• Volume render movies
  • Painted anatomical domains



The movies below show volume renders of OPT models. No staining has been used on the specimens and the images were captured using autofluorescence with a FITC filter.

N419 46XY
N542 46XX



The movies below show anatomical domains defined in the N542 model. The domains have been manually defined in the OPT model using specialised software and then visualised using commercial rendering packages.

The various domains are: eye - dark blue; otic vesicle - yellow; dorsal root ganglia - cyan. The CNS domains have been further subdivided as follows: pallium - red, subpallium - orange, hypothalamus - light brown, prosomere 3 - bright green, prosomere 2 - green, prosomere 1 - dark green; mesencephalon - blue; isthmus - dark purple, metencephalon (rhombomeres 1-6) - purples/pinks; myelencephalon (rhombomeres 7-11) - magenta; spinal cord - maroon.

The top panel is a surface render of the 3D anatomical regions, and the middle panel shows the painted N542 model being digitally sectioned through the z-plane.

The movie below is a another surface render of anatomical domains within the brain of the CS22 model. Here the floor of the brain has been painted red, and the roof blue. For reference the rest of the neural tube is painted transparent grey.