X inactivation - Genetics of calico cats

X inactivation - Genetics of calico cats

This animation is made to introduce pre-medical and higher-level college students majoring biology to genetics by explaining X inactivation. Most educational resources are too conceptual or too technical to teach the concept and mechanism at the same time. In this animation, a calico cat, the most visible example of x inactivation, is used as the main character to tell the story in a more engaging way. A 2D animation technique is used to explain the conceptual information, while 3D techniques are used to explain in depth information of the molecular scenes.

Project Details

  • Client :
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • What We Did :
    Animation
  • Tools Used :
    After Effects, 3D Studio Max
  • Completed on :
    November 2015
  • Skills :
    3D animation / Video editing
  • Audience :
    Science Student