Here is a really awesome video showing the Vulptex, or crystal fox, for SW:TLJ. http://www.starwars.com/video/the-evolu ... -last-jedi
I really hope we see more of a hybrid approach with CG enhancements onto an animatronic in the same shot instead of the standard animatronic closeup cut. CG full shot cut. etc. Or, even worse, all-CG(except for the really top notch CG work out there).
Both approaches simply don't work(in most cases).
So I hope this video means we will see the synthesis of both crafts in the same shots rather than the old division.