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How 3D Animation Is Helping Fight Zika

The Zika virus has caught the world’s attention, having rapidly spread to many areas across the globe. Symptoms of the virus — which is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes — usually are mild, but being infected during pregnancy can cause birth defects. The World Health Organization is helping coordinate a global emergency response, and the medical community is on a quest to develop a Zika virus treatment plan. There is no vaccine available.

Research and awareness campaigns stand to benefit greatly from 3D medical animation, and such animations also can be used to teach health care practitioners around the world about the virus and any potential cure. Groundbreaking methods to counter the Zika virus can be demonstrated visually and in great detail using 3D animation.

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Ghost Productions is Hiring! Unity Developer

Unity Developer:

Full circle product development experience. From development to launch
Solid understanding of UX / UI considerations within 3D environments
Deep working knowledge of Unity toolset and plugins.
Strong C# scripting skills
Some experience with developing custom Unity DLLs in C++ a huge plus.
Experience in interaction design, user-centered design methodologies and usability
About Ghost and Employees:

The job comes with an accrual-based 3 weeks of paid-time off that grow with each year worked up to 15 days of vacation and 5 PTO. Do the math, that is a month of paid vacation for our veterans! We offer medical and dental benefits and a really competitive 401k retirement plan. We have super-flexible core hours that allow you to work when you are at your most productive. We have free, highly-caffeinated beverages, opportunities for travel for continuing ed, free parking, Herman Miller Chairs, ergonomic desks, and snacks!
Ghost is an exceptionally creative environment that is more likely to reward those who think outside of the box than those who prefer convention. And speaking of reward, ghOst paid out $20k in bonuses to their best, brightest, and hardest workers in 2011. ghOst also offers one of the most stable opportunities for employment in the field. It is a challenging job and only the most skilled, talented, and dedicated are going to enjoy a career with us. Those who lack imagination, enjoy complaining more than being a valuable member of the production team, or are comfortable with mediocracy may be better suited to working for less imaginative employers.
If you are interested in this position, and want to join the Ghost team, please send your resume and portfolio/demo reel to


How to Market Medical Devices: Best Practices

The medical device market is highly competitive. Whether you are introducing a new device, or trying to gain market share for an existing device, even a superior product must be accompanied by savvy marketing.

Following the best practices for marketing medical devices means taking a multipronged approach. Some of the best ways to market medical devices include: Read moreRead more


How To Choose A 3D Animation Company

Ghost Productions has some of the best 3D animators who understand complex design, science, biology and how to make engaging presentations.

Selecting a 3D Animation Company

The best practices for selecting a 3D animation studio or choosing from a wide variety of animation production companies that provide 3D animation services is, first, to identify the top animation companies.

The next step is to carefully evaluate their work. As an analogy, there is a huge difference between fast food and a gourmet meal. The difference is the care, attention and ingredients that go into the making, which results in either a mundane or spectacular result.

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What Is The 3D Animation Process?

Michelangelo, the great Renaissance artist, risked excommunication from the church to pursue his interest in studying human anatomy. He had to bribe a parish priest with an exquisitely carved crucifix in order to be able to study human cadavers. A magnificent result of his fascination with anatomy is the statute of David.

Centuries later, medical schools still use cadavers. However, using 3D animation, which is so realistic, has proved to be a better way to more extensively teach students about anatomy and medical procedures. It is among many uses for a technology that continues to develop.

Uses for 3D Animation

Most are familiar with the wonderful 3D animated movies made by Pixar, Walt Disney Studios andshutterstock_386596309 others. Animators also use 3D animation software to create projects in the medical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields.

Because the results are so compelling, using 3D animation software is a terrific way to also create dynamic presentations and advertisements. It also is used to create excellent educational, instructional and promotional materials.

City planners, architects, designers, manufacturers and others who need accurate visual representations of projects benefit from 3D animation as well.

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How Your Business Or Medical Practice Can Benefit From Medical Animation

Many businesses and disciplines benefit from the use of visual aids. Medicine, in particular, benefits from medical illustrations and custom-made animations to enhance communication and facilitate learning. Visual media — illustrations, animations and videos — are crucial tools for educational and marketing purposes alike. Of course, there are many ways to convey challenging information. But to underscore a point, clarify a complex subject, or emphasize a technical concept, there’s simply nothing better than a visual image.

Advantages of 3D Animation

Advances in computer processing power and memory capacity have vastly expanded animators’ ability to deliver stunningly detailed, lifelike 3D medical animations. Medical animation has become an indispensable tool, used not only for medical student edification, but also for animated explainer videos and sophisticated marketing efforts.

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The Transformation Of Healthcare Through 3D Medical Animations

Virtual reality (VR) is still in its infancy, but this long-promised, never-previously quite-achieved technology took its first tentative steps into the real world recently, with the official launch of the Oculus Rift headset/VR system. Content suitable for the entertainment or edification of the general public is still largely lacking, but the technology promises to continue the transformation begun by the use of 3D animation — and few industries stand to benefit more than medicine.

3D medical animations comprise relatively familiar and widespread technology made possible by advances in computing. These 3D animations, ordinarily presented in 2D format, represent the natural evolution of science visualization and medical simulation from simple hand-drawn illustrations; to medical animation videos; to fully rendered, computer-enabled 3D medical and/or surgery animations. In some instances, 3D medical animation is being adapted for use in VR environments, further enhancing the utility of this remarkably beneficial technology. 

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The History — And Future — Of Medical Conferences

Medical conferences are eagerly anticipated annual events for many physicians. Depending on a physician’s specialty and schedule, he or she might feel motivated to attend two or more conferences in a given year. Historically, medical conferences have functioned as forums for exploring new ideas, techniques, procedures and best practices.

They also represent excellent opportunities to present the results of new research, while exploring issues ripe for additional investigation. Conferences are where relationships are forged, ideas are explored, careers are advanced, research projects are conceived, information is shutterstock_135721667exchanged and issues are debated. And, increasingly, they’re an important destination for medical device manufacturers eager to display the merits of their wares.

Conferences for every conceivable specialty abound. There are even conferences dedicated to the history of medicine. From pr development to disseminating new research to exploring new techniques and practices, the medial conference plays an important, time-honored role in the advancement of medicine and medical science. Read moreRead more


Ghost Productions is Hiring! – Software Developer

Ghost Productions is hiring! We are looking for a software developer that is highly skilled in Filemaker Pro to join our team.

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Virtual Reality Comes To Life — The Future Of VR In Medicine And Science

It’s 2016 and the world of virtual reality (VR) is — finally — virtually a reality. After much anticipation, various fits and starts, and numerous technological hurdles, the Oculus Rift is poised to enter the marketplace in a very real way. Presently owned by social media giant, Facebook, Oculus Rift is taking preorders from customers around the globe. The social media giant has announced March 28, 2016 as the much-anticipated release date for its groundbreaking VR platform technology.

For those who may not know, the system involves wearing a helmet of sorts, while standing or sitting in front of a device that resembles a futuristic desk lamp. The headset creates the illusion of immersion in a virtual 3D world, using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, with high refresh rates and high-definition resolution. The system integrates 3D audio in the headset, and can be controlled with two mirror-image, wireless, handheld motion controllers. Read moreRead more