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Intrapulmonary Blood Circulation

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Created 10/28/2008

Artwork created by ITG staff Steve Eisenmann in the VMIL. Eisenmann created the 3D structure using Maya software, combining polygonal and procedural modeling techniques. The model was then set up for multiple-pass rendering and rendered using Mental Images Mentalray software. The final image was composited in Photoshop. For medical reference, Eisenmann based the artwork's structure on various diagrams from human physiology and anatomy textbooks. The artwork loosely describes intrapulmonary blood circulation, depicting a pulmonary vein, pulmonary artery, respiratory bronchioles, and the pulmonary alveoli structure. This piece is one part of a larger body of medical-based artwork created collaboratively by the ITG special projects team and commissioned by the UIUC Medical Sciences Department. The entire ITG medical art exhibit can be seen on permanent display in the main floor lobby of the UIUC Medical Sciences Building, located at 506 South Mathews Avenue in Urbana, Illinois.


  • Steve Eisenmann , ITG, Beckman Institute
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