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:star: :star: :star: You must be an animator to join! Provide a link to an animation in your gallery upon your JOIN request. *IF* a link is not provided, you will be DECLINED.



:bulletgreen: Submissions are limited to two a day.

:bulletgreen: We accept new creatures.


:bulletred: NO Pokemon or such.

:bulletred: NOTHING SEXUAL, nothing like two dogs mating.

:bulletred: NO STOLEN ARTWORK! <- Self explanatory.

:bulletred: NO RACIST, NAZI, OR ANTI-SEMITIC ANIMATIONS.
a. Its unkind to the other members
b. We don't accept ignorance

:bulletred:NO overly simplistic animations such as eye blinks, tail wags, etc. The purpose of this group is to study animal locomotion and behavior, so any motion that's restricted to small parts of the body and/or is composed of only a few drawings would be superfluous. It doesn't have to be Disney quality, but we'd appreciate a little effort. Make it fluid and get multiple body parts involved, because that's the most effective way to learn.

:bulletred: BE RESPECTFUL TO OTHER MEMBERS.
We don't want trolls in this group.

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You will be kicked out of the group if any of these rules are broken and we will contact an administrator if needed.

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You must at least have one animation to join this group!
Hello all! I'm writing to inform you about our new rule for submissions (plus, I think five years is a long time to go without a new blog entry, don't you? :D ).

You may be aware that some animations are getting turned down for being too simplistic, despite no official rule existing against eye blinks and whatnot. And that's not fair. I've brought this up to the other admins and no one's objected, so here's the new rule:

:bulletred:NO overly simplistic animations such as eye blinks, tail wags, etc. The purpose of this group is to study animal locomotion and behavior, so any motion that's restricted to small parts of the body and/or is composed of only a few drawings would be superfluous. It doesn't have to be Disney quality, but we'd appreciate a little effort. Make it fluid and get multiple body parts involved, because that's the most effective way to learn.

Yes, this raises the bar for animations we accept and therefore heightens the challenge of creating a worthy submission. But great animation never came easy, and a little challenge helps any artist improve their craft much faster than they would have if they continued to play it safe. If you need help getting started, check out:

:bulletgreen:Eadweard Muybridge's photos of animal locomotion
:bulletgreen: The book "The Animator's Survival Kit" by Richard Williams
:bulletgreen: The plethora of animal videos on YouTube
:bulletgreen: Animals in real life! Watch your pets and animals at the park or zoo so you can pick up on the subtle movements that pre-made animations of animals wouldn't be able to show you.

I don't want anyone to come to this group eager to share and learn, only to get discouraged by invisible standards the admins never previously made them aware of. That's completely our fault and we should have made this change long ago. On behalf of the admins, I apologize for any confusion and grief our past inaction may have caused.

Now let's get out there and animate!

-Maue
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we are a group that supports animal animations and each other
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:icontanita-sama:
Tanita-sama Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Anybody here? My submissions expire for the third time. No declination, no comments... If I post it into wrong folder - comment, please.
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:iconwindwaken:
WindWaken Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont know whats going on w/ the people who approve stuff

to get my stuff in the group i had to apply to be a contributor so it doesn't need to go through the approval process

you might want to try that route
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:iconliketheisland:
Liketheisland Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Sorry, that happens sometimes. Try submitting again.
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:icontanita-sama:
Tanita-sama Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Professional Filmographer
I did.
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:iconjuliafliess:
JuliaFliess Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Animated Pixel Duckling by JuliaFliess
Would you guys say this is okay to submit to Icons? I dont know if icons are allowed to be more simplistic than the other submissions/If this one meets the standards of the group
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:iconliketheisland:
Liketheisland Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Filmographer
That's fine by me! I mean it does have multiple body parts involved and even though it's small and the cycle is short, there was clearly some effort put into it. :nod:
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:iconjuliafliess:
JuliaFliess Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Okay I'll submit it then!
Thanks for the help!!
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:iconliketheisland:
Liketheisland Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Sure thing! :salute:
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:iconszczurzyslawa:
Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student General Artist
My submission expired :c?
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:iconliketheisland:
Liketheisland Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Ehh try submitting again.
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