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Versatility in depicting medical animation

Several styles are possible for medical animations. Below are a number of depictions of the same subject matter - red blood cells traveling through a vessel. The approach used was dictated by the needs of the information that needed to be conveyed, so that the story could be presented as clearly as possible.



2D medical animation of blood cells

In this case, the client needed to bring textbook illustrations to life. The illustration was combined with 3D medical animation in a seamless manner.

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In this medical animation the focus was on the epidermis above the blood vessel, so a simple, non-distracting view of the blood cells in the vessel was used.

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This animation shows the insertion of a medical device into an obstructed artery of the heart. It was part of a series depicting cabg surgery, so a contrast between a procedure on a beating and non-beating heart needed to be shown.

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A top view was used here to show the action of the white blood cells escaping through the cell walls of a vessel. Using a view of the vessel sliced from the top allowed the behavior of the wbc to be seen clearly.

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A side sliced view was needed in this medical animation to show the structure of the artery as the plaque erupts forming a thrombus.

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The focus here was on the actin (the gridded area in white), so an end sliced view was used. After the location of the relevant structures was established with a full view, the animation could zoom into the area of interest without the viewer becoming "lost".

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A dramatic "fantastic voyage" medical animation was used to carry the viewer into the blood vessel itself. Hitchhiking a ride with some red blood cells.

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The same animation as above, but with settings changed to create an "electron microscope look". The appearance of an animation can be changed with the adjustment of just a few settings.

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This time we needed to travel against the flow of the blood cells. They become blurred with the effect of speed.

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3D medical animation of blood cells





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