Medical Animation

Photo-realistic renderings and animations of the human body.

Medical Animation

Photo-realistic renderings and medical animations of the human body.
Medical Illustration Image Map Full Sketch of human heart. Wireframe rendering of human heart. Solid rendering of human heart. Final rendering of human heart.


We Focus on Your Needs

Trinity Animation Studio's top priority is always to take care of our customers and meet their goals. We deliver top-notch animation within your project time and budget. We show you our work in progress to guide the final result and we make sure you are satisfied with our 3D computer animation services.


A Synergy of Art and Technology

Working in the Midwestern United States since 1994, Trinity Animation leverages technology and the skills of many talented artists to provide top-notch visuals to almost every industry. Technology allows our computer animation studio to go beyond the ordinary and create stunning, cinematic results.


The Best Imagery and Animation

Trinity Animation creates beautiful imagery: Moving or still, 2D or 3D or other media, technical or imaginative. If you need to tell a story, market a product, explain a procedure, or just show people a beautiful image of what could be – count on Trinity Animation as your animation studio.


Trinity's attention to detail allowed for an easy transition from complicated analytical data to a clear and engaging visual story.

Will Nelson - HUMATEC

Medical Animation Gallery

Explore Trinity Animation's specialized medical illustration gallery. Featuring models from the microscopic level to full body anatomy, Trinity Animation is a premier medical animation studio located in Kansas City.
Medical Animation and Illustration Feature Demo
Medical Demo
Visualize complex medical procedures with our featured medical animation demo reel. Our 3D explorations of the human body have helped in medical training and presentations for some of the countries' top hospitals.
Microscopic Medical Animation Reel.
Through the power of animation, you can now visualize the internal processes of the body in photo-realistic detail. Take a journey through molecular biology from a few of Trinity Animation's recent projects in this featured demo reel.
Human Circulatory System Animation
Circulatory System
Trinity Animation's organ-level demo illustrates the human body in intimate detail. Visually explore the human circulatory system with this medical animation demo.
Human Body Anatomical Medical Animation Reel.
Our Anatomical demo reel features complex surgical procedures for the human body in vivid detail.

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Image Gallery

Still images taken directly from the realistic medical animations that we have created.
Photo-realistic rendering of a human eye being forced open by a medical apparatus.
A realistic eyeball model mapped from an actual eye is used for this Lasik eye surgery medical animation.
Fully rendered human heart with coloring applied to distinguish veins and arteries.
Heart Anatomy Animation
This 3D model of the human heart has been featured in many medical and biological animations. After a model is created, it can be used again and again, saving a considerable amount of time and client's money. This medical animation depicts the steps of a coronary bypass procedure.
View of rendered human breathing through a nebulizer, highlighting the human lungs.
This medical animation shows human lungs after using a nebulizer. The bronchial tubes dynamically expand and contract in reaction to the nebulized medicine.
Cube cross section of the outer layer of human skin.
Tissue Cross Section
This skin cube was created with great care by our animators, and they take no small amount of pride in it. In this realistic medical animation, it is used to great effect as a learning tool for the different layers of skin and the organs contained within.
Stylized rendering of blood vessels surrounding the human lung.
Oxygenation Medical Animation
Using a stylized appearance of the cardiovascular system, this medical animation depicts how blood is oxygenated and highlights the major veins and arteries with x-ray effects.
Cross section of vein showing puncture and blood cells pouring out.
Blood Clotting Medical Animation
This animation shows the body’s response and clotting reaction to an external wound after stepping on a nail.
Close-up cube cross section of outer skin layer.
Hair & Nails Medical Animation
This realistic medical animation depicts a magnified view of hair follicles, and makes great use of an existing skin cube asset.
Cross section of human head and torso, outlining the breathing pathway.
Tracheotomy Medical Animation
In this tracheotomy procedure medical animation, a slice plane effect reveals different layers of tissue within the throat. Once an incision is made and the tube inserted, the camera changes position to show the interior placement of the tube.
Microscopic stylized view of a human egg surrounded by patient sperm.
Reproduction Medical Animation
This single still frame from a fertilization animation uses depth of field for maximum effect.
Organ level view of the human large intestine and stomach.
Gastric Bypass Medical Animation
This medical animation provides a clear and realistic view of gastric bypass surgery. After the medical procedure ends, the camera pulls back from the organ-level view and shows the patient's full body as they undergo the procedure.
See-through view of a human kidney.
Kidney Medical Illustration
This kidney model is one of our most complex and intricately detailed biological assets. Its different layers are meticulously rendered by hand to create an authentic and beautiful view of a very important body organ. This asset was used for an entire series of medical animations.
X-ray view of a human head, displaying a stylized view of the human brain.
Brain Anatomy Medical Animation
Rendered here with a stylized appearance, the brain within the skull has a familiar shape and form without an overabundance of detail. This realistic medical animation ends with an x-ray view of the brain that highlights other areas within it.

Need cutting-edge 3D medical animations? You need the World-Class talent at Trinity Animation.

How we Work

We have an organized and efficient workflow to get your project done.
  • Goals
  • Reference
  • Construction
  • Beauty
  • Action
  • Finalize

Medical animation is a powerful explanatory tool. The goal can be demonstrating how healthy tissue functions or how various ailments impair that function. Medical animation can also be used to promote the benefits of a surgical technique, a medical device or a drug. The target audience for the medical animation or medical illustration can range from prospective surgical patients to students of nursing and medicine. After the goal of the medical animation is determined and the target audience identified, the next step is to determine the form the final medical animation will take. For example, one client might use its medical animation by posting it on its website. The same medical animation could be loaded on laptops for use by an outside sales force. Another client might go further and commission individual stills to use as medical illustrations. Still image medical illustrations can take the form of printed material such as brochures, or even full-size posters or outdoor billboards. Trinity has the technical expertise to produce an end-product suitable for nearly any type or form of media.

Determining the goal, the target audience, and the final form(s) of the medical animation at the beginning of the project, will help us make sure that we deliver a medical animation that meets your needs. Some clients may have developed the beginnings of a script – what should happen and in what order – as well as having an idea of how long the medical animation should play.

Our project coordinator will create a unique customer proposal after making sure he or she understands your overall goals, your target audience and the final form(s) you have chosen for your medical animation or medical illustration. Our project coordinator will also take into account your timeline for delivery and your available budget. All of this information will go into formulating the degree of complexity required to meet your project needs and goals.


Medical illustration is an old art form so there are many options for how a client might depict body parts. Here is where the client’s choice of target audience is critical to proper design of the medical animation or medical illustration. Usually a client will provide references (images, movies or links to either) to show us its preference for coloration, style, movement, complexity, realism and design. A major issue is the aesthetic choice of where to strike the balance between realism and clarity in medical illustration. If interior parts are to be shown, the occluding parts can be shown as transparent, or completely cut away, or removed in sequence as during a surgical technique where inner structures gradually come into view as the surgery progresses. For surgical procedures, there is often a live recording that can provide excellent reference for our animators. If you have not yet decided on these things, we can offer examples from our own past work or links to other inspirational examples for you to review and consider for how your own medical animation or medical illustration should appear.

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As your medical animation moves into the production stage, the next step is to create or collect all the objects that will be part of the scene - anything that will appear on screen. An “object” can consist of a complete, head-to-toe human figure or particular organs. Your medical animation or medical illustration may zero in on body-wide anatomical feature such as the whole skeleton. At the other end of the spectrum, your medical animation or medical illustration may display events occurring at the cellular or molecular level. We have a large anatomical 3D model library that can often save a lot of time. But for parts that will appear in extreme close-up, new models usually must be created to appear realistic at high resolution.

Some medical animation will include non-biological objects such as hypodermic needles, heart monitor displays, or various medical tools or equipment. Clients need to decide at this point, it they want to include the hands or figure of a technician, nurse or physician in the medical animation or medical illustration.

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The virtual models created on a computer are uncolored at the beginning of this stage. Each model must be given a material and "textured" to have the right level of glossiness, reflection/refraction, and other subtle properties that help our medical animations appear more realistic. Also a lighting scheme that is suitable for clarity and beauty is a part of this process. Other aesthetic choices are made at this stage. For example, if the project takes place at a cellular level, such choices as distance fog and camera focal point can really help communicate the microscopic scale of the animation. Color choice is an important tool to achieve the clear vision of the processes and parts that would not be possible in live photography.

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With the models and their appearance and lighting settled, the next step is to animate the objects, lights and camera. Based on a script or list provided by you, each of the stages of the medical animation is set into motion. In addition, the camera is moved along with the lights as the presentation demands. Our animators make hundreds of choices in how to best pace and explain the topic of the animation, which is one reason why we believe that understanding your goals is critical to project success.

Often the pace of an animation will be dictated by a voice narration track. You may provide the audio file or you may opt to hire a voice talent or choose one of our 12 in-house voice talents for your project. We can also include on-screen titling.

When the animation phase is ready for your review, we will deliver to you a set of files for evaluation. One movie will have a more simple appearance but the motion is clear, and this is ideal for judging the animation and movement. Another movie or frame sequence will be fully rendered at one or two second intervals, so that you can see exactly how the finished product will appear. This gives you an opportunity to fully judge the work and supply your revision notes. We usually includes a full major and minor review pass before creating the final product.

Trinity Animation maintains and continuously updates one of the most robust and powerful collections of in-house computers used by any animation studio in the Midwest. This commitment to a high-capacity computing power enables our team to complete your project on a timely basis. This also means your medical animation project is never delayed by the needs of a separate contractor.

The project coordinator who guides your medical animation through its various stages, the artists who create the medical images and the IT personnel who maintain and operate our in-house collection of high-powered computers all work together in one location – our headquarters in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Our team leaders have years of experience working together to produce the highest quality medical animation for our clients.

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Before we compute the final medical animation, we will send you a review packet reflecting your edits for confirmation. This rendering process can often require dozens of computers to run non-stop for a day or more.

As a final step, the computed frames are fine-tuned and color corrected as we composite the finished medical animation with any final touches such as logo or text overlays. If you need high resolution medical illustrations from certain points in the medical animation, these are also produced and included with your deliverable.

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