MadMicrobe featured in Renderosity Magazine

Be sure to check out Renderosity Magazine’s article by writer Nick Sorbin showcasing Cinema 4D and it’s prominence in the Medical Animation industry:

Joel says he’s “found Cinema 4D to be the perfect tool for medical animation, primarily for its ease of use and how intuitive the process of working with it is. In my many years in the business, Cinema 4D was the one 3D software package that I clicked with. It is geared to the way an artist’s brain works but still allows you to dig deeper into the technical aspects of the software.”

Click here to read the full article: How Cinema 4D Became a Primary Tool of Medical Illustrators

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Build a Heart, Save a Life. Biolife4D’s 3D bioprinting technology is a game changer.

Imagine being able to create a fully functioning heart through 3D bioprinting using a patient’s own cells, eliminating the challenges of organ rejection and long donor waiting lists that plague existing organ transplant methods.

BIOLIFE4D is making this technology a reality. Here is a 3D animation our team at MadMicrobe created in collaboration with Redtail Media and Consociate Media which explains the process.

Biolife4D is creating some very  exciting and game changing medical technology here, and we are very happy to have had a small part into helping get the word out to the world! To learn more, please check out the website at BIOLIFE4D.

Here are some stills from the animation:

Scientific Director Casey Steffen Joins Our Team!

We are delighted to announce the addition of Casey Steffen as Scientific Director to our growing family of MadMicrobes!

Casey is an award-winning 3D medical animator, biomedical visualization scientist, and popularist of science. Casey’s career began after college working in the video game industry. It was here he learned the craft of 3D animation and discovered his passion for scientific data. Following his time in the video game industry, Casey attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he received his Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization.

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Casey’s career spans multiple medical communication industries. Drawing from his background in molecular biology and production techniques used in film and video games, Casey career is marked by the fusion of x-ray crystallography data with mixed-media entertainment experiences. Featured by Wired Magazine for his work creating the first protein “action-figure,” you can see examples of his work in print, on television, and even the big screen.

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After having lived all over the world, Casey has an enthusiasm for multi-culturalism, cooking, and travel. He claims to remain an avid surfer despite currently residing in Oklahoma. When Casey is not researching a new protein or working on a 3D animation, you’ll find him circling Lake Hefner on his road bike or walking his dog, Bodhi.

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Toon-shaded 3D image for a recent MOA storyboard project

Industrial Innovation Opener

Our team recently created a short 30 second show opener for a corporate/industrial video being produced by the production/mograph house RE:Made. The goals of the project were to communicate the innovative nature of the company and its industrial surface coating products in a dramatic, “high-tech” way, diving all the way down to the macro level on various metallic surfaces.

Its always nice working on creative project like this and getting to bring out tools like X-Particles and Realflow to play with. Was a fast-paced but fun project!

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From the MadMicrobe Lab: Tumor tests using the C4DtoA render engine

A few tests with C4DtoA (Arnold render engine v02) using some very basic materials. Would make for a very interesting (if not slightly disturbing) outdoor park or museum installation! Tumor with angiogenic vasculature.park_tumor_03park_tumor_01park_tumor_02

MadMicrobe at the NEVY Awards

Here are some frames from the show opener MadMicrobe created for the 5th Annual NEVY Awards show in Boston:: Life Science and Technology dressed up for Mardi Gras (which was the theme of the event). Thanks Gildaymonster Productions for the opportunity. It was a blast!

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