Archive for May, 2012

3ds max exercises

Between our three assignments in computer visualization we had five exercises that introduced us to modeling, texturing and lighting techniques. The first exercise is red blood cells within a blood vessel, the second is a syringe (I later added the needle), the third is a hemostat, the fourth is a molecule imported from the Protein Data Bank and the fifth is a retopology of my face. The molecule I chose is insulin and is my favorite of the exercises. The retopology is my least favorite, we had our picture taken with a special software that captures a 3D image and then imported it into 3ds max to reduce the mesh. To the left is the 3d image and to the right is the mesh I created. It was really creepy to work with a high-definition 3d image of yourself.

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Tom Jones

For our third assignment in illustration techniques we had to create a color reproduction of a black/white Tom Jones illustration. Tom Jones is the founder of the Biomedical Visualization program at UIC (the second medical illustration program in the country), helped establish the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and was AMI’s first president. The illustration I chose was in one of my textbooks, an illustration of the hypogastric plexus. This was our first time working in color and I was surprised how much trouble it was to work in color. I’ll have to work out a better system. Done in Photoshop.

 

 

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3D knee

For our second assignment in computer visualization we used the CT scans from the Visible Human Project to build a model in the program Mimics. We then imported the model into 3ds max and created three different renders. The first is a realistic render, creating our own textures and using 3 point lighting. The second render  is with the ink n paint material applied creating a 2D effect and showing the branching of the popliteal artery. The third render has an x-ray material applied and was brought into Photoshop for touchups.

 

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Tissue Sectioning

I know (with the exception of two assignments) I haven’t posted any of my work from this semester. So within the next couple days I will post everything. This is my second assignment from illustration techniques. Another digital line drawing but in illustrator now using the pen tool. We had to show a non-surgical procedure and as a histology lover I chose to show the sectioning process for light microscope tissue preparation.

 

 

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