Stereoscopic visualization of 3D medical animation videos

Speaking of 3D medical animation videos, we should have mentioned stereoscopic visualization, which is an artificial reproduction of the phenomenon which is based on a person’s ability to see a three-dimensional image with both eyes. The creation of stereoscopic photo or video content is based on the comparison of frames taken at different viewing angles separately for the right and left eyes of the observer. The brain of the viewer forms a three-dimensional volume image in accordance with the principle similar to the binocular vision, which means creating a 3D effect by dividing the frames separately for the viewer’s right and left eyes. To make the long story short, the principle underlying stereoscopy can be realized in several types of technologies, each of which has certain advantages. Anaglyph technology is characterized by the lowest cost and ease of use.

Viewing an anaglyphic image is possible thanks to the use of special glasses with red and blue lenses for the left and right eyes, respectively. The technology of Infitec is based on the separation of individual bands within the colour spectrum, being an evolutionary step in anaglyphic stereoscopy. Technologies with a high quality 3D effect include shutter (eclipse) and polarization technology. The latter is based on the polarization separation of light waves and is most applicable for displaying stereoscopic content to a large audience, which makes it preferable for 3D medical animation videos projecting.

3D effect of medical animation videos

When it comes to 3D medical animation videos, stereoscopic visualization is used to portray the message to the target audience, as well as to create original teaching aids, especially anatomical and surgical. Stereoscopy is ideal for accurate transferring of the shape, orientation, and position of anatomical structures in those cases where a two-dimensional image is inaccurate and unable to recreate the 3D structure of organs and tissues completely.

Stereoscopic visualization of surgical interventions can be used for the training of surgeons as well as visualization of innovative methods of treatment with subsequent presentation of the audience of specialists in the field of medicine. If your goal is to attract the attention of the target audience, to bring the viewer as close to the essence of the process as possible or to leave an unforgettable impression and cause an active discussion, then stereoscopic visualization is the best solution. If you decide to stick with it, our team of specialists in the field of medical 3D animation can be of a great help.

Due to the mentioned fact that the principle of stereoscopy is based on the mechanism of binocular vision, stereoscopic visualization is realized by means of several types of technical solutions, each of which has its own advantages (including anaglyphic stereoscopy, Infitec, a shutter or eclipse and polarization technology), we consider that our professional advice would be necessary, when it comes to the best choice of visualization technology.