2019 AMI Online Salon

Bioprint Your Own Organ

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Kim Nipp

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Toronto, Canada

  • Client: MSc. Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto

  • Medium/software used: Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop

  • Final presentation format: Journal Cover

  • Primary Audience: Scientifically-interested Lay Audience

Project Description

Bioprinting is an emerging technology that combines 3D printing techniques and biomaterials to fabricate artificial tissue and organs. The aim of this project was to create a journal cover to engage a scientifically-interested lay audience and introduce them to this topic. The second aim of this project was to explore techniques in 3D sculpting, lighting, composition, and 3D modelling. To achieve the main communication goal, it was important to convey the message in a simple, but memorable way. A heart was sculpted and platformed on top of the scaffolds seen in traditional 3D printing in order to bridge these concepts together. Dramatic lighting was then utilized to bring focus towards the heart and the printer needle. The heart was 3D modelled in Maya, and the details were sculpted in Zbrush. Final renders were completed in Maya and the final composition completed in Photoshop.