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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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Say hello to Luke, our newest character

Luke character rig from Long Winter Studios

Come on over and say hello! Luke is our latest male character rig and he’s awesome. He has the same killer setup as Franky and Kate – our Long Winter-exclusive, ultra-flexible TimberBeast system – and would make a great pair for Kate or one of our other characters in your next animation. Grab a copy […]

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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 […]

Chomp away at this GIF with our T-Rex rig

T-Rex video by Thomas Shek

We liked this T-Rex animation by Thomas Shek so much we had to make a GIF so we could enjoy it over and over. Flying… – T-Rex animation from Thomas Shek Get animating! Browse the Store to get your own copy or any of our other full-featured character rigs. For more Long Winter Studios news, […]

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A trip to the wild West and a pirate ship

Reel by Keenan Goncalves

This is a fantastic reel from Keenan Goncalves. Check out the great western clip with our Walter on horseback getting shot by arrows, and Tom and Argus in a hilarious pirate scene at the end that totally cracked us up. Nice work, Keenan! Get animating! Browse the Store to get your own copy or any […]

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Student starter rig walk cycle by Kelly Vawter

Walk cycle by Kelly Vawter

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a really nice walk cycle with one of our student starter rigs featured in Kelly Vawtner’s 2015 reel – the rest of the shots are pretty awesome too. Browse the Store to get your own copy or any of our other full-featured character rigs. For more Long Winter […]

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