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Zooanimate is dedicated to the display of excellent animal animation from a large variety of species and actions.

This group is meant to inspire those who are interested in animation and those interested in learning how to animate non-human living things with the same life and vitality we see in the real world.
Every medium is allowed: traditional, digital, CG, stop motion, etc. So long as there's frame by frame manipulation and a demonstration of quality and ingenuity then your submission will likely be accepted.

There are seven categories to choose from:

Films, for finished projects depicting a story.
Works in Progress, for films or projects that aren't finished and might wish feedback in order to improve.
Quadrupedal, for animations featuring four legged motion (ex. dog, cat, horse, walking dragon)
Bipedal, for animations featuring two legged motion (ex. ostrich, dinosaur, hopping parrot)
Flying, for animations featuring animals in flight (ex. bird, bat, flying dragons)
Miscellaneous, for animations that feature non quad, biped, or flying motion (ex. insects, multi-legged creatures, snakes)
And Tutorials on how to animate for helping watchers improve their technique (whether or not they include animals).

This club does NOT allow:
1. Animations that are things like "dog opens and closes its mouth" or "horse wags its tail". Said animations must display fuller knowledge of animated technique and be more than a still image with a blinking eye or slight shifting of the head. The purpose of this club is to inspire and encourage fully animated animals, not blinkies or winkies, no matter how cool they might look.
2. Furries that don't act like animals. Anthropomorphic humanoid animals can look cool and be animated well, but if the only difference between the character's acting and human behavior is the possession of ears and a tail, then it doesn't count.
3. Template animations or animations traced from other animations. An disallowed submission would be the iconic Wolf's Rain wolf run because it isn't an example of the artist's ingenuity nor does a copy inspire better than the original.

This club DOES allow:
1. Morphing from human to animal as morphing is a fundamental part of animation.
2. Humans animated as if they're animals.
3. Non-human monsters (dragons, unicorns, unique creations)
4. Animations that don't have animals as the main focus, so long as said animal is more than just a prop.
5. Rotoscoped or motion captured animals. Both methods are legitimate animation techniques that can and have been well done.
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Yo! A slight update to our submission policy. We have a dirth of profile quad runs (mostly canines and horses). That would be four-legged runs and gallops as viewed from the side. So many are submitted that we've started restricting average examples.

If you want to submit a quad run/walk/trot/gallop, ask yourself these questions:

1) is it a good to GREAT example of that animation?
2) Can I or someone else learn something from this animation they couldn't already learn looking at a Muybridge chart?
3) Is there something unique about the angle, execution, or medium?

If not, if it looks like every other profile quad walk/run in our gallery, then it might be vetoed.
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Mekko-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I know this is probably inappropriate,
Woah, whoever it was thank you so much for putting up two of my animations here, but are you sure they even pass the requirements for this group? still, thank you once again, w-whoever you are.
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Yeah we got a Work in progress folder to allow people opportunities to get feedback on work. So long as it displays some kind of animal behavior (whether it be motion or action), then it's cool.
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BrutalBulbasaur Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi c: 

I was just wondering why my join request was declined?

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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Quality of the animations provided was inadequate, they need to show better knowledge of animation techniques, not just a Glitch effect and slightly shifting heads.

The focus of this group is on fully animated animals and their motion. Please take a look at our "about us" section for more info on what the group does and does not allow. zooanimate.deviantart.com/abou…
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BrutalBulbasaur Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ohh alrighty. Well i'll definitely get my butt in gear and start trying to improve a bit more c: 
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DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
No worries, your animation isn't bad, Glitch effects are cool, but its not what we're looking for in this group. Do check out our affiliates too, i'm sure a number of them would love to add your work to their galleries instead =)
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Feathertho Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hiya! I'm a Youtube animator, I work pretty hard... (but people don't really notice me xD) My channel link is in my signature.
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TheBloodInk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Your group's icon looks very familiar, where is it from?Paw 
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It's from a video I made several years ago for my sophomore year in animation at USC
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TheBloodInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Really? Is the video on YouTube somewhere?
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