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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.
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.

- 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?

Gallery Folders

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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IzzyLeKitty750 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Is there a PNG version of the template? Because whenever I want to use it, it says""Qt.Core 4dll is missing from your computer" or something like that.
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magicalflutter5 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Could I please get the link to the latest version of desktop ponies? Thanks! :3
PokemonSpriter11 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can i ask.. can you ONLY make these with Photoshop? cant we use gimp or somethign?
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7uprulez Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Hey ive seen desktop ponies on Tumblr blogs but is it possible to add them to your deviantart page?
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Dashmod Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  New member
I've added the EQG, filly, and Power Ponies forms of the mane six to their normal character folders and set it up so they work as animations for them, but there's something I'm wondering. How do I add new speech things for them and make it so they only happen when they take on those particular forms?
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otaku4242 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
just downloaded desktop ponies
works fine except that sound files wont activate when i put my mouse over a pony
what do i do?
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XCommanderHurricaneX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I actually install the thing so I have a pony on my desktop?
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PrincessLunalovesme Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if you've gotten this question before but, do you have a tutorial on how to install a pony on your desktop?
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AmitysBread Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist…

I found this, I think its stolen...?
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Fifth--Element Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I wasn't entirely sure where else to bring this up (since the forums seem to be down, or something) and this may just be me seeing things, but it seems that the app as of v1.51 seems to have the ponies congregate to the upper right hand corner of the desktop. They do travel across, but they seem to focus in that particular quadrant, and when they have the option to walk around, they mostly choose to go up and to the right. Not sure if this was an issue that had been revealed previously or if I'm just seeing things. Thought you might like to know.
Dashmod Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  New member
I just found a gif that looks like it's practically a desktop pony already, so I thought it might be fun if I could add it to the file saved on my computer; of course I wouldn't upload it anywhere, it would only be for my own personal use on my own computer. The problem is, I have no idea how to convert a normal gif into a file that can work on this program. The gif is here:…
Is there any way I could convert the file into the kind of file that works on the program?
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Dashmod Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  New member
Part of me wants to try getting into making these, but there is one thing I'm worried about. How long does it generally take to make one of these? I'd rather not have to devote half a day to making one sprite.
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maneko Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
:iconapplepieponyartist: <-- This person stole several of your animations to turn them into bases, and then distributed them as her own work under her own terms of use, which includes commercial purposes.
Dashmod Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  New member
Can the editor be used to make several sprites of different characters appear from the same folder?
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Cdpaliden Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I just wanted to let everyone who has contributed to this project know that they're Awesome!
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