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Argo DMX Resource Pack v3 by argodaemon Argo DMX Resource Pack v3 by argodaemon
Last Updated: 4/19/17
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Please try to read everything below before downloading and using. :D

If you wanted to see some of my animations a bit more up close, here is your chance.  This pack contains the per-pony DMX for nearly every video I have made to date: well over 100 files across 31 works.  These are NOT SFM save files.  Each pony was exported separately and the files indicate for which actor they originated.  To download, click the "Download" button on the right bar.

Now there is going to be confusion on which exact model was used or how they were set up, but I am stating right here I will NOT be answering questions about specifics regarding use.  I am expecting a lot and would take way too long to answer and research back a few years to find out that information. There is video-specific ReadMe files included to help with some confusion, as well as a link to the video to reference how it may be used.

Why?
The main purpose for this pack is two-fold. 1) So those looking to improve at animating can play around and see how someone else makes theirs; and 2) for those looking for assistance to have something to take portions from for their own use. Basically, I want it to be a learning tool.  While I do not feel myself to be all that great an animator, I know that some hands-on material to play with could really help those starting out. 

I know this does open me up for potentially having content being "stolen", but I really don't care. I got my use out of these files. Instead of lingering and protecting what I have done, I want to focus on what I can still do.

How do I use the DMXs?
Watch this tutorial!  Again, these are NOT save file DMXs.  These are animation files you import to a specific model.

Can I use a part for my own animation?
Yup! Use any parts you want. Have fun with it. I steal portions from my past animations all the time. Now you can too. :P  While it would be awesome if you gave credit if you did use a portion, I am in no way requiring it.  Included in the file is a release that basically states you can use anything in there without my permission.

Why did a portion of their body just extend into the wall?
I probably had something locked when exporting and didn't notice.  Let me know which file it was that caused the issue and I can work to fix and update.  It is the reason there is a version number in the file name.  I am expecting some problems.

Can you share the save file DMX?
No.  That will never happen lol.  Not because I want to protect them, but because there is so much modified and specific to my SFM setup that loading it anywhere else is guaranteed to not work right.

Videos/GIFs Included:
    Alushy - Nightmare Nights
    Alushy - Shoot to Thrill
    Appledash
    Chemistry
    Clusterjack
    Dash Chair Scene [v2]
    Destiny
    Derpo Taxes [v3]
    Don't Buck with Twilight
    Excuses
    Fallout Equestria - Leaving the Stable
    Fallout Equestria - Lightbringer
    Find A Way
    Front Flip Animation Test
    Fruitless Efforts [v3]
    Fus Ro Yay
    Hall of Elements Demo
    Heroes Will Rise
    I'll Fly
    I've Done Nothing Productive All Day
    Luna's Banishment (kinda)
    Making My Way Down the Milky Way [v2]
    Pounce
    Regret
    Remembrance
    Rocky (Anthology V) [v3]
    Run through the Forest
    Screw My House (Anthology V) [v3]
    Spitfire Kamehamaha
    Twidash
    Unicorn Friendship Magic
    Wonderbolt Initiation
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:iconjoecrackon:
Joecrackon Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Heya Argo

First off, THANK YOU for this incredible resource! 
Second, what would be your troubleshooting steps if you see the error "Document was not opened because there was an error reading the file"?

I've tried downloading the files from two separate sources. And tried reinstalling SFM.
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
It depends on what the file is you are trying to open.  I have not had the error myself before.
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:iconjoecrackon:
Joecrackon Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
I've tried opening about 7 or 8 different DMX files in your pack. Could you tell me if these steps sound like they should work?

1. I put your pack into the 'sessions' folder.
2. I open SFM, go to File, then Open.
3. [concrete example] I navigate to the 'Remembrance' folder, select 'argo_remembrance_twilight_v1.dmx', and press 'Open'.
4. "Document was not opened because there was an error reading the file."

I'm a noob to SFM, so I'm accepting that I could be messing up such a simple thing.
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
The DMX files are not save-file DMX files.  There is a link in the description to a video on how to import model-specific animation DMX files.
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:icondome2017:
Dome2017 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  New Deviant
OMG  this is amazing
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:iconlightninghoofaus:
LightningHoofAUS Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
sweet
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:iconariaannaa:
Ariaannaa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Why are some videos in bold?
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
They are the newly added ones.
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:iconmoondoggie25:
Moondoggie25 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the hard work you put in.
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:iconstormcloudthepegasis:
Ah man. This oughta be really useful!
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:iconvupsi12345:
Vupsi12345 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
Yep. Thanks DeviantArt. This is the first picture I would think of when I search on "TwiDash". This is totally what I was looking for xD
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:iconjacobimarsha:
JacobiMarsha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student Artist
I like the  dimension/animation you did on this piece of artwork.
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:iconjustanutherdeviant:
JustAnutherDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow!!!

How am I just hearing/seeing this?!!

Boy is this ironic. I just started getting into animation, too. What perfect timing, Argo!

Thank you so much for this release, man. This will help me immensely, like all your other stuff.
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:iconnightlyhowler:
NightlyHowler Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks so much for this Argo!
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:iconaquamarineperidot:
AquamarinePeridot Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhhhh....there was an error reading the file....
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:iconlittledashiee:
LittleDashiee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks Argo for this update. *HUGH*
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:iconsuntwilig:
suntwilig Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
nice
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:iconkiperfun:
KIPERFuN Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Argo!
A lot of the things I've been able to learn from you have been a great help of the past year :D, even out side of SFM.
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:iconaquamarineperidot:
AquamarinePeridot Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gonna help me BIG TIME.

I tend to put a lot of upper body movement into my animations, and sometimes, a little too much....
I wonder if this can help!
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:iconzaidfouquette:
ZaidFouquette Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
You bring a tear to my eye man. Reading all the above and the comments I can see why so many of the guys in the Doors 1 video left the comment thanking you for inspiring them. 
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:iconlionroo:
Lionroo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
Argo, seeing you stream and the way you speak, just fills me with a beaming pride. You're patient and you explain, you speak as a peer, not simply as a teacher. (Though you do that well as well) Thank you so much mah man for being as awesome as you are!
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hug 
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:iconlionroo:
Lionroo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
AWw! Sweating a little... 
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:icontsuriadragon:
TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Early Christmas Present dawwwww you shouldn't have senpai ^^
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:iconthetinpin:
theTinPin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
"...I do not feel myself to be all that great an animator..."
Pinkie Pie Scream01 
For serious dude?  You make some of the most amazing and detailed SFM animations out there!  You have a knack for incorporating lifelike body language into your SFM projects that really makes your videos stand out in the crowd!
Applejack (Cute smile 2) Plz 
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:icontsuriadragon:
TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm not an good animator myself but all it takes is a lot of patience and planning for what you want it to be thinking bout what you want is the hard part and then putting it into motion. Take it slow and make it simple :)
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:iconatlas-66:
Atlas-66 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, is it possible to see the details of your merit badge?
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:iconjmyartist:
Jmyartist Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I might be fanboying over this a little to much, yet thank you. XD This is awesome.
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:iconoceandriftwaterlog:
OceanDriftwaterlog Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey when I load up twi dash it freezes and wont animate the rest of the animation when RD Gives twi a the first kiss 
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I double-checked it and it worked fine.  Be sure you are using the original VN models and not the enhanced ones.  Also, be sure that, if you extended the shot after loading the model, that its life covers the whole shot.  If you double-click a shot in the Clip Editor, it will show you the lifetimes for all models.  Find the one for RD and insure the yellow area is dragged and covering the entire shot from left to right.
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:iconyoshxi:
Yoshxi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Yes
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:iconshadygames:
ShadyGames Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Not only will this help me in future videos, but it opens a few doors for me and future projects. Thanks, Argo. ^^
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:iconyoshxi:
Yoshxi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Hey Argo, I have a problem, So every time i try to load one of the dmx packs it just doesn't work. I was hoping you could tell me how to load it?
My 2nd Question is how do you get that layout on sfm?
Final question is How do u get sfm frame speed to speed up because every time i move the camera its super slow?
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Did you try loading them as a session?  The description states they are per-pony files, not SFM save files, and provides a video on how to load them.

I am unsure what you are meaning my layout.

I am also unsure on the third question.  Frame speed and camera movement speed are unrelated.  In what way is the camera slow?
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:iconyoshxi:
Yoshxi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2016
Yes I even tried to load them as a session and it still doesn't work..

The camera is laggy and everytime i move the camera around it just overall slow... its like a delay to be exact..
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
They aren't session files, so that is expected.  If the method for loading mentioned in the video does not work, I am not sure.  Are you loading it on the models that start with "vn_"?
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:iconrigalloris:
rigalloris Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2016
salut j'espaire que tu lira mon texte.
je voudrait que tu m'aide car je n'arrivent pas a metre les resourse sur mon SFM j'ai vue t'on tuto mais j'ai vue que tu avait un poney des le debut et moi j'ai un ecran noir.
je debut si tu pourais m'aider a metre tes resourse sur mon SFM se serait sympa merci.
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:iconilm126:
ILM126 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is awesome. Now I can hopefully expand on my SFM skills. Thanks Argo :)

To think about it... It would have taken you ages to get this sorted out >.>
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:iconoceandriftwaterlog:
OceanDriftwaterlog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are amazing!!! Thank you and god bless! :heart:

Though I would like to point somethin out. In alushy 2 (Shoot to thrill) When I load up trixie's dmx its not working. like, its a still pose of just... a weird pile of pony 
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
You may have to slide all the animation over.  When I exported, I believe it started at the end.  I loaded it up to be sure and it is all there.
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:iconoceandriftwaterlog:
OceanDriftwaterlog Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Actually got it RIGHT After I commented
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:iconthearthunter:
TheARTHunter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So these DMX's are animations that you had made in the past and have put them out as a tool for others to use.
Dam,

And here I thought those training videos of yours was useful but this is like walking into a Mcdonalds asking for a burger and end up getting free fries and a drink and they pay you! LOL

In short what I'm saying:
This is rare from a artist/animator. LOL     
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:iconmonmonstar:
Monmonstar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh fuckin hell this is so cool! :D
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:icond3athbox:
D3athbox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Student Artist
Is there some specific models that is required to download before using the DMX? Example is mostly the missing texture's on props and maps
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nope. You can technically load just about any of them on any model, but due to some hair differences, loading it on the pony in the file net will net the best result. Also, baking jiggle prior to loading is recommended. Jiggle animation is in it too.
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:iconmistsnare:
MistSnare Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
"While I do not feel myself to be all that great an animator"

Uh, guys, I think Argo's getting delusional.
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:iconforzaninetails:
ForzaNinetails Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow Argo. Very generous of you!
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:iconskylightshepherd:
SkylightShepherd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
At the risk of sounding ungrateful, do you plan on doing this with all your future animations as well?
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yes and no. I do plan to do such, but not immediately after release. There will be a time gap.
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:iconalmarkaz:
ALMarkAZ Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hooo-lyyyy... Nutnuggets o_o
EARLY CHRISTMASS !!!  XD
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