Symbiosis Scoreboard Finished

Remember that Symbiosis Scoreboard I was completing for my independent study? It has been completed! I took the concept of biological symbiosis, the close relationship between two different species, and created a poster to explain the concept to middle school students. There are three types of symbiosis – mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. Mutualism is when... Continue Reading →

Graduate Research is FINISHED!!

I finished my graduate school research a few months ago and so I have officially graduated with my Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization. My research project was to create an interactive for children with spina bifida to learn about their birth defect. The interactive was composed of 5 chapters: Spina Bifida, Side Effects, Nutrition,... Continue Reading →

Mitosis WIP

One animation I am creating this semester explains mitosis (the duplicating of cells and their chromosomes). When I first started this animation I had no clear direction where to take the textures of the objects. This resulted in boring standard materials that I was NOT happy with. My professor during critique also pointed out that... Continue Reading →

Particle system test

Adobe After Effects is my new favorite computer program!!! Its amazing what you can create and the wide range of tools this program harbors. This is only my second semester dabbling in the program, but when I have more time after graduation I am going to sit down and really explore this program's capabilities. For... Continue Reading →

Test Render

I am so close to being done with this semester! I have my test render for animation class up on vimeo. There are a few adjustments here and there I still have to make. I have another set of renders going right this instant so the final animation should be up by Monday. I am... Continue Reading →

Final Surgical Illustration Project

The semester is finally winding down and I have completed the last project for my surgical illustration course. I chose to gear this project to a professional medical audience by creating it in the style of a medical journal cover. The surgery this illustration focuses on is a corneal transplant to correct and restore the... Continue Reading →

Part 1 Almost Complete

It is almost that time of year when every student is stressed out because of finals. I am trying to complete my animation and I feel like it has consumed my life. I really enjoy animating, but it has not left much time for my other classes. I am almost complete with the first part... Continue Reading →

Animation progress

Animation class was on hold for a little while as I got busier in my other classes. Now however, I am working more with my vesicle transport animation. This past weekend I was in the lab remodeling all my scene elements.  I also finished texturing the models that are present within the cell.  

Final Medical Icons

The medical icons are finished!  This was a really fun assignment and I might do more in the future for fun.  Again the three icons were for: dentistry, pulmonology, and forensic toxicology. All rights reserved.  Laura Kostovich © 2011

Cataract Extraction Surgery

The second assignment for my surgical class was to illustrate and design a layout for 6 steps of a surgery we observed while in the operating room. I chose to illustrate a cataract extraction with an intraocular lens implant. I thought observing eye surgeries might upset my stomach a little, but ophthamology surgeries are my... Continue Reading →

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