Today we’re going to break down how individual users can expect to use our new service, with video walk-throughs by our CEO, Andrew Conroy. Day 11: The nuts and bolts of how membership works In this video, we cover how to access your downloadable files via our website as well as go over the information […]
Archive | Long Winter Studios Character Rigs
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 […]
Day 9: Super simple, point-and-click install in Maya
It’s almost Christmas and we’re feeling that holiday spirit! Loads of new characters, $10/month. We’re all thinking the same thing: where’s the catch? Is it going to be a pain to use? Here’s the trick. We’ve all dealt with characters that come with “required” tools. Nothing sucks more than being locked out of your file […]
Day 8: Look how cute our kids are!
Our Long Winter Studios’ 12 Days of Awesome isn’t over yet! We have a gang of four new kid/child characters that are going to be added to the library this spring. Their proportions are super appealing, cute, and fun to work with, and because you can get all the characters for $10/month, you can animate […]
Day 7: You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers (plus, meet Reno!)
We are very excited about our new service coming out in January and have gotten a number of great questions as we prepare to roll it out. Below are some of the highlights – the whole breakdown can also be found on our updated FAQ page. If you have other questions about the new service […]
Day 6: Best rigs for animation students
Schools and students, we have especially been thinking about you wonderful people as we’re rolling out our 12 Days of Awesome. You are important. Since day one, schools have played a huge role in our motivation for getting characters out. It was while our CEO Andrew Conroy was teaching animation to college students that Long […]
Day 5: Woof! More animal rigs coming in 2017
We’re not fooling around when we said we were focusing on animals in 2017. We’re gonna keep adding to the humans but it’s hard not to enjoy building characters like Mack here. (Maybe you saw a peek at him in our new demo reel earlier this week.) With all the great features of our human […]
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, […]
Day 3: Wild Animals!
We’re setting our sights on a whole crew of new animals. And not just pets and wild creatures but anthropomorphic characters too! Day 4: Meet Dale! With our concept artist Eric Meister cranking out designs, we’re tackling some of our most challenging work yet: building incredibly flexible and appealing animals, creatures and anthropomorphic characters. Dale […]
Day 2 of our 12 days of Awesome
Our new service is debuting in January and we’re celebrating with 12 Days of Awesome! We’ll be introducing some of our new characters that you’ll get access to after January, and previewing what sweet new benefits you’ll get. This is the best stuff we’ve made yet. Day 1 was introducing one of our new characters, […]
Day 1: 12 Days of Characters, Animation, and AWESOMENESS!!
We are full of holiday cheer and want to share our newest gift with you: 12 Days of Characters, Animation, and AWESOMENESS!! We are constantly trying to help you all improve your animation skills and want you to have access to the best, film-quality, super flexible character rigs for your short films, commercial work, or […]
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 […]
The new Luke rig is almost here
We are about to roll out a new Long Winter character rig! Luke is our latest male character rig and he’s a pretty rad dude! 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 […]
Did you know a bunch of our characters are on sale right now in our store?? We know. Shocking! Julie is marked down to $58 (regularly $80), our dragons are 50% off, and there are huge discounts on Kate, Mark, Franky, Sally, Craig, Walter, and Cody! We have marked everyone down like crazy but it’s […]
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 […]
Kate character rig is here – and she’s beautiful
Today is the day I get to announce some good news! Kate, our latest character rig, is now available to EVERYONE! We’re really happy to say that Kate is ready for prime time! She’s on sale now for the first few to purchase. Make sure you grab her at the discounted price! BUY NOW We […]
Kate | First Look
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