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ePMV Advanced Techniques, AMI 2015

ePMV Advanced Techniques, AMI 2015

Advanced ePMV Techniques, co-workshop with Graham Johnson

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This workshop was presented at the Association of Medical Illustrators 2015 Conference in Cleveland, OH.

Push your modeling and animation skills to the next level! Our half-day workshop will incorporate ePMV (the embedded Python Molecular Viewer) into advanced molecular-animation techniques taught in Cinema 4D (C4D). Learn how to increase productivity while simultaneously generating more natural-looking and accurate molecular and cellular visualizations. Sick of editing keyframes? The project-based lessons will teach you how to apply wise rigging, efficient cloning, physics, and simple scripting to replace unwieldy keyframe approaches with controlled simulation. Automation and semi-automation techniques that are broadly applicable beyond C4D and molecular subjects will be taught through the sequential buildup of the following projects: ligands binding to a shape-shifting protein, a massive collection of agent-based molecular interactions (a signaling cascade of protein phosphorylations simulated using random Brownian walks with distant-dependent actions), efficient actin filament construction followed by dynamic filament assembly, and motor proteins walking on a microtubule that you will construct by coupling electron microscopy protein structure data with C4D’s powerful character motion systems.

Participants must have completed the ePMV Basics Tutorial (epmv.scripps.edu/documentation/tutorials) prior to the workshop. We strongly recommend having at least 50 hours of previous C4D experience, but no programming experience is required.