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Life inside a cell

Harvard University has decided to use animations as a tool to enhance the performance of its students in biology. And it selected XVIVO's animation studio to take Harvard University students on a 3D journey. Among other realizations, the company delivered an astounding eight minute animation titled "The Inner Life of the Cell."
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Written by Roland Piquepaille, Inactive on

Harvard University has decided to use animations as a tool to enhance the performance of its students in biology. And it selected XVIVO's animation studio to take Harvard University students on a 3D journey. Among other realizations, the company delivered an eight minute animation titled "The Inner Life of the Cell," which was presented at Siggraph 2006 in a condensed form. This extraordinary animation explores "the mechanisms that allow a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external stimulus." Harvard University expects a performance improvement of its biology students of almost 30% by using such visualization tools. But read -- and view -- more...

You'll have access to the short version of this fantastic animation from the link above (3 minutes and 7 seconds). As I don't want to bother you with the XVIVO's press release contents, please see below several images extracted from this must-see animation (Credit for all images: XVIVO). Like the original animation, these images are not accompanied by texts.

The Inner Life of the Cell (image #1)

The Inner Life of the Cell (image #2)

The Inner Life of the Cell (image #3)

The Inner Life of the Cell (image #4)

And don't miss the other animations available on XVIVO's web site (from the "Animation" tab at the bottom). These guys are doing an absolutely marvelous job -- and you can trust me on this, I've worked for Silicon Graphics for several years and I know when I see astounding graphics.

Sources: XVIVO news release, July 4, 2006

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