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Brain Cells

Brain Cells


Updated 13 February 2018 with 5 new tutorials!

OneDown: Make Cancer the Victim

Cancer is a scary thing and this video for OHSU Knight Cancer Institute explains the leaps and bounds that have been made in the research and treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. Directed by Robert Sethi with Animation from The Mill, the 3D was created in Cinema 4D with effects and compositing in After Effects and Nuke.

There’s an article on The Mill website about the animation.

Ashraf Ghoniem, 3D lead artist, detailed; “Instead of individually sculpting each cell we used a set of noise and rules to randomly generate them, giving us a lot more freedom. And the comp team, led by Martin Karlsson, did a really excellent job. They took our renders and really pushed the electro-microscope effect to the maximum.”

Medical Animation – Vessel Studios

Vessel Studios created this beautiful animation of microscopic elements.

3D Medical Animation Demo Reel – John Liebler

John Liebler says, “A collection of my 3D medical animations, including “The Inner Life of the Cell”, “Powering the Cell: Mitochondria”, “Biology: How Life Works”, and other more recent work.”  His website, which is along the bottom of the video, is John created this beautiful work in Lightwave and After Effects, and I’m guessing that these are scientifically accurate.

Medical Tutorials

Athanasios Pozantzis: Organic Shape Morphing Inside Cinema 4D New

Learn how to create a medical-style motion graphics animation in this NAB 2017 presentation by Athanasios Pozantzis. This was featured in our MAXON NAB 2017 Rewind – Volume 8: Character, Organic, Procedural Modeling with the video from Cineversity.

Animating Cell Division in Maya

Emily McDougall has some incredible medical animation tutorials for Maya. In this one, she uses Metaballs and nParticles in Maya to animate cells. (Via Lester Banks.)

Medical Animation Tutorial: Create Villi using Maya 2017 MASH Motion Graphics

Another from Emily McDougall. In this one, she shows how she created a cool medical effect with Maya and MASH.

Medical Animation Tutorial: Red Blood Cell Animation using Maya 2017 MASH Motion graphics

Another from Emily McDougall with a focus on how she animated the blood cells.

Sub Surface Scattering, Blurry Reflections, X-Particles, Physical Render, and Blurry Transparency

Nick Campbell explains how to create some cells with Cinema 4D and X-Particles.

Medical Animation Tutorial – Creating a simple cell model in Maya

Annie Campbell (a relative of Nicks?) explains how to create red blood cells with Maya and After Effects.

Cell Dividing: Adobe After Effects Tutorial

Caleb Ward explains how to visualize cell division in After Effects.

Brain Cells

Motionsquared has a breat tutorial on creating brain cells in Cinema 4D. I used this tutorial in a project last year. Super useful tutorial.

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