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This post will act as a living document of model ideas proposed by the community to the handful of modelers in the group.  

We are a community of SFM artists (perhaps a few modelers too), but a common issue we run into is a lack of models.  Something I have noticed when talking with a few of the more active users is that we kinda know what we want, but it is all transient knowledge.  Instead of continuing this trend, I'm creating a more permanent and accessible resource for the question of "what should I model" some modelers (including myself) sometimes have.

For the purposes of this document, the focus is on models that could be useful for the community as a whole.  Stuff like Ponyville props, bone-mergeable props, maps, etc.  

Note:  There is no guarantee your proposed model idea will be modeled.  This is not a requests thread, rather, it's a reference for modelers.

- Be specific.
- Provide reference images if at all possible.
- Keep ideas relevant to the needs of the community (so no OC model requests, but OC props might be fine)  
- Brainstorm as many ideas you'd like.
- Map ideas are fine too
- Don't pester modelers to make it.  

If you want to, post a comment stating that you would like to create/are creating the model.  No need to duplicate efforts if we don't have to.  If you have an idea that you also intend to make for the community (and are willing to share), please note the idea and that you are making it.  It is also probably best practice to only claim a couple at a time, and relinquish the claim if you are no longer able/willing to make it.

Model Ideas

Models that are finished will have their description as a link, and the artist will be sourced next to it.

Bone-Mergeable Props:

General accessories

Models that do not necessarily reskin a pony for a certain purpose but instead add something to a compatible base

Hair or Head Accessories
- Female hair ribbon :: WhiteSkyPony
- Muzzle
- Stud Earrings :: love-mist

DJ/Rave/Party/Music Accessories
- Glowstick on lanyard/necklace and glow hoops for arms :: WhiteSkyPony
- Rainbow Rocks Instruments
   - Rainbow Dash (Guitar) 1 :: The4thaggie
   - Rarity (Keytar) 1
   - Applejack (Bass) 1
   - Fluttershy (Tamborine) 1
   - Pinkie Pie (Drums) 1
- Party Blower 1

- Bound wings (rope) 1
- Fallout :: yoksaharat
- General Props by Yoksaharat :: yoksaharat

Pony Anatomy Additions

- Eyebrows  :: WhiteSkyPony


Super Hero
- Mare Do Well costume or pony 1 :: MollyTheMoopy
- Comic Book Mane 6
- Rainbow Power Ponies

Nightmare Night
- Twilight 1
- Rainbowdash 1
- Pinkie Pie 1
- Applejack 1
- Spike 1

Hearths Warming Eve
- Twilight (Clover the Clever) 1
- Spike 1
- Pinkie (Chancellor Puddinghead) 1
- Applejack (Smart Cookie) 1
- Rarity (Princess Platinum) 1
- Fluttershy (Private Pansy) 1
- Rainbow Dash (Commander Hurricane) 1

- Overhauled Gala Dresses
- Maid :: yoksaharat
- Thiland Only :: yoksaharat
- DJ Sparkle :: yoksaharat

Character Models

Models designed to represent a character.  Generally, fully rigged and are able to easily be animated.

- Philomena Pheonix model w/ baby version 1 2 3

- Celestial Guard Pony w/ ability to switch between all three races
- Luna Bat Pony Guard :: BeardedDoomGuy

Pony Bases
- Infant Ponies 1
   - Tier 1:  Pound and Pumpkin Cake
   - Tier 2:  SMD/QC bases for infant ponies
- Bodies
   - Dragon no tail M/F :: yoksaharat
   - Dragon  with Tail M/F :: yoksaharat
   - Seany M/F :: yoksaharat
   - Mermaid M/F :: yoksaharat
   - Male and Female with Hoof :: yoksaharat

- Horns
   - Sea's Horn :: yoksaharat
   - Dragon's Horn :: yoksaharat
   - Deamon's Horn :: yoksaharat

Minor Characters
- Overhauled Granny Smith 1
- Sapphire Shores 1
- Dr. Caballeron 1
- Filthy Rich 1
- Mayor Mare w/ Glasses and Neckwear 1 2
- Cheese Sandwich
   - Adult w/ Shirt, Cowboy Hat, and poncho 12
   - Colt 1
- Shining Armor w/ Armor and Uniform 1 2 3
- Prince Blueblood w/ neckwear 1

Background Characters
- Starswirl the Bearded 1
- Prim Headline 1
- Pinkie's Parents 1

Other Sentient Creatures
- Diamond Dogs
   - Tier 1:  The three from the show 1
   - Tier 2:  Guard dogs
   - Tier 3:  SMD and other relevant bases/example QCs for M, F, and children
- Dragon
   - General fully grown dragon
      - Tier 1:  Season 1 dragon
      - Tier 2:  Dragons from the Spike episode where he ran away
      - Tier 3:  Dragon SMD/QC bases for M, F, Children, and eggs
   - Crackles the Dragon
- Hydra 1
- Chimera 1
- Timberwolves 1
- Manticore 1
- Iron Will
  - Tier 1:  Iron Will 1
  - Tier 2:  Minotaur SMD/QC bases for M, F, and Children
- Gilda/Griffon
  - Tier 1:  Overhaul Gilda
  - Tier 2:  Griffon SMD/QC bases for M, F, and Children
- Ahuizotl 1
- Mane 6 Pets 1  

Equestria Girls/Anthropomorphic
Equestria Girls
- Twilight Sparkle 1
- Rainbow Dash 1
- Applejack 1
- Rarity 1
- Fluttershy 1
- Pinkie Pie 1
- Sunset Shimmer 1
- Sunset Satan 1
- Trixie 1
- Derpy 1
- Octavia 1
- Vinyl Scratch 1
- SMD/QC bases to make OCs
- Clothing for EqG characters

Essentially, a bipedal body with the ability to put a head on.  Currently, this is possible with a bit of trickery.  There is also contention about the overall design of using the method of reskined human body and pony head.  Perhaps the body mesh needs to be a bit more appropriate.  Add attachment points for wings and horn etc.

General Props

Interior Props
Interior props are things you might find inside of a building, residence, or otherwise non-outside structure.

- Openable book w/ turnable pages 1 2 3 4 5 6

- Changling Cocoon 1

Food and Drink
- Past Sight Potion bottle with multiple skins 1

Lore-Specific Items
- Mane 6 Harmony Keys 1 :: May be already started by someone
- EqG Mirror :: Dracagon

Exterior Props
Models you would use for scenebuilding outside

- Tree of Harmony with individually-bodygrouped gems
- Discord Statues 1 and 2

- Apple orchard trees
  - Tier 1:  Static Prop
  - Tier 2:  Rigged for movement of large branches
- Everfree Forest Trees 1
- Zap Apple Trees 1
- General Trees 1 2 3 4 5

- Poison Joke Flowers 1 2
- Hearts Desire Flower 1

Buildings, Architecture, etc
- Trixie's Stage
- Ponyville Water Tower 1

Models designed to carry ponies about their day.

  - Trixie
     - Trixie Chariot 1
     - Trixie's Bedchariot 1
  - Luna's Chariot 1 2
  - Celestia's Chariot 1 2
  - Twilight's Chariot 1
  - Rarity's Chariot 1
  - Discord's Chariot 1
  - General Chariot 1

Pony Carts
- Small Cart (1 axel) 1
- Large Cart (2 axel) 1
- Sweet Apple Acres Cart Small 1
- Twilight Entrance Exam Cart 1
- Produce display cart 1

- GGG Applejack Wagon 1
- Scootaloo CMC Wagon 1
- Apple Family Traveling Wagon 1

- Timer/Large Hour Glass 1


General guidelines:  It's a plus to make night and day versions.  Add realistic city backdrops in skymap.  Add detail where detail is due.  Example:  Throne rooms and other areas often used in the show.

Complete Castle and Grounds
- Twilight's Castle in Ponyville
- Canterlot Castle
- Castle of the Two Sisters in the Everfree Forest
- Crystal Empire Castle

The focus here should be on placement and detail appropriate for ponies of the current scale.  Most maps are so blank or have building models too far apart.  It's hard to get a grasp of the scale of the cities as it is, and translating to 3D is kinda hard. Collaboration and testers are necessary to make sure it feels "real".
- City :: Overhauled Ponyville
- City :: Canterlot
- City :: Cloudsdale
- City ::Manehattan

These maps are for interior shots.  Interiors, especially living spaces, are often densely populated with objects.  Focus your detail as best you can within the limitations of Source.

- House :: Fluttershy's cottage
- House :: Rainbow Dash's cloudhouse
- House :: Twilight's tree library
- House :: Rarity's Carousel Boutique
- House :: Pinkie Pie's Bakery and upstairs apartment
- School :: Ponyville Schoolhouse :: Glaber
- Environment :: Cave under Canterlot Castle (where Cadence was imprisoned)
- Environment :: Cave in Hearts Warming Eve episode
- Environment :: Mountain Map (Ep Dragonshy)



Thanks to everyone for getting things out so fast!  I think I have a "working" system for displaying the content logically, but I DA CSS needs to dump the spaces after the header tags >_<.  Anyway, keep the ideas and models flowing!  I'll add the reference links back in as I go.

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SFM-Ponies is a group based around the characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic using valves's source film maker.
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If you want a pony OC done for you to use on SFM, don't ask on the group's comments or notes. Any comment or notes to us requesting oc's are gonna be hidden and not replied. You have been warned.

Go HERE or HERE and talk to someone from those lists to make your OC.

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Mane 6: The main 6 characters of My little pony: friendship is magic.

OC ponies: Original characters done by members of the SFM community.

Background Ponies: Cannon ponies from My little pony: friendship is magic.

NSFW: “Not safe for work” cautions mature contact.

Villains: Bad guys from My little pony: friendship is magic.

Animated: Animations done in SFM.

Royal Family: Princess Celestia, Luna, Cadance, Prince Blueblood, and Shining Armor.

Anthro Ponies: anthropomorphic versions of My little pony: friendship is magic.

CMC: Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, Applebloom, and Babs Seed.

Large groups: cautions 5+ ponies in a single group.

Small groups: Cautions 3 to 4 ponies in a single group.

SFM ponies WIP: Showing off your work in progress pony models for SFM.

SFM Resource: Downloadable content of ponies for SFM.

SFM Safe Maps: Maps made for SFM.

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Crossovers: A image/video with different characters from different shows/games.

SFM Resource OC: Downloadable content of Original characters done by members for SFM.









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waseci Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I've made a model of my own OC (anthropomorphic) in Blender, but I have no idea whatsoever how to import it into Source Filmmaker.  I've been looking around for the solution to this problem for about a full half-year, but to no avail, and at this point I'm just ready to throw in the towel.

Anypony got a solution?  :/
Grey-Mane Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Does anyone know how to fix the problem with controlling my OC's eyes? There's no view target. He just looks straight forward, and that's it.
TheHoboCouncil Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
needs to be compiled with a view target.
Grey-Mane Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I don't know how to do that.
TheHoboCouncil Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
... there is videos on making ocs. or you can ask the people that take request to fix it for you.
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Grey-Mane Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
What's going on with putting the images into a folder? I thought I did before, but it's not there. I want to put something in the animation folder. I don't know what's going on.

EDIT: Never mind. NOW I get a message saying that it's awaiting approval. I thought I had done it earlier. I guess not.
Alex-phoenix-wing Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Is there a guide to show how to start working with pony models from a clean install of SFM?
Where all the files go? How do I build an OC. Because I am getting overwhelmed with the links but I can't find a proper starting point.
argodaemon Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Alex-phoenix-wing Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
DANJ16 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
Could anybody gladly tell me where to go to get their own Pony OC made?
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