April 2, 2015
By Rechelle Tangcangco
LAIKA cited FLIX’s tight integration with other popular 2D and 3D creative applications and web-based infrastructure as driving factors in adopting the solution. Storyboarding for large animated feature films can get complicated in a hurry, which is why directors, artists, and producers find tremendous value in tools that streamline production while boosting the creative process. Prior to adopting FLIX, the team’s storyboarding process relied primarily on in-house tools paired with commercial products to assemble and review panels in editorial. Unpublished panels were stored locally and individual artists each had their own methods for managing their work-in-progress panels. The system worked, says Stringer, but it required more formal steps for publishing and access to editorial in order to get revisions turned around.