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Dale the crocodile has arrived!

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We’re incredibly excited to release Dale into the wild! This is a crocodile who can be creature or character. He has enough robustness in his rig to act as school principal or scary swamp monster. Dale is a member-exclusive character and is only available through our new membership program. You can join today and make something […]

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Thoughts on Animation | Patrick – Spudgun

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Patrick is such a simple, fun character to animate. I had the chance to get away from the rigging system for a bit and throw down on some animation for a change. The challenge with a character like Patrick is pushing the contrast between poses without loosing the audience’s eye in the transitions. I used […]

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Excellent Character Rigs for Animators

[vimeography id=”1″] We’re a crew of animators who’ve taken to the task of designing, building and animating character rigs we like. Every character we publish has been built, tested and enjoyed by our team before it goes out into the public. We love animation and we’re passionate about building fun characters. We know how it […]

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We’re Hiring!

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Long Winter is looking for a couple talented Character TD’s for a few current and upcoming projects. Our ideal Character TD / Rigger candidate will be able to create flexible and expressive character rigs, have a solid understanding of modeling, skin weighting, and the principles of animation, and work well with a team of different […]

Sally Face Walk Through

Did you grab a copy of Sally? Check out a detailed walk through of her facial setup!   Sally is the first character to be rigged using our Timber Beast auto rigger! Click HERE for more info or Buy  her!

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Judgement | Cody Lyon

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A fabulous piece of animation by Cody Lyon. Swing over to the shop and grab a copy of one of these fine characters for your next clip!         Want to see another great clip using Argus? Check out SUNRISE STUDIOS’ new reel!

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SUNRISE STUDIOS

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SUNRISE STUDIOS has a killer demo of their services and studio using Argus! Check it out! Have you checked out Sally yet? She’s the first character to be rigged using our Timber Beast auto rigger! Click HERE for more info or Buy  her!

Tools Pack

The Long Winter Tools Pack is here to help you out! There are a lot of great tools out there to help animators but, we wanted to start building our own. One of the advantages of deploying a pack of tools with our rigs is that you guys have constant access to the tools you […]

Sally is Here!

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Sally has been rigged with our proprietary rigging system the Timber Beast! The Timber Beast comes with a couple key tools, including our new Speed Pick. In fact, all characters rigged with the Timber Beast rigging system come with the Long Winter Tools Pack included, free! Make sure to check out Sally  below!

Drake | Release Date

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Feb 3rd 2015! We’ve set a release date for Drake! We’re very excited about this new character and we hope you are too. He’s been in the works since July and it’s almost time to send him off into the world. Just a couple short weeks and he’ll hit the animation world. Until then, take […]

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Drake | Image Two!

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We’re wrapping up the final details on Drake! Like Benny, we’ve put tons of time and though into this character and we’re really excited to show you guys more. Stay tuned, we’ll have a rig demo showing off the wing functionality shortly! Until then, check out the mesh below! Drake by Long Winter on Sketchfab

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Happy New Year!

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In 2014 Long Winter released 9 new characters to the public and signed on 15 new members, launched a new website , and created custom characters for schools and studios!  It’s been an awesome year for LWS. You all have been a HUGE part of what has made this year for all of us. Honestly, […]

Mark | New Character!

MARK IS HERE!! We are really glad to announce the release of the 8th Film Series character! You can pick up a copy of Mark for yourself, TODAY! Use coupon code: mark release and get 20% off Mark until the end of the week!    For more information about Mark, check out his product page […]

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Cody is Live!

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Check out the Demos!   Cody Face Demo from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo. Cody Body Demo from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo. We are really happy to announce to you all that the long awaited Cody character rig is now online. Cody also comes with the LWS parentConstraintTool!  Swing by the Shop and take […]