Sayo-Art Animations for Science and Technology
Sayo-Art LLC’s scientific knowledge and cutting-edge 3d animation tools will communicate your science story in new ways. We focus on understanding our partner scientists’ research details and concepts long before starting the visual design process. We rely on our teams’ scientific training and years of experience communicating diverse science, from quantum science to medicine and ecology to astronomy. We are equipped to produce the best possible visuals that will capture your audience’s imagination.
When creating an animation, the preparation, research, and understanding that goes into the visual process is crucial. At the very start of the process, we work together to create a storyboard, or a series of sketches of key scenes, to make sure we are capturing the story correctly. From there, we have a suite of tools to bring your story to life.
Our primary tool is Cinema 4d (C4d), the leading package for creating motion graphics. It’s in C4d that we create our models, incorporate 3d sculptures from Zbrush, and set up physics-based particle systems using X-particles. We use the tools that most efficiently get the job done, which is one of our strengths as a team. Sometimes that means stepping away from our 3d program to create pieces in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, and even hand-drawing elements. Finally, with all of these pieces created, we mix everything together in Adobe After Effects. This is where we can make our 2d drawings fly amongst the 3d showers of particles, add sparkles where needed, and finalize the timing.
For a glimpse of what’s possible, please see the videos below…
First Stars 3d Animation for National Science Foundation
This 3d science animation shows what the first stars of our early universe may have looked like as they emerged from the early network of dust and energy. Read more in the First Stars case study.
3d Animation of Blackhole Imaged by Event Horizon Telescope
This 3d animation shows the m87 galaxy, where the Event Horizon Telescope imaged a black hole for the first time. This science animation was created by Sayo-Art for the National Science Foundation’s international press event. To create this animation, I relied on cutting edge fluid and particle dynamics to accurately display the super plasma surrounding the black hole, as well as the photons’ paths being bent by gravity.
3d Animation of New Antibiotic Research
This 3d biotech animation shows a new approach to combatting bacterial antibiotic resistance. Read more about Lehigh University Dr. Brown’s antibiotic research and get a peak at the process in this case study.
Medical Device 3d Animation of Cancer Nanofilter
Solar Power and Battery Use
Quantum Entanglement of 2 Particles Animation
Animated Map Infographic Showing Observatories that Detected a Neutrino