NAB 2015 Rewind - Nucleus Medical Media, Inc: Medical Storytelling: The Art of Cellular 3D Animation

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Heidi Sinsel and Elizabeth McDonald from Nucleus Medical Media demonstrate how they utilize Cinema 4D to visualize cellular processes.

Heidi Sinsel and Elizabeth McDonald from Nucleus Medical Media demonstrate how they utilize Cinema 4D to visualize cellular processes.

07:14Metaball Antibody
12:45Stop Tag
14:11Collision Deformer Antibody
15:28HPV Visualization
17:32ABF Relax UV
19:09Sculpting HPV
22:08BodyPainting Textures
23:46Baking Sculpt Displacement
25:51Creating Capsids via Cloner
27:24Rigid Body Dynamics with Proxy Mesh and Turbulence
33:16Cell Lysis (Displace Deformer, PolyFX, Modify Effector Weight)

Heidi first demonstrates two methods for visualizing antibodies - using Metaballs and the Collision Deformer.

Next, Elizabeth shows how she visualized the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) using C4D's Sculpt and BodyPaint 3D features to create a capsomere, which is then cloned onto a sphere to visualize the capsid. She then uses Rigid Body Dynamics with Turbulence Force to create a dynamic animation without any keyframes.

Finally, Heidi shows a technique to visualize Cell Lysis, using PolyFX in conjunction with effectors weighted via procedural noise within a Shader Effector. She also shows how Subdivision Surface and Cloth Surface can be used to smooth and thicken the individual pieces.

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