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Collaborative visual story development

FLIX is a web-based visual story development tool for feature animation, designed specifically around speed and collaboration.

By using FLIX, producers, directors and story artists collaborate with art, editorial and production in one easy to access place, delivering faster story turnarounds and achieving shared involvement in the development of a film or project, earlier in the process.

Why FLIX?

  • Designed specifically for the story process, FLIX is full of features that allow artists to find better and faster ways to draw and share storyboard panels.
  • Save time and money on production and make the creative process more open by bringing editorial, pre-viz and even lighting into the creative process much earlier on.
  • Posting panels to editorial is automatic and instantaneous. Easily play back panels in the correct order with the latest timing information and audio track and pitch the story reel immediately, to anyone anywhere with web browser access. 
  • Remove arduous non-creative tasks like naming and file management from the list of things a story artist needs to think about.
  • Editing panels is easy. Simply double click on the panel and it’s opened in Adobe® Photoshop®, Maya®, TVPaint, FCP 7, Premiere16, MODO or a host of other 2D and 3D creative applications. Then save back to FLIX and instantly see your new version in context. 
  • Take the technical complexities of trying to remain organised. Never lose a version of a project. Everything is stored and can found whenever you want to go back over the project history.
  • Share ideas, collaborate and iterate together with everyone on the project, remotely from anywhere in the world.
  • Innovative time saving features help artists get a headstart. Panels can also contain 3D camera and other metadata that will always be stored and travel with the panel.
“Working with FLIX on the film Hotel Transylvania was crucial to the production workflow of the film. Having a tool like FLIX was extremely helpful as it allowed me to quickly convey my creative vision to all of the key departments."
Genndy Tartakovsky, Director of Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania.
"I really like that FLIX is designed to be used as a collaborative tool and I'm very excited that I will be using it and putting it through its paces on my next project."
Brad Lewis, Feature Animation Producer/Director currently producing an upcoming animated feature for Warner Bros.
"With FLIX, I can note, draw, fix, reorder panels and write. It's the closest I can get as a Director to actually having my hands on the film.”
Doug Sweetland, Director and Animator.