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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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Founded 7 Years ago
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:iconveeeester400:
veeeester400 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
How do u post animations on DA? I tried posting one of mine but it did not work :c
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:iconwindwaken:
WindWaken Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I post mine in .gif format personally
theres other ways to do it with like flash files but idk how to do that tbh
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:iconjuliafliess:
JuliaFliess Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Student
Is this group still active?
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:iconwindwaken:
WindWaken Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still active in it and I know a few others are
I just haven't been uploading much of anything because of irl stuff shrug
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:iconjuliafliess:
JuliaFliess Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Student
Ah good to know! (I was asking because the last time I tried to upload an animation here the submission expired) But I'll try again today!
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WindWaken Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh
if you want to leave and try coming back as a contributor I can approve you :0
I was having that problem before and they let me re-join as a contributor so all my stuff gets auto accepted now
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Malisho Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Animation program suggestions?
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:iconwindwaken:
WindWaken Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally use Gimp and string it together in a video maker/or just export it as a gif from gimp
It's probably not the absolute best tool for the job but its what I'm comfortable with and it I can do what I want with it so its fine by me C:
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Liketheisland Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Filmographer
OpenToonz (used by Studio Ghibli) is free to download, but I haven't tried it yet. Give it a go if you like. Toon Boom Harmony is my program of choice; it's expensive but the results look slick and professional, and I like the interface better than Flash. TV Paint is a bit pricey too, but it's good for getting an authentic-looking pencil texture in your lines. Hope that helps! :nod:
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