Day 10: Happy New Year! We’ve launched!


Happy New Year!! We are so psyched for what 2017 will bring – and good news!! Our membership service launched January 1st!

Day 10: We’ve launched! BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

We used to sell our characters à la carte for animators on our website which required us to sell them for $30-$70 each. With this new system, we’re able to deliver a full range of characters for the price of a sandwich. For $10/month, you can have full access to our entire library! That is almost 40 awesome characters that you’ll have complete animation control over. This is a system that allows you to plug into our character development studio and use a ton of great assets.

There are limited seats available so you should sign up as soon as you can. We’re initially limiting the number of available seats in order to provide the best service we can. A limited number of purchases will be available each month in order for us to serve our customer base as well as our studio clients.

Ready to sign up?

Here’s a recap of some of the services you can expect with your membership:

  • Have a look into our rigging system – TimberBeast v. 2.0
    We’ve built a killer pipeline for high fidelity characters in Maya and we’re inviting you to join in the fun! Members enjoy easy to install characters and tools as well an ample supply of awesome, animator-friendly characters to work with. It’s time to stop using those same tired characters. Time to open up the possibilities. As a member, you have access to the largest, most enjoyable set of character available online.
  • And did we mention customer service?
    We won’t leave you all alone to fend for yourself. You can always shoot us an email and we’ll take care of any questions or problems you have along the way. No question is too small. We are eager to help you make the most of this purchase. Visit our FAQ page to quickly answer the most common questions, or shoot us an email at support[at]
  • Access assets with simple UI and One-Click install via our Character Manager
    Currently, after purchase, you will receive a file called Opening this file with maya will automatically install our tools. From inside maya, simply go to the new Long Winter menu, open the Character Manager and click Install Characters. This will install all the latest characters from our library to you computer.

Ready to sign up? What are you waiting for??


*Currently supporting Maya versions 2015 and 2016.
**We’ll be rolling out the rest of our new characters (bulldog, crocodile, Reno) one at a time throughout January. We don’t have final date yet but they will be out this month.

Other questions? Visit our FAQ page or shoot us a message!

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!