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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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Video: This short film turns history fun with adventure, heroism

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Much of our work is silly or just pure entertainment, but we love when it also mixes with teaching and inspiration. Our summer project with Moondog Animation Studio was this educational short film for Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, which was commissioned to help teach the next generation about […]

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History is fun in Patriots Point short film

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This summer Long Winter got to rock and roll on a fast-paced, commercial short film for Moondog Animation Studio! Their talented team does excellent work across the board, and we were honored to work with their studio on this exciting and adventurous short for Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. […]

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Say hello to Luke, our newest character

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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!

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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 […]

Tommies 2016: Staff Pick Awards

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Welcome to the Long Winter Studios Animation Awards (aka The Tommies) 2016! We weren’t surprised that your work is high-quality and imaginative, and we’re grateful you chose Long Winter character rigs to tell your story. We had a blast watching your submissions and loved so many of the animations that we couldn’t settle for just […]

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Tommies Awards 2016: People’s Choice Award

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Welcome to the Tommies – the Long Winter Studios’ Animation Awards 2016! The winner of the Long Winter Studios’ 2016 Tommies People’s Choice Award is…Salman Alam’s 11 Second Club November animation! Salman wins our $100 gift certificate to the Long Winter Studios store and tons of street cred for his animation with our Tom rig. Thanks for choosing […]

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CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE TOMMIES 2016!

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WELCOME TO THE 2016 TOMMIE AWARDS! Watch the videos below and cast your vote here! You can only vote once so choose carefully. Video #1: Breakup by Corey Stisser   Video #2: Pizza by Bibi Fontana Video #3: Aloha Vacations by Juan Carlos Vigil Video #4: Laundry Day by Nadia Diaz Garces Video #5: After Hours […]

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Hurry! Only one more week to enter the Tommie Awards!

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Have you sent in your animation yet? Video submissions are due NEXT FRIDAY, February 19, to our LWS Facebook page. It’s awards season everywhere and we are ready to hand out some sweet recognition (and $$$!) for the 1st annual Long Winter Studios’ Tommie Awards. We’re giving out (1) $100 gift certificate to the winner of our video […]

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