Here's an animation I produced earlier this year which promotes a water phantom system used in medical physics quality assurance procedures. The animation walks through the assembly and setup of the system to show its unique features and benefits. This is a system I helped design so it was great to produce an animation demonstrating its general use in a dynamic way. There's also a part two of this animation showing comprehensively how the system is setup which I may post in the future.
Here's an animation I recently produced which shows the fundamentals of a how a particular component works. I don't want to state the specifics because it's important that my client gets the attention on the topic!
This project was a terrific experience because I had an opportunity to visit their facility and learn from the experts. We then translated this experience into an animation to help others learn and understand the broad scope under which these components are used.
I recently finished this animation showing the process of taking a large block of cheese down to smaller blocks, then shreds and finally being packaged and scanned for contaminants. Animating the shreds was challenging and required some complex particle physics animation, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out. This animation, along with other previously Drawski-produced animations were on display at the 2016 International Cheese Technology Expo in my client's booth to help the sales staff communicate how their innovative systems work. I was lucky enough to visit the expo in Milwaukee yesterday and it was amazing to see some of the equipment in person (and try some cheese samples of course!).
The second in a series of Drawski produced brine system animations, this video shows the sequence in which cheese is transported into a brine pool and removed via a "pick and place" style system. Depending on the configuration, this system can be absolutely massive and we included a human model for scale, affectionately known as "Chez Wheelie" around the studio. I think he'll be appearing in future animations, so keep an eye out!
Here's a new Drawski animation showing an innovative software approach to patient plan QA using the portal imager on a linear accelerator to track treatments daily and over time. I'm using some interesting visual approaches by overlaying patient images on 3D renderings to correlate the results with the real-time events, highlighting the speed with which one can get feedback and make adjustments to the treatment plan.
Just finished this animation showing the process of putting cheese into a brine system to continue a series of industrial cheese equipment animations. The cheese gets loaded into a series of tall cages and submerged in brine for several hours before being unloaded and sent onto the next stage in the process. There are a number of things in this animation which would be virtually impossible to demonstrate by simply filming an actual system!
This animation was produced to demonstrate how the software application shown can be used to greatly accelerate the patient plan QA process used in radiation oncology.
The video included here is actually a combination of two longer videos which go more in-depth to each software application. This version shows the core workflow used for each application. Also included are specific branding animations created just for this video.
As this video required inventing a lot of custom elements, putting together the concept and building the visuals was a great challenge and very rewarding to see come together.
Hot off the presses is a new animation which demonstrates the unique and efficient way that string cheese is produced by one of my client's incredible pieces of equipment. There were some interesting challenges in producing this video such as conveying how the systems work without revealing proprietary mechanisms as well as ensuring the timing was true to life to not mislead potential customers. One of my favorite parts of my job is learning about how things work and there are few better ways than producing these types of animations!
Here's another animation I recently completed which shows how a group of medical physics products are used as a team to perform a routine quality assurance procedure. The first portion of the video provides an overview of each product while the second part (about 1:18 in) shows them all working together. One of the primary challenges of this animation was coordinating the timing of the displays on the software and hardware and the movement of each to accurately reflect the procedure. The sequence is also accelerated from several minutes down to several seconds to achieve a balance between realism and watch-ability without the "fast forward" effect... something animation is perfect for.
I've been gradually taking on more animation projects, helping customers visually demonstrate their products and processes in new and exciting ways. This example shows how a line of industrial cheese block cutters is operated simply and efficiently. Animation can be hugely beneficial for industrial applications because it's often difficult or impossible to film equipment in active use. Animation can eliminate "visual noise" in the background and foreground, so viewers can focus on the product rather than the context of its operation. In the coming weeks, I'll be posting about additional animation projects and the process Drawski uses to put them together.