3D Animation

Check out some of our latest work... in motion!

Using state of the art software and industry techniques, we create stunning 3D animations, bringing your previously static imagery to life and helping to depict dynamic processes that occur over time.  Our 3D animations have a sophisticated cinematic feel.  If you work on a particular protein and know the crystal structure, this can be incorporated into the animation for authenticity.  Impress your colleagues at your next conference with unforgettable visuals.


Our Process


Here is a little more information on some of our projects...


Epigenetics: myths, mysteries and molecules

Dr. Leonie Ringrose

Research carried out by Dr. Ringrose (then at The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology Vienna) looks at how the Polycomb (PcG) and Trithorax (TrxG) groups of proteins work antagonistically on the same target genes, to maintain repressed (PcG) or active (TrxG) transcription states.  Dr. Ringrose wanted an animation of this process for a special public lecture that she was giving at the University of Bergen in Norway entitled, "Epigenetics: myths, mysteries and molecules".  The wonderful lecture can be viewed in full by clicking on the image to the right.


Forming a Bacterial Raincoat

Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall and Prof. Cait MacPhee

Young Academy Scotland members Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall from University of Dundee and Prof. Cait MacPhee from University of Edinburgh, wanted an animation to illustrate their recent collaborative research to show how a bacterial waterproof coating was formed that protects bacteria.  The animation was based on research published in Proc Nat'l Acad Sci funded by the BBSRC and the EPSRC.  The full animation can be seen by clicking on the image to the left.


Elasticated Surgical Retraction

Rod Mountain and Cooper Surgical

ENT Surgeon at Ninewells Hospital Dundee, Rod Mountain, commissioned Vivomotion to create a 3D animation to be used in training that would illustrate a new surgical instrument he had developed allowing elasticated surgical retraction.  This procedure has significant benefits both for the surgeon and for the patient. The full animation can be seen by clicking on the image to the left.


We utilise high-end software and techniques to tell your story visually: