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MOLECULAR LANDSCAPES

Multi-talented Artist-Scientist

 

FEATURED WORK

Uniquely Original and Organic Science Animations

CELL DIVISION

UE4 | Houdini

This simulations shows two cells dividing. I used Houdini for the simulation, ZBrush and Maya for cells lining the bottom, and PS for matte digital painting of the background. Through clever use of visual effects, the cells were made to feel organic.

RETINA NEURONS

UE4 | Maya | ZBrush

From the onset, there were challenges in the 3D visualization of the multi-layered neurons of the retina. I came up with a final animation that was both dazzling and original using materials and textures  that simulate translucent organisms.

THE MOLECULAR CELL

UE4 | Maya | ZBrush | Marmoset

This project was one of my favorite environments. The beauty of the cell interior captured in this molecular landscape constructed to scale with PBD meshes and lowPoly 3D models.

 

  

 
 
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"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

MIRIAM E BUCHELI, PHD

Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS


NATURAL SCIENCE ILLUSTRATION

Certificate Program | Rhode Island Institute of Design (2020-Present)

3D DIGITAL PRODUCTION

Houdini I/II, Game Creation, Environment Creation for Games, VFX for Games I/II, VFX Design, Digital Sculpting I/II, Look Development, Advanced Compositing, Lighting, Texture & Shading, Storyboarding, Digital Painting, Digital Sets, Digital Matte Painting, Scripting | Gnomon (2019-2020)

Pre-visualization, Modeling, Surfacing, Lighting, Animation, Rigging, VFX, Camera, Editing, Design, Life Drawing | Vancouver Film School (2018-2019)

3D Animation | Northeastern U. 

(2018-2019)

SCIENCE

Ph.D. Molecular Genetics and Microbiology | Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ (2002)

Bachelor of Science Biology and Anthropology | Montclair University, NJ (1996)

2020 – present

SCIENTIFIC ANIMATOR

BioViz, Boston, MA

2015 – present

ILLUSTRATOR, AND VISUAL DESIGNER

MireliBooks - Boston, MA
Commissioned art: Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Harvard University

2017 – 2018

SCIENTIFIC EDITOR

Elsevier - Cambridge, MA

2013 – 2015

ASSISTANT RESEARCH PROFESSOR

U. Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester, MA

2011 – 2015

INVESTIGATOR

Agency of Science, Education, and Technology, Ecuador

2005 – 2011

INSTRUCTOR

Harvard University, Dept. of BCMP - Boston, MA

2002 – 2006

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Harvard University, Dept. of BCMP - Boston, MA

 

CONTACT

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