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May 28, 2008
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Here is a little work I did for my Sci Vis II class. It is made in 3ds max.

[[As the title expresses this is an animation of gel electrophoresis. Gel electrophoresis is a process used to view DNA. The gel {blue} in the tray {black} has the consistency of Jell-O. The gel has many small pores through which the DNA {Grey in the Blue gel} is drawn through. What causes the DNA to separate is the fact that DNA has varying sizes. The larger pieces, strands, of DNA get stuck closer towards the starting point of the DNA as the smaller strands are drawn by the current of electricity farther through the gel. This is then photographed to preserve the results of this process because the gel and the DNA within cannot be easily preserved]]

As with all of my work note me if you want a full resolution version of it. Make sure you give me a valid reason because I don't want loads of my work floating around and other people saying that it is their work. :D I'm sure you all will understand.
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LazerScythe Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
YOU ARE FUCKING AWESOME! I really needed this.
ricepasta Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol I remember that my teacher showed me this flash for class last week. I was laughing and telling my friend that this is the website I stay all day. But I also really like how it turned out. It runs very smoothly :D
sixstringalex Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
hey, which school do you go to, cause im in sci vis II in raleigh, nc. we just did this a couple of weeks ago.

this is pretty nice, the textures turned out much nicer than mine.

how did you make the electrical spark?
fotofox17 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm in Greensboro.

the spark is simply an omni light set to dim, no shadows with a glow. It also has a path constraint on the motion and it's path is just the line I made the wire out of. Also, there are actually two omni lights, one for each wire, I turned off the effects on each one, respectfully, when they are supposed to be seen.
dextir Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
This was really really really amazing!

Great work!!!!!!
fotofox17 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!! :)
archaeopetryx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
u r great man
fotofox17 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Tillyecl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
I am brand new to this site. I joined especially so I could send you a message. I am a forensic scientist and I was looking for animations about gel electrophoresis to show some people. Yours is by far and away the best one. I wish I could make these sorts of things! :-)

fotofox17 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm honored! How do you use forensics? Do you solve crimes, paternity testing, genome project, what do you do with it?

Now in no way am I a forensic scientist, but I do enjoy 3D modeling and animation. :D Also, just because I want to know, how accurate is this? I tried to make it as accurate as a possibly could based on my resources (internet + class handout). Thanks for the critique!

PS: About my comment on your page, I read that first and so I figured you were a new artist. :D
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