The Inflammatory Response


David Rini




Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop,
Adobe After Effects


This animation depicts the physiological and molecular events that occur during an acute inflammatory response through a sequential narrative. It illustrates the key cellular components of inflammation and symptoms that accompany it. By linking these mechanisms to recognizable physiological reactions, the animation provides an overview of inflammation at an appropriate level for the target audience. The narrative uses a pixel game-inspired scene as a framing device to introduce the narrative to viewers with playful, recognizable imagery. The molecular environment is stylized as a simplified, aqueous environment to reduce cognitive load.


Ahead of creating the animation, I created storyboard sketches in Procreate to establish the content and flow of the video.


I created my 3D scenes in Cinema4D, while I created frames for the 2D scenes in Photoshop to mimic the look of a pixel game. The final video was created in After Effects, where I put together the animations, voice over, and sound effects.

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