Like my previous update I'll show you what's new, what you've seen before (so you can get a view of the entire package) and then a checklist for what remains.
Two Work Updates Left:
1. TTF Animation Specific
2. Pre-Release Outline
Final Release w/ Video (aka FINALLY)
Previous Completion Updates
Ponyville Environments 

Part 1

Part 2
Sweet Apple Acres
 
Fluttershy's Cottage
 
New Content - More Props
Dress_Blue + Reference

Dress_Purple

Reference

Mannequin Version



New Content - The Props and Objects!

These are some SFM renders of props and objects that are for a couple specific scenes in the animation. (Band_Hat, Band_Drum, Band_Drum_Stick, Band_Trumpet, Disguise_Glasses)

Band Hat C by discopearsDrum + Stick White Compress by discopears
Band Trumpet by discopearsDisguise Glasses C by discopears
Below - (Elements_Chest - Rigged)
Elements Chest Closed by discopearsElements Chest Open by discopears

UPDATE: Snow WIP (specific to a scene) (7/24/15)


OGB_1_Snow (rendered in sfm)
OGB 1 Snow Final by discopears



OGB_2_Snow (rendered in sfm)
OGB 2 Snow Final by discopears



Bushes w/snow (Currently working on a separate skin for the bushes themselves so they actually look cold)Bushes Snow Final by discopears









Vertex Animations

These props have vertex animations. Very specific to the animation of course, but could always serve useful should they be needed. Was originally going to post gifs of these, but decided not to. However, the motions of each are described.

Cloth_Vert - Vertex animation of the cloth being pulled away and unraveled from a sewing machine.
Ss+(2015-07-22+at+03.34.19) by discopears
 
Cloth - Animated w/ 2 flexes that pull the fabric inward on the left/right sides when the sewing machine jams (See more here: Work Update - (7/3/15) Carousel Boutique Completed )
Ss+(2015-07-22+at+03.34.12) by discopears

Rope_Loop - Vertex animation of the rope being pulled away and dropping to the floor
Ss+(2015-07-22+at+03.34.31) by discopears

Rope_Wiggle - Vertex animation of the rope dropping down and leaning a little
Ss+(2015-07-22+at+03.35.19) by discopears

Others

These are also props. Scene specific like the others (Rope_Wrap, Statue_Saddle)
Ss+(2015-07-22+at+03.35.27) by discopears

Ss+(2015-07-22+at+03.35.44) by discopears

Other Completed Work (edits)


  • Edited and improved all textures in the "Ponyville Environments" set by smoothing the baked AO (reduce noise and jaggedness) and cleaning up visible artifacts.
  • Updated all .vmt files within the "Ponyville Environments" set by adding tweaked $phong reflections and normal maps (Alpha channel of normal map influences reflectivity)
  • Fixed some obvious texture errors on a few models
  • Changed or removed mip mapping on some textures
  • General fixes (missing content, errors, etc. )

BOOM - All Content Updates Completed!




What Work Remains Now...?


Fluttershy's Cottage - Completed
Sweet Apple Acres - Completed
Ponyville Environments - Completed
MLP Cloud Sprites - Completed (could add more)
Carousel Boutique -  Completed
TTF Animation Specific -  Completed

Various Updates, Edits, and Fixes - Completed
  • .vmt file changes  -  Done
  • Various Building Edits (for animation) for Ponyville Env. -  Done
  • Some texture errors/mistakes  -  Done
  • GB_Pink_Fence_Rail is missing from Ponyville Env (compile)  -  Done
  • Snow Edits for some Ponyville Env. Models (for animation) Done
  • Balcony Edits for some building models (for animation) Done
  • Animation - Implementation/Support - In Progress
Release Structure and Imagery  - Current WIP



We're Very close to the end now! Stay tuned for that outline of the release. Throughout the next week or so (Could be longer, who knows) I'll be working to plan out the exact release and working with Nutrafin to get everything finished and ready to go. :)

As always, thanks for your continued patience and support!
Please feel free to let me know what you think, ask questions, or make suggestions. :)

Stay tuned,
Discopears
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Spotify - All Music Ever
  • Watching: Hetalia :3
  • Playing: ... you mean working? (GTA V though)
This is my second to last content update! Up next, TTF Animation Specific Props!

I am proud to present my next update, this time featuring the completed Carousel Boutique set. Like my previous update I'll show you what's new, what you've seen before (so you can get a view of the entire package) and then a checklist for what remains.

Two Work Updates Left:
1. TTF Animation Specific
2. Pre-Release Outline

Final Release w/ Video (aka FINALLY)

Previous Completion Updates


Ponyville Environments 
Work Update - (4/9/15)Hello again, time for a quick update on things.
Last time I gave you an update on where I was at with the building models for my Ponyville Environment Props package. At that time I had completed the textures and now I have completed the ground they are sitting on.
Although I'm rushing through these for the sake of getting them done already (taking ages with them..) it's my end goal to have them set up in a way that allows people to build their own scenes that aren't dependent on some single arrangement. My original plan was to just make some simple models of the ground for various scene's in Nutrafin's animation. Not satisfied with that idea, I'm trying something else.
You start with a large plane model I have provided called "Ground Canvas". This just acts a sold color and flat base for everything you are to later plop down. You can either use the square or rounded one.

(The 2 choices)
You the

Part 1

Work Update - (5/18/15)Yo! So you guys know I'm still hard at work.. I have another update. :)
As of right now the only work I have left is a handful of animation specific things that will be added onto my already organized release packs I have set up. I plan on giving you guys a nice break down of what to expect sometime before the release. This month has been.. well.. something. I've got a lot going on right now, but I'm working hard with the intent of having all model work done sometime next week. Over the next two weeks I'll be wrapping up all the models and creating the imagery for the presentation of the formal release. :D
Edit: I was crazy to think I'd have everything done that quickly with finals creeping around the corner.. 
[Where I'm at]
As of the moment I have 5 updates to make, one for each package/workshop submission. So you know exactly what I have to do, I'll just go ahead and list what work remains towards my side of the project. Last night I finished and

Part 2

Sweet Apple Acres
  Sweet Apple Acres [COMPLETE] and Graduation!Long time, no update..!
Hey there! Its been a bit since I posted anything (surprise surprise). Work was slow up until now because I recieved a large influx of school work and then had final exams. I had to shift most my attention to that and put a lot of my other stuff on hold. With that being said though, school is OVER! I'm done!

Last Wednesday (6/17/15), I graduated high school! No longer will I have to juggle my classes/homework and my art work. I'm going to be busy trying to become independent in the coming months. My first priority now that I'm no longer busy is getting all my MLP models actually finished and released! Hopefully I'll soon be breaking free from this homeless situation I've had to tolerate for far too long. :)
Though busy with school, I did however make some progress.
Now, enough talk.. more progress pictures!
Sweet Apple Acres Bundle [Completed]
Over the course of May and up until now, I have worked on the final bul


Fluttershy's Cottage
  Work Update - (6/29/15) - Fluttershy's CottageAs of a couple days ago I am now 100% done with the Fluttershy's Cottage portion of my work! Here's a quick look at the new props I've added to the package.
Now that I can say the Fluttershy's Cottage is fully complete I'll give you all a brief preview of all the content you'll be getting on release. Let me know what you think of it all, with each update I grow closer to being able to release it all. That's definitely motivating me to work hard at getting all this done as fast as I can. :)
Next update will showcase all the completed Carousel Boutique content! I'm already almost done with all that, so expect that very soon. After that, one more update for animation specific models (only a small handful) and then... I'll be creating the release stuff and get everything ready to go for when the video is put out. Me and Nutrafin have been working very hard these past few days to get all the compiled models into the animation and looking nice. The teasing ends soon.. :)
Three Work Update




New Content - More Props


Dress_Blue + Reference
Ss+(2015-07-02+at+11.04.35) by discopears


Dress_Purple
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+07.43.57) by discopears

Reference
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+06.58.49) by discopears

Mannequin Version
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.16.30) by discopears

Dress_Brown + Hat_Brown + Reference (This is that model I first posted from 2013!) Only took 2 years to finally texture it!! 2fast4u
Ss+(2015-06-23+at+06.47.43) by discopears




Measuring_Tape (accessory) + Reference
Ss+(2015-06-30+at+11.54.11) by discopears

Cork_Board + Reference
Ss+(2015-06-30+at+11.54.53) by discopears

Two Cob_Web Models (2 polygons)
Ss+(2015-06-30+at+11.45.10) by discopears

Spool (multiple color skins)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+04.42.06) by discopears

Cloth_Resting (and other props, see "Previously Shown Content")
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+04.43.19) by discopears

Pattern
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+04.42.42) by discopears

Cart (wheels rigged) + Hanger_Dress + Hanger + Hanger_Scarves + Hanger_Shirt_R + Hanger_Shirt_W
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+05.07.34) by discopears

Preview of each component (each will be their own separate prop)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+05.13.23) by discopears
(These are simply props for the cart model, they won't fit on the ponies themselves.)

Hat_Plant
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.15.11) by discopears

Fabric_Roll + Fabric_Roll_Unwound (Unwound has flexes that let you wrinkle the fabric, this is for a scene in the animation but could still be useful to others, maybe) Each has a ton of different color skins.
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.19.12) by discopears

3 Individual Plank Models (for damaged version of the interior in the animation)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.20.58) by discopears

3 Models of Groups of Planks (for damaged version of the interior in the animation)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.21.18) by discopears

Previously Shown Content


CB_Main (base model, bare)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.26.09) by discopears

Mannequin (bare)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.29.26) by discopears

Stage
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.30.03) by discopears

Mirror
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.31.03) by discopears

Pole
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.31.46) by discopears

Shower_Counter
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.32.46) by discopears

CB_Main w/ Props (Back and Front)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.28.16) by discopears

Desk + Sewing_Machine (sewing machine is rigged, you can animate the hammer and wheel)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.34.36) by discopears

Cloth (flexes) - This fabric model is for the animation and has two flexes (vertex animations / Shapekeys) that allow you control and animate the folded portion of the fabric.

Completely Bunched Up
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.37.04) by discopears

Left is flattened (flex 1)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.37.09) by discopears

Both Left and Right are Flattened (Flex 1 and 2)
Ss+(2015-07-03+at+11.37.16) by discopears


That's it! You have now seen all of four of my major content packages completed!


Ponyville Environments
Sweet Apple Acres
Fluttershy's Cottage
Carousel Boutique


The work that remains from here on out will be specific to the animation and continuing to get it all together and looking nice!

What Work Remains Now...?


Fluttershy's Cottage - Completed
Sweet Apple Acres - Completed
Ponyville Environments - Completed
MLP Cloud Sprites - Completed (could add more)
Carousel Boutique -  Completed
  •   Compile all new models into SFM

TTF Animation Specific - Current WIP   Edit: Update Soon!
  • Cloth_Unfold (w/flexes) - Done
  • Disguise_Glasses - Done
  • Band_Hat - Done
  • Drum - Done
  • Drum_Stick - Done
  • Trumpet - Done
  • Elements of Harmony Chest - Done
  • Ropes (x3) (2 w/vertex animations) - Done
  Lots of these have yet been modeled. (Simple props though)

Various Updates, Edits, and Fixes - Current WIP
  • .vmt file changes
  • Various Building Edits (for animation) for Ponyville Env.
  • Some texture errors/mistakes 
  • 1-2 grass models for SAA
  • GB_Pink_Fence_Rail is missing from Ponyville Env (compile)
  • Snow Edits for some Ponyville Env. Models (for animation)

Still got some things left to do but.. the end is nigh! I expect the full release of both the animation and video to be sometime later this month! :)

As always I'd love to hear what you think.

Soon,
Discopears
  • Listening to: Ladytron & Pandora
  • Watching: Lawrence of Arabia (Finally saw it, was great!)
  • Playing: GTA V, Garry's Mod, War Thunder

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:icondanielround:
DanielRound Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching
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:icondiscopears:
discopears Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing! Your drawings are fantastic. :)
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DarkHedgehog23 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
just amazing work, you could make the full pony world ^^
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discopears Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:icondarkhedgehog23:
DarkHedgehog23 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
if you do make the full pony world, I hope you put it on SFM for download heh that be cool ^^
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Nein-Skill Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D
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discopears Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :)
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Vulsegardt Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy birthday!
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discopears Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man. :)
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PacificPenguin Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist
hey man, happy birthday! have a good one, and keep up the excellent work too! 
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