we utilise high-end software and techniques to tell your story visually
There are two styles of 2D animation that we can produce. The first is a whiteboard animation, a video that brings drawings and text to life with movement. Here, a classroom-style explanation is used to tell a story.
Secondly, for 2D animation we can create a colourful motion graphic. In this case, flat graphics are used to tell a story over the course of the animation. See examples of the different styles below.
Biofilms: Building Bacterial Cities
Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall from the College of Life Sciences at The University of Dundee actively engages in outreach activities with both school age children and members of the public. In collaboration with Nicola we created a whiteboard animation to be shown at The BBSRC Great British Bioscience Festival in 2014.
Quiz a Whiz with The Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Royal Society of Edinburgh were launching a new YouTube Channel called Quiz a Whiz. The concept is simple: you submit a question to the whiz and the answer is recorded. Of course they needed some snazzy animation to go along with these clips, which is where we came in.
The University of Dundee wanted a motion graphic style of animation to promote a new resource they were developing around the theme of Research Integrity.
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.
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 above.
Forming a Bacterial Raincoat
Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall and Prof. Cait MacPhee
Young Academy Scotland members Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall from the University of Dundee and Prof. Cait MacPhee from the 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.
Elasticated Surgical Retraction
Rod Mountain and Cooper Surgical
Ear nose and throat 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.