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Unity Medical Visualization: 02 Animation and Coding

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Learn how to use Unity to build an interactive 3D visualization of the human heart. Part 02 covers animation and scripting.

Unity isn’t just for games. The powerful 3D engine can be used to created educational assets, like the medical visualization featured in this three-part series: an animated 3D human heart. In the second course of the series, instructor Alan Thorn covers animation and coding—the elements that bring the visualization to life. Learn how to set up the object hierarchy, create playback controls for the blood flow, add morph animations to simulate the heartbeats, and create interactive isolations with C# code. Plus, find out how to insert UI text such as messages and pop-ups to annotate the visualization and assist with learning.


  • Introducing medical visualization
1. Visualizing Blood Flow
  • Setting up the hierarchy
  • Getting started with key frame animations
  • Finalizing the arrow animation
  • Controlling animation playback
2. Morph Animations
  • Scene preparation
  • Animating organ parts
  • Building isolated sequences
  • Testing isolation animation
3. Messages and Pop-Ups
  • Creating an explode controller
  • Connecting the UI to explosions
  • Completing the explode controller
  • Testing and refining explosions
4. UI Animation Playback
  • Creating an isolation controller
  • Connecting the UI to isolations
  • Complete isolations
  • Next steps

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Alan Thorn

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