The rigging system for an early version of Clawford the Crab is demonstrated. Clawford can walk, move and pinch his claws, blink, dilate and contract his pupils, move his eyebrows, and change his gaze.
This short animation of red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells flowing through a blood vessel was created using nparticles in Maya. Rendering was done with Arnold.
This clip of an animation demonstrates inheritance patterns in Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). It will be piloted as part of teaching modules for health science and medical students. I created two animations including the full version of this clip during an internship at Emory University (©Emory University).
University of Toronto Master of Biomedical Communications Research Project
Cancer cells are like weeds:
Using visual analogies to explain cancer treatment options.
My main goal in creating this animation was to help education people of all levels of health literacy about cancer treatment options. Visual analogies are used to compare cancer cells to weeds and healthy cells to grass. The analogies help in explaining how different cancer treatment options work. For instance, chemotherapy and radiation are compared to plant killer, while targeted therapy, which is specific to cancer cells, is compared to weed killer. The animated crab, Clawford, was created to build empathy and maintain interest.