In addition to producing high-quality character rigs for all of our online customers, we also get to do custom character work for studios and schools. In this case, we had the pleasure of animating a few scenes with a very talented crew over at Lunar Animation. This summer we worked with Lunar Animation on a […]
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Say hello to Luke, our newest character
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 […]
Get inspired by these “Zootopia” demo reels
When “Zootopia” first released images a while back, I got pretty stoked. The amount of visual interest that was put into the designs made my eyes sing with delight. Then the film came out and I watched as an hour and 48 minutes of animation gold went sailing past my eyes. It was fantastic. Now, […]
Chomp away at this GIF with our T-Rex rig
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, […]
Wild animals on parade
Our own T-Rex and Panter rigs in some nice animation work by CJ Burbage and Thomas Shek, respectively. Nice work, guys. 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, follow us on Facebook.
A trip to the wild West and a pirate ship
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 […]
Student starter rig 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 […]
Tommies 2016: Staff Pick Awards
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 […]
Tommies Awards 2016: People’s Choice Award
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 […]
Breakup | Tom animation by Corey Stisser
Another great clip using our Tom rig! This one is from Corey Stisser! You can grab a copy of our classic rig, Tom for $38! To see more of Corey’s work, check out his Vimeo page. And don’t forget to enter your animation in our Tommie Awards contest before February 19! For more Long Winter […]
Brooke animation sequences
Long Winter Studio’s Brooke rig shines in these animation sequences from Michael Loeck and Catherine Rousseau. Browse the Store to get your own copy of Brooke or any of our other full-featured character rigs. LongWinter Studio Brooke Animation Rig from Michael S Loeck on Vimeo. Brooke WIP 2 from Catherine Rousseau on Vimeo. For […]
“Okay for Everybody” | Walter animation sequence by Vasawat Changtroraleke
Look at old man Walter in this animation sequence from Vasawat Changtroraleke! He’s got a good five o’clock shadow and even better expressions in this great clip. Browse the Store to get your own copy or any of our other full-featured character rigs. Okay For Everybody from Vasawat Changtroraleke on Vimeo. For more Long […]
Cody animation sequence by Andrew Rau
Cody has some good tricks up his sleeve as he mixes up a fancy martini in this great sequence by Andrew Rau. Browse the Store to get your own copy or any of our other full-featured character rigs. For more Long Winter Studios news, follow us on Facebook.
Rigging a mustache
Image Credit: Eric Meister – meistermash.tumblr.com So you’ve got a sweet character in mind for your next shot but, he’s missing something. A killer stache. There are many ways to rig a stache to your character. I’ll cover two quickly but there is a third way for much more complex situations. We’ll have to save […]
“I Hear That” | Tom and Claire animation sequence by Roman Kobryn
Nice sequence with Long Winter’s Tom and Claire rigs by Roman Kobryn. If you want a copy of them for yourself, head over to our store. I hear that – WIP- from roman kobryn on Vimeo. For more Long Winter Studios news, follow us on Facebook.
“Known” | Franky animation sequence by Q
Long Winter Studio’s Franky rig is the star of this killer animation sequence by Q. Press play below for some inspiration, then browse the Store to get your own copy of Franky or any of our other juicy characters. Known – short sequence from Q on Vimeo. For more Long Winter Studios news, follow […]
2015 Rigs Reel!
We we’re totally blown away by the quality of the animations submitted for the 2015 reel. We’ll be posting more of those clips as well as the full clips contained in the reel soon. Enjoy some work done using our characters!
Call for entries: Be featured in our 2015 studio demo reel!
We’ve seen so much incredible work done with Long Winter characters, and we want to see more! If you’ve animated a shot with one of our characters, you’ve got a chance of to be in our 2015 Studio Demo Reel! Send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org For more Long Winter Studios news, follow us on Facebook.
Franky | Coming soon!
Franky is gonna be rolling out of the workshop early next month! July 6th to be exact. Make sure to check back for more info! Did you know you can get 10% off just by downloading our free rigs?! Check out our current specials to find out the latest ways to save when you make […]
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