Tommies Awards 2019: Staff Pick Winner

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WELCOME TO THE 2019 TOMMIES, the Long Winter Studios’ Animation Awards! We had a BLAST watching this year’s Tommies submissions, and we’re grateful you chose Long Winter character rigs to tell your story. Our amazing users submitted some amazing animations and the voters chose the 2019 People’s Choice Award winner. We can’t just pick one […]

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Tommies Awards 2019: People’s Choice Award Winner

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WELCOME TO THE 2019 TOMMIES, the Long Winter Studios’ Animation Awards! The winner of the Long Winter Studios’ 2019 Tommies People’s Choice Award is…Bernie’s Lament by ‎Vanessa Calogera Alessi‎ and Friends! Vanessa wins our Grand Prize of 1 Free Year of Long Winter Membership, a $120 gift certificate that gets her our sweet new service […]

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CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE 2019 TOMMIES

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WELCOME TO THE 2019 TOMMIE AWARDS! Watch the videos below and cast your vote here! Voting ends at midnight on Friday, February 22, 2019. Winners announced Monday, February 25, 2019. You can only vote once so choose carefully. Video #1: Lock Your Door by Carin Powell Video #2: The Adventures of Space Duck by Cory […]

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Enter the 2019 Annual Tommie Awards!

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Nothing better in the long, dark wintertime than…the 4th Annual Long Winter Studios Tommie Awards! Every year when everyone is watching the Golden Globes and Oscars we celebrate awards season by handing out some sweet recognition – and some amazing prizes – for the best videos made with our characters. We accept entries starting today […]

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What to expect with maya 2019

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Maya 2019 promises some pretty excellent updates and we’re very excited about animation caching in particular. For us though, we’re more excited to see our work demoing some of the coolest new features! Thanks again to Autodesk for the pleasure of building out these assets and animation! Here are some early designs we did for […]

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Pickers for Crash 3.0

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We’ve added pickers for our Crash 3.0 characters! You can now hide those curves and pose out your Crash characters without obstruction.  Be sure to check out the terms and conditions for the Animschool picker before you use this tool. We want to be sure to respect the terms set by Animschool. They have done […]

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A Picker for Dave

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We have a sweet little picker for our Dave character! Feel free to download this picker file and use it with your copy of Dave. You can also use this picker with some of the more recent characters as well. The Ogres and the Crash 3.0 character will mostly work with this picker as they all […]

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Pose Library 2018!

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Good news! We Rebooted our pose library!   The Story: We released our pose library way back when Tom and Claire were first released back in 2013. Somewhere along the way, the library got a little buggered up. Over the past few years, it’s been one of the things we’ve been asked most about. The […]

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Tommies Awards 2018: People’s Choice Award Winner

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WELCOME TO THE 2018 TOMMIES, the Long Winter Studios’ Animation Awards!   The winner of the Long Winter Studios’ 2018 Tommies People’s Choice Award is…Traditions by Mariah Luna! Mariah wins our Grand Prize of 1 Free Year of Long Winter Membership, a $120 gift certificate that gets her our sweet new service with unlimited characters […]

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Tommies Awards 2018: Staff Pick Winner

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WELCOME TO THE 2018 TOMMIES, the Long Winter Studios’ Animation Awards! This year’s Tommies submissions were better than EVER, and we’re grateful you chose Long Winter character rigs to tell your story. We had a blast watching the sweet animations our amazing users submitted (check out the 2018 People’s Choice Award winner). This year, all […]

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Enter the 3rd Annual Tommie Awards!

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It’s that time of year again…the 3rd Annual Long Winter Studios Tommie Awards! We are celebrating awards season by handing out some sweet recognition (and prizes!) for the best videos made with our characters. We accept entries starting today until February 23, so read the rules and enter below! HOW IT STARTED In 2016 we […]

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Exclusive: How we made the “Wall of Death” short film for Autodesk Maya

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We are incredibly proud to announce Autodesk Maya’s release of our “Wall of Death” film, created in partnership with Rockstar to showcase Maya’s 2018 update features. For this project, Long Winter had the privilege of pitching and designing the entire film, from concept to final footage. The main character, Grizz, riffs off an internally developed […]

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Check out these new animation videos with our characters

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One of the best parts of our job is seeing killer animation with our character rigs. We make the awesome rigs but you animators bring them to life! If you have some sweet shots with our latest Crash 3.0 characters or any of our other rigs, share ’em if you’ve got ’em! Email us with […]

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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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Long Winter will be at CTNX 2017!

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Next month you can find us in Burbank at CTNX 2017! We’ll be at Booth B91 and we can’t wait to meet you and show off what we’ve been up to this past year and all the awesome projects to come. We’ll throw some free stuff at you and you can grab some candy. Come […]

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First look at our project with Autodesk Maya and Rockstar

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Here is the announcement we’ve been looking forward to sharing with our Long Winter community! We are incredibly proud to have worked on a killer new project with Rockstar and Autodesk Maya to showcase the new features of Maya 2018. Autodesk has posted a preview of some of the film on their blog – here’s […]

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Giving April: Thanks for helping us help kids with Save the Children!

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We wanted to do something in April and #giveback. We pledged to donate 90% of all new sign-ups that month to charity, and we are so thankful that you jumped on board and wanted to give back too. With your help, Long Winter Studios was able to donate over $500 to the charity Save the […]

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