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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

More Reseach: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

After further research and looking at a book that Phil showed me which had some interesting images of the cells inside the body which expressed a lot of colour and texture. It was this book that I come across a method that scientist use to take photos of the inside of the human called Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).

SEMs are used to study three dimensional objects and first become widely used in the 1960s. Basically it is a type of electron microscope that images a sample by scanning it with a high-energy beam of electrons in a raster scan pattern. But what I am interested in is the way that they have been used to see what is actually inside the human body in 3D from.


But digging further into SEM I found several images, where this method is used were instead of the dull colours the use of bold and bright colours have been used somehow. Allowing you see the variety of textures in these images.

I found these images quite inspiring because the shapes are really basic and simply but is the use of colours, texture and lighting that make these images so interesting. This is something I would love to capture in my animation.

1 comment:

  1. exactly, Sasha - simple shapes - nuanced texturing and bold use of colour - this needn't be 'fancy' in terms of modelling - but what it should be is sophisticated in terms of mood and camera.