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About Desktop Ponies

Hello and welcome to the Desktop Ponies Team.

We make animations for the desktop ponies application which allow these cute little ponies to run all over your desktop. Feel free to watch us and if you know how to sprite, add some animations which can be submitted on our ponychan thread.

- A short explanation regarding group membership -
This group is for existing team members of the desktop ponies project. This means that the members have contributed to the project and created animations that were included in the program. If you want to apply as a member, you should first create animations for a new pony (or other characters from the show) or new animations for existing characters and also submit them to the respective ponychan thread (links below).

In short, if you aren't a contributor, don't ask us to join this group: Any person leaving messages of "i wanna join!!!!!" either on the group's front page or via notes will be rejected on sight and blocked out from this group.
Instead, you can simply watch it.

- A short explanation regarding pony requests -
This group doesn't accept requests. If you want us to make a pony for you or add a certain character to the program, you should visit the individual members' accounts and check if they are open for suggestions or requests: any request posted in this group or sent via notes will be rejected on sight and blocked out from this group..

- Templates & Tutorials -
You can download our templates pack here: Templates

Please make sure to read our terms of use as detailed below.

Direct link to base pony download with tutorial video.

All these sprites are fan made and fall under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, therefore people cannot charge money or receive it (via donations or voluntary payment) at all.
Credit is to be given when these sprites and bases are used.

We are not affiliated with Hasbro in any way and characters remain property of their respective owners. Current base pony model along with several animations made by monkeyjay. Original sprite models from Derpy Delivery.

- Notable Links -
Our Ponychan thread. You can download the program here.

Our OC thread. Find or showcase desktop ponies not from the cartoon series.

Our forums (currently down, unfortunately).

This group does not take requests in most situations, but if you want to double check, please visit their main profile to see if they have a request section open.

And please, if you use anything made by this group, give full credit to us and do NOT charge people for points or money, and neither "suggest" them to give you donations to pretend to bypass this limitation.
This is a free, non-profit application we make for you guys so we'd appreciate not being taken advantage of.
Thank you.

:iconnoncommercial1plz::iconnoncommercial2plz:Art Theft Stamp by sammichNot an Excuse by Blubble-The-BlubsPlease Credit Properly by tarutoI Don't Believe in Fair Use 2 by Survey-chanStamp - Haunting by stop-tracingJustification Stamp by AWishingStarStampsHA I'm Copyright Protected by de-MoteNO BASE FOR BASES by starduo
I do not accept requests by Nana-BeatsI do not accept commissions by Nana-Beats

FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?

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Steglad aka Humle aka the wizard









So it seems that there is a lot of confusion about what is and is not allowed to do with our sprites. Some are under the impression that anything goes with them while some are scared that because we asked a few people to stop doing some things with our sprites that all uses of them are banned. That is not the case.

Our sprites are free use for non commercial purposes.

This means you can
*Make trot cycle ponies for yourselves or friends, just do not try to get anything out of it like money or points or what have you even if it is through voluntary donations. Also, please credit us, don't say you created it out from nothing.

*You can use our sprites in non-profit games or videos. Please just put us in the credits somewhere and once again keep it free for the community. We love seeing our stuff being used and enjoyed by everyone.

*You can edit existing ponies to make new poses, ponies, interactions, etc, but please give credit to the original animator. We made the bases to be used so please use them, but don't repost them as your own. Plus if you work on a canon pony, if they are done well enough you can have them put in the program itself. We like having new members and enjoy seeing the creativity of everyone here.

The one thing we don't like seeing are others stealing from us or trying to profit off unsuspecting or unknowing individuals. Desktop Ponies was  made to be used freely by everyone so please keep it free and credit the individuals who work hard to make these like you should any other artist who's work you use or modify.
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kittens4mittens Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I just have two things to say about your... Application? Yeah. Computer app.
1. This is amazing.
2. I had it when I was eight or nine or something, but deleted it - WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
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aliceygirl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think these are stolen:…
ask-wyeth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I made a flying animation icon for my ponysona Inferno Flame and I would like to contribute it. Since she is my ponysona do I go to the oc thread and post it? And if you want to see, here is my animation.
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Starlight1514 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Hope you don't mind, but I used Tiwlight in this base:…
If you don't want me using her I can take it down, no Hassle :3
Also Used here:… with modifications.
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I saw that the "latest update" for the desktop ponies application is as of October 2013. Is there a newer version that has the season 4 ponies?

Edit: most recent version HAS been updated with new ponies. My mistake.
ponyzilla Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
may i join? it seems join requests are closed.
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Powerfluff Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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ChibaChibz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been wondering, Can I make a base out of the sprites so I can make my own Desktop Pony?
I will credit you entirely!!
^^; Thank you for taking you're time to look at this question!!

((May I also make canon ponies?))
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InkFromHeart Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  New member
Can I join? I'd like to include some of my oc's. It takes about 20 minutes to draw each of my frames, so each desktop pony will take a while. :)
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elements-of-random Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
how do u make those animated thingies?
Perrydotto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the lovely work you all do, and thanks for the great templates! I will definitely credit them properly :)
Ashen-Redmane Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Alllright, time to try this out. Just wanted to take some time aside to thank you for the free use of the templates. I'm a comic artist, so I've been wanting to make some of the characters from my comic into trotting ponies. I definitely need to start practicing this, because I honestly have no clue how to do this... I've only been affiliated with animating on flipnote on the DSi. But thank you so very much! If you guys are interested, I am taking OC's for my comic, so if you guys want to make an OC to fit into my comic, let me know and I'll hook you up! Feel free! :D Thank again!
pupshackle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder is this group still even alive?
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Tokksic-SAMA Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So, you mentoined that we can upload our own creations in the respective ponychan thread. Which one? One is for the program, one for OCshowcases, and the last one is a closed which one?
I did create my own animation and would love to show it to you creators.
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