Medicine is a very visual field. The structure and function of the human body, how diseases are caused, how a particular drug works or how a procedure can be done is best explained through visuals, many concepts being abstract and representation in 3 dimensions makes such concepts easy to understand by healthcare professionals under training and for lay people.
Medical animation may be of various types: generally for non-specific audiences (general patient education etc), it may be graphic and stylized in representation but for medical training a high degree of accuracy is involved, especially when its being used for 3D simulation. For example, a 3D tooth may look like a tooth, but unless the 3D model’s measurements are accurate and all normal and specific features are incorporated into the 3D model, it will not be good enough to use for simulation purposes. Hence an animator in this field needs to interact with medical doctors to ensure that degree of accuracy; hence a lot more study is required in specific areas such as Anatomy.
Medical Animation is used in various fields of medicine. Some examples:
- Anatomy: 3-dimensional representation of complex anatomical and histological structures that can be shown as 3D rotations, walkthroughs and semi-transparent layers to show relationships that cannot be appreciated in 2D.
- Physiology: To explain how body systems and physiological processes work.
- Pathology & Microbiology: Illustrate how disease process develops both at gross and at histo-pathological level including showing how a particular bacteria or virus works.
- Forensic Sciences: Recreation of a crime scene to make a jury understand how the death was caused in specific cases.
- Pharmacology: Demonstrate how a drug enters the body, gets to active site, how it acts, how it gets metabolised and excreted including what causes the side effects. This forms an important aspect of explaining while taking an informed consent.
- Surgical Procedures: Live surgical videos have a lot of blood and are very lengthy – 3D animations of procedures makes it an effective medium to see and learn how procedures are done.
Additionally, Medical Animation is also used in Research projects, Publications, to Illustrate Online Portals, TV programs, Exhibitions, Museums, Pharmaceutical Advertisements, etc.
Immertive is one of the best places where your medical animation work can get outsourced given its talented and experienced team that is technically trained to work on remote instruction. Our 3D services include:
- Visualisation & Storyboarding: Breaking up complex scenes to create a visual story and breaking up to shots for animation.
- Modelling: Simple to complex organic modelling from gross body systems to cellular and subcellular parts.
- Texturing: Realistic texturing building from human and animal references, high quality photography and digital painting.
- Lighting, Animation, Special Effects and Sound: To bring realism, drama and dynamicity to the animation story.
- Rendering: Both low quality test renders for approval and final renders in HD or 4K resolution UHD and output to digital media.