It’s late night Saturday night, which means its time to rev up Cinema 4D and see what I can do with it. Found this old model of a Dendritic cell from an old project. Dendritic cells are a component of the human immune system. I took the base model (shown below) displaced and smoothed a bit, then cloned the little white spheres (representing the antigens the cell presents to other immune cells) via the Mograph cloner object. A little subsurface scattering, transparency, ambient occlusion and the ever-present medical animation “floaties” and I’m beginning to get something interesting.
The low-res, untextured base model was built in Maya by another 3D artist, and then exported for use in Cinema 4D. Below is the low res model we started with.
Below are a few Dendritic Cell images found on the web which were used as reference:
Thanks for looking!