Michael Corrin - Imagery: Illustrations & art

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Media used

Cinema4D and Adobe Illustrator


In order to create a conceptual illustration explaining how serial two dimensional data is interpolated to create a full volumetric 3D data set (thumbnail #1 below), I developed a novel process to generate anatomical models with a volumetric rendered appearance in Cinema 4D. To begin, a set of serial slices stored as a series of JPEGS were generated from a polygonal anatomical model. Using Adobe Flash CS4 and ActionScripting, the serial slice data was converted into a VRML data set. The VRML data was re-imported into Cinema 4D, this resulted in the creation of a series of multi-polygonal planes in forms corresponding to the serial slices at various levels. The planes were then given volume using tools in the MoGraph module.

Project Description

Using a combination of technologies, I created six original colour illustrations for a paper on three-dimensional echocardiography - a tool used in the evaluation of cardiac structure and function.

Vegas A & Meineri M. 2010. Core review: three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography is a major advance for intraoperative clinical management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a core review. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jun 1;110(6):1548-73. Pubmed

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