ANNA SIEBEN // VISUALISING MEDICINE
VISUALISATION OF THE
The aim of this project was to produce an interactive 3D model of the human lymphatic system for anatomy students to access as an additional resource for the curriculum.
Professor Tracey Wilkinson
Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification
3D interactive modelling
The final product consisted of 3 interactive models, of which one is shown here.
The 3D models were based on references from anatomical textbooks and atlases. After some sketching, I began the modelling process in Pixologic Zbrush. The foundation of the model was a 3D dataset called Bodyparts3D. Different anatomical structures from this dataset were used and further modified. The lymph nodes were modelled from scratch in Zbrush. During the modelling process, there were several feedback rounds with Dr. Tracey Wilkinson. Three versions of the model were uploaded to Sketchfab, showing:
- The trachea, aorta and lymphatic system
- The venous system, trachea, aorta and lymphatic system
- The skeleton, venous system, trachea, aorta and lymphatic system
All of these were licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License to allow others to further build upon the work in noncommercial setting. To view all models, have a look at my Sketchfab account.
The additional images were based on screenshots of the 3D models, which were further modified in Adobe Photoshop. The end result would be integrated as an additional learning resource in the Virtual Learning Environment of the curriculum.
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