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RULES!

: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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:iconfriendlyhougen:
FriendlyHougen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I would join but none of my animations are that huge they're just pagedolls ;-;

Plus I suck at animating
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Liketheisland Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
That's okay! You can always watch to at least see how others approach it. (Also, if you need help with animation, you can Google the reference material I listed in the most recent journal entry.) ;)
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:iconfriendlyhougen:
FriendlyHougen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconszczurzyslawa:
Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student General Artist
My submission expired :c?
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:iconliketheisland:
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Hmm. Can you try submitting again? (I'm just now seeing this; sorry.)
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:iconszczurzyslawa:
Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student General Artist
It expired again :c? 
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:iconliketheisland:
Liketheisland Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Are you submitting more than twice a day?
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Szczurzyslawa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student General Artist
done~
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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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