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We are giving away our very first free character

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We have big news! Our very first FREE character rig from Long Winter Studios is coming out next week, along with five new characters! Meet Big, one of our shiny new crash characters. We have spent all year working furiously to get fresh new character rigs ready for you to animate. Hopefully you’ve seen Stompasaurus, […]

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Tommies 2017: Daniel Quintero creates smooth, natural animation in “Acting Exercise”

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This year’s Tommies Awards entries were better than ever. Our members have brought our Long Winter character rigs to life and we are psyched to see the inspiration and creativity from such a diverse community. Our winners received a ton of great prizes (including free memberships to our new service with unlimited access to 38+ […]

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Tommies 2017: Anton Kozlovskyi pushes extreme motion in “Dr. Emmet Braun”

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This year’s Tommies Awards entries were better than ever. Our members have brought our Long Winter character rigs to life and we are psyched to see the inspiration and creativity from such a diverse community. Our winners received a ton of great prizes (including free memberships to our new service with unlimited access to 38+ […]

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Tommies 2017: Genuine creepiness in “Sleaze Ball” by Don Dixon

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This year’s Tommies Awards entries were better than ever. Our members have brought our Long Winter character rigs to life and we are psyched to see the inspiration and creativity from such a diverse community. Our winners received a ton of great prizes (including free memberships to our new service with unlimited access to 38+ […]

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Tommies 2017: It’s all about acting in “Connection” by Amjad Afifah

Connection

It was tough to choose the winners of our 2017 Tommies Awards because submissions this year were better than ever. Our members have brought our Long Winter character rigs to life and we are psyched to see so much inspiration and creativity from our diverse community. Our winners received a ton of great prizes (including […]

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Day 9: Super simple, point-and-click install in Maya

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It’s almost Christmas and we’re feeling that holiday spirit! Loads of new characters, $10/month. We’re all thinking the same thing: where’s the catch? Is it going to be a pain to use? Here’s the trick. We’ve all dealt with characters that come with “required” tools. Nothing sucks more than being locked out of your file […]

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Day 7: You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers (plus, meet Reno!)

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We are very excited about our new service coming out in January and have gotten a number of great questions as we prepare to roll it out. Below are some of the highlights – the whole breakdown can also be found on our updated FAQ page. If you have other questions about the new service […]

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Day 6: Best rigs for animation students

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Schools and students, we have especially been thinking about you wonderful people as we’re rolling out our 12 Days of Awesome. You are important. Since day one, schools have played a huge role in our motivation for getting characters out. It was while our CEO Andrew Conroy was teaching animation to college students that Long […]

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Day 3: Wild Animals!

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We’re setting our sights on a whole crew of new animals. And not just pets and wild creatures but anthropomorphic characters too! Day 4: Meet Dale! With our concept artist Eric Meister cranking out designs, we’re tackling some of our most challenging work yet: building incredibly flexible and appealing animals, creatures and anthropomorphic characters. Dale […]

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Day 1: 12 Days of Characters, Animation, and AWESOMENESS!!

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We are full of holiday cheer and want to share our newest gift with you: 12 Days of Characters, Animation, and AWESOMENESS!! We are constantly trying to help you all improve your animation skills and want you to have access to the best, film-quality, super flexible character rigs for your short films, commercial work, or […]

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Spring sale!

Spring Sale

Did you know a bunch of our characters are on sale right now in our store?? We know. Shocking! Julie is marked down to $58 (regularly $80), our dragons are 50% off, and there are huge discounts on Kate, Mark, Franky, Sally, Craig, Walter, and Cody! We have marked everyone down like crazy but it’s […]