Day 4: Better price AND better characters


Day 4: Better price AND better characters – the price is going down, but the quality is going up!

It’s Day 4 of our 12 Days of Awesome! We are cutting the price, but we want you to know that we’re not at all cutting the quality – that just keeps going up! In fact, our new and improved tools are what is allowing us to bring that price down. And we thought we would take a minute to introduce you to that system.

The Timber Beast 2.0 is only a small part of our character pipeline but it’s the core. We rolled up our sleeves and dug into the code at the end of last year to build on our already solid rigging solution. We’ve now used TB2.0 for almost a year in production to build countless custom characters for studios around the world. And now it’s time to pull back the curtain and show it to you guys!

Check out the debut of our new rigging system!

(Did it make you smile? We tried really hard to make you smile.)

Starting in January, you’ll be able to pickup all 37 + characters for $10/month! 

If you’re interested in a more complete list of the features currently being built with our Timber Beast 2.0 character tools, enjoy these fine bullet points:

– Bendy arms
– Scalable everything
– IK-FK Snap
– Knee/elbow pins
– Quick pose hands
– Editing built rigs
– IK and FK spine
– No-roll arms
– IK shoulder
– Non-flip poles
– Limb length control
– Advanced ribbons limbs
– Space switching
– No plugins required
– No scripts to install
– Joint collision on lips and lids
– Easy controls for fast, clean poses
– 3 levels of detail on eyes
– 2 levels on brows
– 4 levels on mouth – if desired
– Soft eyes
– Auto stretch on mouth or direct control
– Squash and skull
– Hybrid IK/FK neck and head
– Auto wrist and ankle twisting
– Advanced foot rolls
– Direct handles on ALL skinned joints

Ready to sign up?


Do you want to see the rest of our big announcements? Subscribe to our Long Winter Studios Facebook page and check back for each new post about our new characters!

In case you missed it, our 12 Days of Awesome so far:

Day 1: Meet Paul!
Day 2: Want all 37+ characters – our entire library? You got it.
Day 3: Wild Animals!
Day 4: Better price AND better characters
Day 5: Woof! More animal rigs coming in 2017
Day 6: Best rigs for animation students
Day 7: You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers (plus, meet Reno!)
Day 8: Look how cute our kids are!
Day 9: Super simple, point-and-click install in Maya
Day 10: We’ve launched! Become a member today!
Day 11: The nuts and bolts of how membership works
Day 12: Let’s rock and roll (recap)

Tommies Awards | Long Winter Studios

Enter our 2nd Annual Tommies Awards contest!

Are your animations ready? The 2017 Tommies animation contest is coming up in February! Stay tuned on our Facebook page for more details, polish up your shots with our Long Winter characters, and watch our awesome winners from last year: People’s Choice 2016, and our Staff Picks 2016!