Archive for the ‘anatomy’ Category

Hepatitis Ad

This semester I’m taking an independent study to learn about the programs Mudbox and Zbrush. There’s two projects total I have to work on, each in one program. Today I turned in my first assignment done in Mudbox. I decided to do cirrhosis to raise awareness on hepatitis b/c testing. I modeled the liver from a sphere in Mudbox as well as painted it and added the bumps (nodules) in Mudbox too. I then exported it to 3ds max and did a render composite in Photoshop.

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In surgical illustration we had to create a black/white illustration of a surgical procedure for a medical audience. The surgery I saw was for dialysis patients where a vascular access is prepared in order to maximize the amount of blood cleansed during dialysis treatments. There are three kinds of vascular accesses, an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), an arteriovenous graft, and an venous catheter. The one I saw was the AVF which means that the vein was attached to the artery.

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Cross Section of Eye

This line illustration of the cross section of a eye was done for Clinical Sciences. Done is Adobe Illustrator.

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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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So it’s getting into the sixth week of my second semester and I haven’t posted anything. We’ve mainly been working on exercises, it’s only been this past week that we’ve had assignments due. Thought I would post my first major project of the semester. This is a line rendered illustration drawn in photoshop. First time I’ve ever used a tablet.

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Complex Concept

It’s the weekend before finals and we are all consumed with projects. We have our complex concept for instructional design, assignment five for anatomical visualization, website for computer applications and the final presentation. I just finished my complex concept today and you can see it below. It’s due monday (as is our websites that I’ll be working on tomorrow) and I honestly can say that I’m happy with it. I don’t want to say how many hours I worked on this (too many to count) but now that’s it done, it was worth it.

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Assignment four

Last week was the final critique for assignment four in anatomical visualization. As you can see below we had to depict a set of organs in relation to surface anatomy and the skeleton. Using tracing paper, I first started with the figure then illustrated the skeleton off of the surface anatomy and then placed the organs based on the skeleton. I will say that the ribs are too close to the skin, I didn’t realize this until I scanned everything in. Hopefully I’ll have enough time to fix this (as well as my past projects) before finals week.

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Assignment three

Today was the critique for assignment three in anatomical visualization. As I’ve posted before, the focus of the assignment was rendering. In the first part we rendered some basic shapes. Every form is made up of a set of shapes, so we first had to understand how light fell on the most basic of forms. In the second part we had to illustrate an anomalous left hepatic vein that drained into the right atrium instead of the inferior vena cava. In order to show this we had to illustrate from the posterior view. We all struggled with finding just the right view to highlight all the important structures. Overall I did okay, I do need to make a few adjustments. The biggest thing is that the texture of the paper showed threw my illustration. I’ll have to be careful of this.

 

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Heart Sketch

I’ve already began working on assignment three for Anatomical Visualization. For part of the assignment we have to illustrate the heart. We are using the hearts from our cadavers in anatomy as part of our subject. This is my first sketch that I did today. There isn’t a whole lot of value (the purpose of assignment three is light and form) but I just wanted to get the rough idea. Also this is the posterior view.

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