A Multi-Scale Animation Framework for Biological Fibrous Structures

Tobias Klein, Ivan Viola, Peter Mindek
A Multi-Scale Animation Framework for Biological Fibrous Structures
Poster shown at EuroVis 2019 ()

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Abstract

Fibrous structures are ubiquitous in cell biology and play essential structural and functional roles in the life cycle of a cell. They are long polymers, such as DNA carrying genetic information, or filaments forming the cytoskeleton, crucial for cell division and maintaining the cell shape. In order to disseminate new findings of such structures to peers or a general audience, animated 3D models of these structures have to be created, as they are too small to be imaged with microscopes. However, this is a tedious task carried out by scientific animators, who manually create expressive visual representations of biological phenomena. In this work, we present a novel concept which simplifies the process of animating multi-scale procedural models of biological fibrous structures. In contrast with existing work in the domain of molecular visualization, our approach can also capture dynamics, which are important to show when communicating biological processes.

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@misc{klein_2019_MSA_Poster,
  title =      "A Multi-Scale Animation Framework for Biological Fibrous
               Structures",
  author =     "Tobias Klein and Ivan Viola and Peter Mindek",
  year =       "2019",
  abstract =   "Fibrous structures are ubiquitous in cell biology and play
               essential structural and functional roles in the life cycle
               of a cell. They are long polymers, such as DNA carrying
               genetic information, or filaments forming the cytoskeleton,
               crucial for cell division and maintaining the cell shape. In
               order to disseminate new findings of such structures to
               peers or a general audience, animated 3D models of these
               structures have to be created, as they are too small to be
               imaged with microscopes. However, this is a tedious task
               carried out by scientific animators, who manually create
               expressive visual representations of biological phenomena.
               In this work, we present a novel concept which simplifies
               the process of animating multi-scale procedural models of
               biological fibrous structures. In contrast with existing
               work in the domain of molecular visualization, our approach
               can also capture dynamics, which are important to show when
               communicating biological processes.",
  event =      "EuroVis 2019",
  note =       "Poster presented at EuroVis 2019 ()",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2019/klein_2019_MSA_Poster/",
}