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Bioviz - UMBC Art
Transcript of Bioviz - UMBC Art
What do I do?
Digital Asset Management
Direct vs Diffused
Points of View Column
Smartphone vs DSLR
Shoot for Fun!
Technical IRTA -
Intramural Research Training Award
- RN Solutions
- Cyberdata Technologies
- MRI and DTMRI
- CT and PET scan
Visualization in the field of Computer Science
NIH-NSF Visualization Research Challenges Report
Figures for Publications
When importing logos for your poster
- Choose EPS, SVG, maybe PDF
- If Raster, PNG supports transparency
- Be aware of white space and proportions
Raster Vs Vector
Photos - a matrix of pixels that forms an image or represents data.
dots per square inch
tif, jpg, png, gif, psd, pdf
Photoshop, Gimp, Graphic Converter
lines and shapes with infinite resolution
Bezier curves, points connected by lines, at varying angles to create curves, plus thickness. Shapes, gradients, symbols, etc.
svg, eps, ai, pdf
Artifacts due to compression
Background is non-transparent (white)
Not enough margin
Artifacts due to compression
Edges are crisp!
Limited depth of color
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
3D Print Golgi Apparatus produced from TEM tomography and presented at the Golgi Conference in Pavia, Italy, where it now resides in the Camillo Golgi Science Museum.
1st Prize for Public Outreach - American Society for Cell Biology
We worked with the CBMP microscopist to
create 3D models from Electron Microscopy
Outreach to the public and scientific communities
Pros - Fast turnaround
- Instantly edit and upload
- Add value and context
- Edit photos and video
- Access Social Media
- Many 3rd party apps
Cons - Low quality
- Limited storage capacity
- Can't control focus or d.o.f.
- Tripods limited/flimsy
- Onboard audio is limited
- Risk of getting phone call
during video shoot
Pros - High Quality
- Full control over focus
- Control depth of field
- Interchangable Lenses
- Nearly Pro Video Quality
- Looks more Professional
Cons - Expensive
- Time consuming
- Lenses susceptable to dirt
- Battery life limited
- Chargers hard to find
- Large and bulky
- Complicated to operate
We explore various properties of light-matter interactions as sources of optical contrasts, such as polarization properties, endogenous or exogenous fluorescent labels, absorption (e.g., hemoglobin or chromophore concentration), and/or scattering.
We have used these contrast mechanisms for tomographic and spectroscopic methods to develop benchtop instrumentation for preclinical and clinical uses. We are identifying physiological sites where optical techniques might be clinically practical and offer new diagnostic knowledge and/or less morbidity than existing diagnostic methods.
Our objectives are to devise quantitative biophotonics methodologies and associated instrumentations in order to study
Tech Transfer and Marketing
Leonid Margolis, PhD
Acyclovir is an anti-retroviral drug commonly used in fighting the virus herpes simplex.
This animation was created to help Dr Margolis quickly explain basic concepts about Acyclovir in presentations.
The Acyclovir and amino polymerase models in this animation were based on crystal structures.
The animator collaborated with a fellow to learn how the molecules should move.
Intercommunication between scientists
Steve Suomi, PhD
This animation was created for use in mirror
neuron experiments, which employed electroencephalography (eeg) and incorporated
the use of eye tracking, to determine where the
test subjects were looking and for how long.
"Our research involves broad-based investigations of primate biological and behavioral development through comparative longitudinal studies of rhesus monkeys and other primates."
Computer graphics in research
Computer graphics as visual stimulus
High degree of "control" in experiments
Programable for artificial intelligence
Experiments more repeatable
created for the Office
of the Director as
Public outreach and education
Get the person to relax! Feed ego
Use a stand-in to perfect lighting
and camera settings beforehand
Tell Bad Jokes
Remove badges, pagers, clean up!
Shoot more photos than you think
Use a copy stand or a tripod
Use a lens which doesn't distort
Cut hole for lens in black construction paper to reduce reflections
Light from the sides
Shoot next to a window (diffused sunlight only!)
Use a remote or set timer, to reduce vibration
- Use natural light when possible
- Dusk, Dawn and Diffused sunlight
- OR 3-point lighting (for people)
- Facing Window when inside
- Bounce light to create "fill light"
- Don't mix light sources (color temps)
- "Sunny 16" rule for full sun
- No photos in front of projectors!
A portrait with three-point lighting: a 300 watt key light, a 150 watt back light, and fill light from a bounce board
3 Point lighting
- All cameras work with it
- Flexible light temperature range
- Prices coming down
- Macro photography
- Fast motion
- Fill light, augment other light
- Experiment! Shoot both
- Vary ISO settings and exposure
Don't use onboard flash unless absolutely necessary.
- Tripod and photos for time lapse
- intervolometer on DSLR cameras
- Time Lapse Apps on smartphones
- Combine shift in focus with movement
Regular tracking shot
Tracking shot with shift in focus
Panning shots with fluid head tripod
and time lapse photos
of providing biological visualization support.
3D Graphics and Animation
Medical Support Unit
Heavy Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
Bridging the generation gap
Thinking outside the box
Practice until it's not fun, then keep it up!
Learn to see
light and shadow
as an artist
Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK)
Visualization Tool Kit (VTK)
Source of free, 3D printable models
and data processing pipelines
Trainable weka segmentation
Special Thanks: Darrell Hurt, Meghan Coakley, Erin Fincher, and the entire 3D Print Team, plus Nicki Swan, Tim Mrozek, Chandan Sastry and Vasudha Kowtha
high dynamic range imaging
Stuck in Customs
Tutorial on 3dprint youtube channel
Guild of Natural and Scientific Illustrators
American Med. Illustrators
- Gael McGill
- Drew Berry
- Graham Johnson
- Art Olson
(Iwasa and Goodsell)
- Unreal Engine
- Blender Game Engine
Digital Asset Management!
John Rouse - Consulting and Damn Good Friend
Government vs Free Market
Working in the
Amazing resources (often)
Wide range of clients
There is a bottom line
Character Animation Train
- Biology Train?
Visual Effects Train!
or at least try to be.
Habitually doing many jobs at once;
before the army
Recruited from UMBC
Don't Burn Bridges
Or trying to anyway.
Fellows, PostDocs, students
Researchers, scientific staff
Doctors and hospital staff
Cut through bureaucracy
Create advocacy network
UTAH - Games
Molecule of the Month
- Eric Martz
- Keith R Porter