Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Detailed Image of Cell

Here's a detailed image of a human cell, created by Evan Ingersoll & Gael McGill.

It's not really a "photo," but it's not exactly "art" either. The accurate 3D model was made using data sets from X-ray, cryoelectron microscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance. 

Parts of the cell include: nucleus (blue stranded area at bottom), mitochondria (purple football), actin filaments (green pipe cleaners), microtubules (gray pipes), endoplasmic reticulum (confetti blob)

Tools used include: "Digizyme’s Molecular Maya custom software, Autodesk Maya, and Foundry Modo used to import, model, rig, populate, and render all structural datasets."


A.B. said...

I can also highly recommend watching Drew Berry's accurate visualizations of molecular processes within our cells and DNA on Youtube.
They are just as much not really art but very high quality and easy to grasp representations of measurement data.
There is a mind-boggling TED-Talk and many other videos available.
It is unbelievable what is going on in our body on a molecular level. I'm still in awe every time I watch it.

Susan Krzywicki said...

It looks like a really cool amusement park seen from above.

CatBlogger said...

FYI, the Norman Rockwell Museum YouTube channel is live streaming combat/embedded Marine artists talking about sketches and paintings they have made in the last 20 years...very interesting.

Tyler B. said...

Evidence of intelligent design and the designer is Jack Kirby!