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Anatomy Face Painting at the Dental School


Earlier on in the year our medical artist, Annie Campbell, joined her colleagues at the University of Dundee School of Dentistry to participate in an Anatomy Face Painting session. There Annie joined the Dental School’s medical artist, Emily McDougall, and their lecturers, Dr Andrew Mason and Dr. John Radford.

Check out the video created by our school’s marketing team:

Seems like such a fun experience. Let’s hope we do something similar at the Medical School!

Thanks for watching.

The TILT team participate in the Dundee Design Festival


It has been an exciting month and we’re pleased to say that a few members of our TILT team were participants in the Dundee Design Festival.

The group consisted of a great team that worked together to help a 3rd year medical student produce fantastic educational video resources about the anatomy and pathologies of the larynx. They then showcased their process as part a talk “Under the Digital Skin

Gray’s Anatomy is one of the most influential illustrated books in the world. For over 150 years and 41 editions it has been the go-to guide for those wanting to glimpse inside the human body. But with the huge strides in digital animation and 3D modeling software, how can designers better communicate what lies under the skin? Hear how a team of surgeons, clinicians, educators and medical artists are working together to produce jaw-dropping images to reveal the human anatomy pixel by pixel.

Doctor as a Digital Teacher

This work was created as part of an innovative Student Selected Component (SSC) available in third year: ‘Doctor as Digital Teacher’–created by Natalie Lafferty. This 4-week module sees learners attend face-to-face teaching sessions and engage in online learning activities, before ultimately developing a resource that can be used in the undergraduate medical curriculum.

We think it’s a great module as it trains our future doctors to become effective educators in an increasingly digital world. Here’s what Zoe had to say about it:

“I chose ‘Doctor as Digital Teacher’ mainly because once you enter medical school your options for creativity and art really are very limited,” said Zoe.

“I really wanted to break the norm and create something a bit different that students can use in their studies. I loved the idea of getting involved in design and colour and editing, and applying this to the subjects I was learning.”

Now take a look at the final products. We think it’s pretty great!



About the team

Zoe Kirkham-Mowbray
Undergraduate Medical Student

Natalie Lafferty
Head of the Centre of Technology and Innovation in Learning

Annie Campbell
Medical Artist & Educational Resource Developer

Mr Rodney Mountain
ENT Consultant at Ninewells Hospital and honorary senior lecturer


See more projects like this

If you want to see more medical animation projects like this then visit our TILT Vimeo and Sketchfab Pages.

TILT Vimeo

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Interactive 3D Ear Model Using Sketchfab

I’m very excited to share with you something that I’ve been working on during the winter months here at TILT, an interactive 3D model of the anatomy of the inner ear.

This interactive is part of a larger project that includes a series of illustrations depicting the anatomy of the ear. Stay tuned for those images on the blog in the upcoming weeks.

In the meantime, go on, have a click and a spin around: 

Anatomy of the Inner Ear
by University of Dundee School of Medicine
on Sketchfab


About this model

Certain aspects of this model were created from segmented MRI data*, making this a highly accurate representation of the tympanic membrane, facial nerve, ossicles and vestibular system.

This work “Anatomy of the Inner Ear”, is a derivative of “3D Ear” by W. Robert J. Funnell, PhD; Sam Daniel, MD, CM; and Daren Nicolson, MD, CM at McGill University, used under CC BY-NC-SA 1.0. “Anatomy of the Inner Ear” is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

You are free to copy, reuse and remix this for non-commercial purposes but we ask that you acknowledge the University of Dundee as well as publish any remixed work under the same share-alike license as the original authors.

*The vestibulocochlear nerve was not derived from MRI data, however heavily referenced.

You can locate the segmented MRI data from the following:

The original MRI dataset can be found in the following location:


Embed it onto your website

You can embed the above interactive onto your website as well. Follow this link to our TILT Sketchfab account and click on the Share button. To embed, simply click on </> GET EMBED CODE then just copy and paste it into your code or wordpress site.


Follow us on Sketchfab

That’s right we now have a TILT account on Sketchfab. Come connect with us, it’s great for us to see what projects you are doing as well.

Thanks for looking!