/ CELL DIVISION ANIMATION

short animation on mitosis

/ PROJECT

A short animation summarizing the main events that enable a cell to divide - starting at interphase, continuing with mitosis, until cytokinesis.

I often struggle with the plastic look of 3D molecular and cellular illustrations/animations. Therefore, I wanted to do my own take on this subject, making it as organic as possible and bringing some texture to the cell elements, while still working in 2D. I specifically wanted to animate the chromatin coiling, and the spindle apparatus produced by centrosomes that drags the chromosomes to a metaphase plate. 


Topics: Cellular Biology, Mitosis, Cell Cycle


/ TOOLS

Adobe After Effects ® and Adobe Illustrator ®



/ MUSIC CREDITS

"Deliberate Thought" by Kevin MacLeod 
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license / check source & artist.



© Diogo Guerra. 2017


/ still image from the animation depicting a chromosome and its structure

/ still image from the animation depicting separation of chromosomes during telophase

/ still image from the animation depicting the constricting action of the cleavage furrow

/ Final Video

/ Some of the elements designed for the animation


/ before and after screenshots of the storyboard

© Diogo Guerra. 2017

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