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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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Oct 25, 2010


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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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Moony-moo Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Hello, fellow artists!
My name Moony (Tanya in real life), I’m looking for an English-speaking animator who would like to find serious clients. My team and I is about to translate our landing page into English (
I would like to offer you to take part in our first English project with a real client (you will get at least 10% from the budget we get). In return we ask the artist to help us with design and translation of the new web-page. Certainly, we may work together with further projects.
We pay for web-hosting and advertisement.
Feel free to contact me via PM.
Feathertho Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm doing super cheap animation commissions  for as low as 10 points- YEAH THAT'S RIGHT- 10 POINTS!…
jtec1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moony-moo Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hello, fellow animators!
I’m Moony-moo from “Lazorewka” studio. My team is looking for a 2D animator who will create two scenes for a music video. The task is to make an animation template that is ready for inking.
That’s what we want you to create:…

There are following scenes to be done:
“Fat lady runs after a character”
“Three young ladies dance flamenco”
“Three young ladies play guitars”

We prefer to pay via bank transfer with an official invoice. Paypal is not welcomed but still acceptable.
Feel free to contact us:
Skype: Scorpy__
Please pay attention: the offer expires on may 21st.

ponyzilla Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
what folder would swimming go in? or would it not be allowed?…
i am just suggesting a new folder, even though i am not in this group.
FablePaint Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
A swimming folder would be useful, thank you for the suggestion!
We've been putting them in miscelleneous.
ponyzilla Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ok, your welcome!
Reh-Star Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are my animations not good enough that my join request got Declined?
DarkmaneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
In this instance, yes. But don't be disheartenned, you're more than welcome to watch this group, learn and improve and then re-submit a membership application in future =)
Reh-Star Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah. thanks..
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