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argodaemon
Andrew
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
Hello! I am argodaemon, best known for animating ponies in SFM (Source FilmMaker). While most my focus is on YouTube videos, DeviantArt is used as an output for shorter GIFs and pictures.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Argodaemo…
Twitter: twitter.com/argodaemon
Patreon: www.patreon.com/argodaemon

What program do you use?
I use Source FilmMaker. It is free for download on Steam.
Photoshop is used for GIF compilation and photo editing.
After Effects for video compiling and editing.
Speed Grade for color correction.
Audacity for audio work.

Do you take requests?
No. That is the easiest way to put it. I have done some before, and technically still do, but it is very rare and dependent on if it sounds like fun. If you send a request, do not expect a reply.

Can you make my OC in SFM?
This will always be a no. Please stop asking. I move ponies, not make them. :(

Can you critique my work?
I used to, but not anymore. It has become a bit excessive. Also, most people do not know what they are looking for from a critique.

Are you an animator?
Nope. Just picked up SFM back in early 2013 and just found out I am not too bad at it. No schooling or expected career. Just a hobby.

How can I support you?
First off, support is not needed and will not effect the content I make. Nonetheless, it still costs me quite a bit for software, hardware and especially time. I created a Patreon by request, or you can donate through PayPal.
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YouTube Animations

I make animations! Check out the video below for a trailer of my works.



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:iconyakovlev-vad:
Yakovlev-vad Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*squeeeeee
Thank you for the watch:D
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:iconathletic-dashie:
Athletic-Dashie Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
What's left on that Twilight bringing her friends back to life Animation? Thanksgiving is coming up
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:iconfourpony:
Fourpony Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I was wondering about the specs of your computer ever since you made the 60 FPS Wonderbolts clip. I think there was a comment about it only taking you a couple more minutes to render the extra frames. 
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argodaemon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Rendering takes a while and rendering computer use fairly null, so "testing" renders involve a few overnight runs.  I rarely think that far ahead. XD

60fps without motion blur will look very much like a video game, which isn't really a look I would want to go for.  60fps in general I do not plan to use very often.  Depends on the video.
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Fourpony Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I did a small test on a 2 second clip, rendering on all 4 cores vs restricting it to one. It seemed the restriction sped up the rendering slightly but I honestly need something longer and a couple more runs to get an accurate picture. And now I am thinking on how to set it up, hmmm. If I do ever find the time to getting around to doing this, I will hopefully remember to inform you of my results and post it somewhere online. 

You mean it would look like a PC game? Twilight Sparkle ''THE PICNIC!'' icon 
Ok, enough ribbing on the latest consoles. I can see the motion blur and 30 FPS being a stylistic choice (it also helps videos load a little faster I think). There is also the benefit of having more time to pause the video on the correct frame right before NMM gets smashed with a fluffy projectile. 
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argodaemon Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Rendering 60fps takes twice as long as 30fps no matter what.  It was probably in relation of 1080p compared to 4k.  While 4k does take longer, it isn't "that" much longer. Most the processing takes place in calculating motion blur and DoF. Once that is done, the resolution in which it renders as is fairly null.

I have a Intel i7 4770k and Nividia 760 GTX. Currently at 16GB of Ram, but am tempted to bump it up to 32GB (it is useful for Adobe).
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:iconfourpony:
Fourpony Featured By Owner 2 days ago
That is interesting to know. I have only recently started playing with SFM (I blame you), and so far it has been hard but it feels rewarding when something works like I wanted it to. I have noticed limitations in the program though, it really likes to just sit on one core. Have you tried rendering with no motion blur at 60+ FPS and compared it to 30 FPS with motion blur? 

I really should have gone for the K edition processor. My giant Noctua cooler seems pointless now.
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warrior12345678910 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey when are ya going to make the second episode of fallout????? I'm obsessed with it...:) XD
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argodaemon Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I only had plans for the one episode. I do want to do more in the universe eventually, but have other videos I have been wanting to do first.
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warrior12345678910 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Otay hi I'm warrior and you are?? XD
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