10 ways to improve your human anatomy modelling

Anatomical human models

Having a comprehensive 3D anatomical model of the human body is essential for medical illustrators, among others. The ability to rotate the model and render from any angle is particularly useful and time-saving, as is the ability to hide or slice individual muscles, organs and blood vessels, essentially creating different levels of dissection.

The following 10 tips are based on my own personal workflow, where I jump between Blender and ZBrush to create a 3D model of the human body.

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Matt Briggs has worked as a medical artist for over 12 years and teaches at the University of Sunderland. He is also a council member of the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain.