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Dragon Dance [SFM] by argodaemon Dragon Dance [SFM] by argodaemon
Yup. (So was not expecting this to become as popular as it did.  Guess I should expand on this description a bit.)
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I only did the animating on this; I take zero credit for the model work (see below).  Took about 3 hours start to finish to do the whole cycle.  It just started with the random idea of "I want to make a dragon dance".

The technicality behind whether this is a Dragon or a Wyvern I feel is a waste of time, especially considering it is still a giant lizard dancing.  I call it a Dragon. Gets the point across. :P

Animated in Source FilmMaker
GIF compiled in Adobe Photoshop CC
Dragon model is from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
Source Port of the model was downloaded from SFMBox, but that site has since went down, so I no longer know who ported them.

If you want to use this as a webcam, I have no problem with it. :P

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I do mostly pony animations and such. While I would love you as a watcher, do know you will be seeing lots of pony. I am a dummy!

3D Animated Videos: [YouTube]
Other animated GIFs: [Click for Gallery]
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:iconmichaeltaras:
MichaelTaras Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Awesome! 
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:iconsuperflydragonart:
Superflydragonart Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at Alduin doin' the jig!!!
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:iconsomedudefromearth:
somedudefromEARTH Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boogie dragon! XD
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:iconlone-star-wolf:
Lone-Star-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Well now I know where alduin went. :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcourtishlamb92:
COURTishLamb92 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Listening to Escape (The Pina Colada Song) and saw this! XD KFC Chicken Epic Dance 
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:iconnilesprower:
NilesPrower Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Artist
LMAO
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:iconcatie501:
Catie501 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Haha, funnily enough, the way the dragon is dancing and it's rhythm goes surprisingly well with every song i listen so, HAHA xD

This is brilliant!
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:iconuser48:
User48 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
   This is tuff, super cool! Dragons have four feet and wings on there back. Do one breathing fire and fighting a Griffin! Dragons are special, protectors and defenders. ;)
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:icondkaz:
Dkaz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't.. stop... watching...
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:iconlostinfragility:
LostinFragility Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
AvisWing ITS A DRAGON DANCING OMG
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:iconaviswing:
AvisWing Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   Writer
AWESOME!

(btw do you constantly have caps-lock on or something because all you messages are in capitals like your YELLING AT ME! :P)
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LostinFragility Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
That just reassures me that they've been read because who can easily dismiss comments that let you deduce the assumption that I am 'yelling' at you through a computer screen for no logical reason whatsoever :) 
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:iconaviswing:
AvisWing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014   Writer
Well I read it. Happy? :D
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:iconfantasychan76:
fantasychan76 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see any credit to where you grabbed the inspiration from, considering the dragon in Drakengard 3 that Zero has does the exact dance.
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Never played it. The inspiration came from wanting to make something stupid.
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:iconwonderzart:
wonderzart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:iconashtonthedragoness:
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:iconshoughad:
shoughad Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: Priceless! Instant:+fav:!
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:iconrobgdf9:
robgdf9 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
first thought ok who spiked my drink second thought  most exellant close followed I want one
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:iconlegendofvelotron:
LegendofVelotron Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
O_O*

....If I ever see this in Skyrim............. I'll be seriously worried.
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:iconbaka-ranger-green:
Baka-Ranger-Green Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Never doubt the Modding Community XD
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just too awesome for mere words, my dear! Just superb and pure perfection! 8D
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:iconcharliebrown028:
charliebrown028 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
I want them to this in the game damn it! They are always so... angry!
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:icondjpickle101:
djpickle101 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
loves it so awesome u need to do more like this I love it
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:icons-lentassassin:
S-lentAssassin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Alduin

Alduin you okay
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:iconpotatos10:
PotatOS10 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This looks great!  It's also funny.
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:iconsaracuervo:
SaraCuervo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
FREAKING AWESOME :heart: I wish this was part of the actual game :__D Dance-battling the dragons would be much fun.
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:iconisagonj:
isagonj Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
+1 attack, +1 speed
lol
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:iconceruleetheblue:
ceruleetheblue Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking the same thing!
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:iconisagonj:
isagonj Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
XD
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:iconmistovermoon:
Mistovermoon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing animation! The wings and the head move very realistically (considering the fact that it's a "giant lizard dancing" as you put it XDD) Just thought I'd say that if you were ever going to do something like this again consider making the toes move; the rest of it moves really well but the toes - not so much on the left foot but on the right it's very noticeable when he puts the foot back on the ground - they don't move at all. Obviously I'm just nit-picking; kudos to the person who made the model but your animation really adds life (and laughter to it). Really well done!! :heart:
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:iconlucasmolla:
LucasMolla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! LOL!

This video on my page is ideal for this cituation ahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!! lucasmolla.deviantart.com/art/…

And nice animation, i certally will use it for make my friends life more fun hehe!
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:iconmarshmallowxswirl:
MarshmallowXSwirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Dude 0,0 that's fucking cool as hell
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:iconcrackponieart:
CrackPonieArt Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oH MY GoD PLAY THIS TO BIRD'S THE WORD
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:iconcrollio:
Crollio Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I play this while listening to The Sovngarde Song by Miracle Of Sound lol
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:iconsuomen-ukonilma:
Suomen-Ukonilma Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cool dancing!
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:iconsnipermadness:
snipermadness Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:shocked: :wtf:
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:iconblondebanana98:
BlondeBanana98 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This legitimately made my day brighter xD
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:icona-y-h:
A-Y-H Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
If tis were Pokémon, we'd be SCREWED: if a dragon dances, it gains CRAZY Attack and Speed.
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:iconkungfubellydancer:
kungfubellydancer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Do you have a rig on this? If so, where can I get it?
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:iconargodaemon:
argodaemon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
There is no IK Rig for the dragon that I know of, sorry. :( It was animated without one.
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:iconvincewhitmore:
VinceWhitmore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Way cool.
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:iconvincewhitmore:
VinceWhitmore Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. I'm working on some dragon images and this is just great.
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me happy! :D
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:iconskylaritzz:
SkylarItzz Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
aint this from skyrim? anyway its so cool :D
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:icontechnada049:
TechnaDA049 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow *^*... epic dance xD.
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:icontbascom:
TBascom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
very cool
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:iconryukigraydragon:
RyukiGrayDragon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Very amusing :)
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:iconcaleighs-world:
Caleighs-World Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love him! *dance*
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:iconartegs:
artegs Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice job
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:iconoksara:
Oksara Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
1000 get! x)
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