Animatic is is an animated storyboard. Boards are brought into an editing program such as After effects or flash and are cut together with the correct timing and pace of the film. They include basic sounds dialogue recordings and scratch soundtracks.Animators such as Pinxar or Disney are great at doing Animatic to prepare there next big film.
Animatic also is great for making drafts of animations or game development it allows them to give them a vishion on what they are working on, and if the animation doesn’t make scene or doesn’t fit in they can just redraw it.
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