3D Embryos Project
The 3D Embryos Project gathers and incorporates data to generate 3D models for a variety of organisms. Embryos are being imaged using either confocal microscopy or photography to create three dimensional files for viewing and 3D printing. Using the latter approach, older physical embryo models, including various antique wax or plastic models, are also being imaged. Anyone can view, download, and print these 3D models in order to appreciate the complex morphogenetic processes that take place in developing embryos of various species.
If you wish to loan physical models or contribute modeling data to the 3D Embryos Project, please contact 3Dembryos@gmail.com
Crepidula fornicata 4-cell betafourcellfull.stl
Textured Animated Model
We acknowledge the tremendous support of Travis Ross, Manager of the Beckman Institute Visualization Laboratory, who introduced us to the technique of photogrammetry. We also acknowledge the kind support of Meredith Mahoney, Curator, and others of the Illinois State Museum for loaning us models, such as the midge model above. Finally, we acknowledge the generous funding of the National Science Foundation that supports our research and the 3D Embryos Project.
This research is funded by N.S.F. Grant IOS 1558061 to J.J.H.