I had a CT scan today, and the nice people sent me on my way with a CD filled with hundreds of images of my insides. So what else could I do but turn them into an animation.

The frames have been colour corrected so as to only show the bones. Next version will include organs as well.

I've time stretched the clips (otherwise it's all over in 10 seconds) and used After Effects' Pixel Motion frame blending mode to make it smoother, so there's a little bit of morphing visible at various times.

This version is using After Effects' "Wide Time" filter and onionskins on 8 frames before and after the current one. This gives a better feel for the volume of the skeleton, as opposed to this version which only shows flat slices.

There's also a version showing only one frame at a time: vimeo.com/3538025
And the "Squishy Bits Version" which displays my organs, including Spleenzilla, which made all of this possible (RIP): vimeo.com/3613290

More information here: createdigitalmotion.com/2009/03/12/body-imaging-to-skeleton-animation-convert-medical-scan-images-with-irfanview/

Music: Mogwai - Mogwai Fear Satan.

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