Tutorial: 3D reconstructions using 3D Slicer

February 15, 2021Process, Tutorial

We are often asked about the tools and techniques used in our workflow. For the 3D animations in TVASurg videos, there are actually several different 3D software tools we use for different aspects of production. We always try to obtain patient-specific imaging scans to reconstruct into 3D models, as these rough reconstructions are the first … Read More

TVASurg Process: 3D Animation

August 24, 2020Process

TVASurg produces educational surgery videos enhanced with 3D animations. We’ve previously discussed the production process for how we produce our 3D models, and this month we’d like to go over how we make those models come to life using 3D animation tools and techniques.  While looking through our archive of animations, it was quite a … Read More

Designing a logo for High School Outreach Initiative (HSOI)

June 18, 2020Process

High School Outreach Initiative (HSOI) was started by the the University of Toronto Transplant Institute and Trillium Gift of Life Network to help raise organ donation awareness in high schools across the Greater Toronto Area. HSOI organizes lectures/talks presented by a healthcare professional from top transplant hospitals in Toronto, along with a donor family or … Read More

TVASurg Process: 3D Modelling

March 20, 2020Process

One of the key features of TVASurg videos, that sets them apart from most of the other educational surgery videos available online, is our 3D animations. As graduates of the esteemed Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto–Mississauga, the TVASurg production team is armed with a complete 3D animation skill set–modelling, rigging, shading, texturing, … Read More

Filming our Patreon video

January 28, 2020Process

In December we launched our crowdfunding initiative on Patreon with an accompanying video. Along with testimonials from subscribers, we wanted to put our content expert’s faces, instead of their hands, in this video to talk about how the video atlas has helped them teach surgery. Shooting interviews was a new challenge for us. We have … Read More