As you know, we've been gradually improving our CG models to provide photorealistic backgrounds for our live actors. However, for the most part, I have NOT updated our master animatic with the new material.
Believe it or not, our master animatic was last rendered on 7-8-10! That means we've had almost 2 years of improvements that weren't reflected in the master animatic.
Although I obviously can't post the updated animatic here (it's too big), here are a few before-and-after comparisons so you can get an idea of the improvements.
Scene C115b (Ryke Thale leaving the Jedi Temple after planting bombs in the databank):
Scene C115c (Close-up of Ryke Thale as he suspects something may be wrong):
Scene C115d (Moments before Ryke Thale's reaction to seeing droidekas behind the blast door):
Now imagine about half of the animatic looking as new-and-improved as the sample screenshots, above, and you'll get an idea of how much better the new master animatic looks. The entire movie has a different feel now -- much more like a realistic and immersive. It's pretty sweet!