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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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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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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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Tommies 2017: Daniel Quintero creates smooth, natural animation in “Acting Exercise”

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This year’s Tommies Awards entries were better than ever. Our members have brought our Long Winter character rigs to life and we are psyched to see the inspiration and creativity from such a diverse community. Our winners received a ton of great prizes (including free memberships to our new service with unlimited access to 38+ […]

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Tommies 2017: Anton Kozlovskyi pushes extreme motion in “Dr. Emmet Braun”

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This year’s Tommies Awards entries were better than ever. Our members have brought our Long Winter character rigs to life and we are psyched to see the inspiration and creativity from such a diverse community. Our winners received a ton of great prizes (including free memberships to our new service with unlimited access to 38+ […]

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Tommies 2017: Genuine creepiness in “Sleaze Ball” by Don Dixon

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This year’s Tommies Awards entries were better than ever. Our members have brought our Long Winter character rigs to life and we are psyched to see the inspiration and creativity from such a diverse community. Our winners received a ton of great prizes (including free memberships to our new service with unlimited access to 38+ […]

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Tommies 2017: It’s all about acting in “Connection” by Amjad Afifah

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It was tough to choose the winners of our 2017 Tommies Awards because submissions this year were better than ever. Our members have brought our Long Winter character rigs to life and we are psyched to see so much inspiration and creativity from our diverse community. Our winners received a ton of great prizes (including […]

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Tommies Awards 2017: People’s Choice Award Winner

Tommies People's Choice Winner 2017

WELCOME TO THE 2017 TOMMIES, the Long Winter Studios’ Animation Awards!   The winner of the Long Winter Studios’ 2017 Tommies People’s Choice Award is…Connection by Amjad Afifah! Amjad wins our Grand Prize of 1 Free Year of Long Winter Membership, a $120 gift certificate that gets him our sweet new service with unlimited characters […]

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Tommies Awards 2017: Staff Pick Winners

Tommies Staff Pick Winners 2017

WELCOME TO THE 2017 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 2017 People’s Choice Award winner). All of our […]

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CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE TOMMIES 2017

WELCOME TO THE 2017 TOMMIE AWARDS! Watch the videos below and cast your vote here! Voting ends at midnight on Thursday, February 23. Winners announced Friday, February 24. You can only vote once so choose carefully. [captainform id=”771351″]  Video #1: Good Idea by Clément Cacchionni Video #2: Blow Your Head Off by Rb Reber Video […]

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Day 11: The nuts and bolts of how membership works

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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 […]

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Video: This short film turns history fun with adventure, heroism

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Much of our work is silly or just pure entertainment, but we love when it also mixes with teaching and inspiration. Our summer project with Moondog Animation Studio was this educational short film for Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, which was commissioned to help teach the next generation about […]

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Say hello to Luke, our newest character

Luke character rig from Long Winter Studios

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 […]

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Chomp away at this GIF with our T-Rex rig

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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, […]

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