Next Dimension Imaging’s anatomical software products apply sophisticated color shifting and colorization techniques in order to improve the visual perception. In massive anatomical models, high color contrast between neighbored parts makes learning more efficient and more exciting. Automatic coloring is one of various advantages of 3D anatomy models compared to plastics anatomy models.
A 3D-view of a body section might consist of hundreds or even thousands of parts of bones, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves and tissue of other organic body systems. Next Dimension Imaging’s advanced color shifting and auto-colorization technique has become a visual trade mark and can be found exclusively in Next Dimension Imaging products. Colors are helpful for both interacting with the model and for understanding the complex anatomical and physiological relationship of structures in the body faster.
For a mono-colored electronic skeleton model, visual perception and understanding of part relationships is significantly better, if a slight shifting of the bone color for neighbored bone structures is applied. For a spatially interweaved group of blood vessels in the head, auto-colorization in conjunction with 3D interactive viewing is most helpful to understand the spatial nature of all parts of a structure.
Auto colorization is applied full automatically. While modyfing a sectional 3D-view by adding or removing parts, new model materials for all parts are processed in the background. All new materials are applied instantly, resulting in a light or strong color contrast of all closely neighbored parts.
The BoneLab 2 Demo program features automatic color shifting and automatic colorization for all its sectional skeleton views.