The Orca bone atlas is a fantastic resource for whale skeletal anatomy - you can view beautiful renderings of the skeleton and download 3d PDFs of all the bones that can then be rotated and viewed at any angle.
The 3d scans were done by the Idaho Virtualization Laboratory
Emperor Scorpion,Mixed Media,2012
Just messing with clay and photoshop :P
Giraffe - CT scan-based visualization of skull and head blood vessels
Animation of the head of a 22-year-old adult female Baringo giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi, OUVC 10513) demonstrating aspects of the head blood vascular system. Arteries and veins were injected with different concentrations of barium and latex, allowing their discrimination with CT scanning. The first series (white background, surface rendering) depicts all the vessels as green, whereas the second series (black background, volume rendering) provides some color coding (blue veins and red arteries). This giraffe was named Susie and lived at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, where she died of natural causes in December 2003 at which point her head came to WitmerLab at Ohio University for research. This visualization was done by Ryan Ridgely using Avizo, Adobe Premiere, and Quicktime. We thank Heather Rockhold and O’Bleness Hospital for CT scanning and NSF for funding. For news from WitmerLab, visit http://www.ohio.edu/witmerlab or our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/witmerlab).
Like intestines in our bodies, cells have a network of pipes and tubes through which stuff is continuously passing, and from which small sausage-like entities can pinch off. These sausage-like vesicles carry molecules between factory-like compartments and to the cell’s surface. The oily skin, or membrane, and proteins surrounding the vesicles are important for maintaining their shape. Until recently little was known about the coat proteins because it is difficult to examine their structure. Pictured is a 3D computer model of a flash-frozen vesicle from a series of snapshots taken with a scanning electron microscope. False colours make the structures clearer and show for the first time the coat proteins (green, red and blue) form a net around the membrane (yellow). The model suggests the formation of coat proteins can adapt to cargoes of different sizes.
Written by Julie Webb
Radiologist Kai-hung Fung turns CT (computed tomography) scans into art with his own digital enhancements. Click on the images to see what they are of.