Computer-Based Animation, Motion Graphics and Interactive Technologies


Integration of Metabolism

Students in biological and pre-health sciences disciplines (biology, biochemistry, pre-nursing, pre-medicine) often have difficulty understanding interrelationships between biochemical metabolic pathways that are presented in different chapters in traditional textbooks.  Computer animations of the glycolysis, citric acid cycle, and beta oxidation pathways illustrate these dynamic processes.  Computer imagery can show connections between pathways in a visual way that is difficult, or impossible, to achieve through static diagrams in textbooks.  In the Integration of Metabolism, the chemistry of metabolic pathways is presented in an interactive format designed to stimulate student interest and increase student understanding of the relationships between the different pathways.

Virtual Physical Exam

The Virtual Physical Exam is an animated interactive learning tool designed to help train prospective health professionals on the head-to-toe physical checkup.  The Virtual Physical Exam was developed with the guidance of Dr. Gary Levine and Dr. Angela Mebane. This product is envisioned as both a learning (ergo the "Reveal Answers" menu option) tool using the “Reveal Answers” option and testing tool using the score and timer.     To get started, follow instructions 1 through 4 for each step.
Virtual Physical

Center Spenser

Closed Towers

Centering Spenser: A Digital Resource for Kilcolman Castle

Faculty: Thomas Herron, Department of English, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Centering Spenser is a website focusing on the colonial settlement in Munster (in southwestern Ireland) and the associated writing (poetry and prose) of Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599), one of the great poets of the English renaissance.

The website is intended for students, researchers and the general public alike. It focuses on the castle compound at Kilcolman, including contemporary and historical views of the castle and its environs. It features maps and short descriptions pertaining to Spenser's occupation of Kilcolman. A heavily stylized map of Munster provides a gateway to Spenser's situation in the province. The centerpiece of the website is a three-dimensional computerized recreation of the castle complex. It is speculative but carefully based on extant ruins at Kilcolman and on archaeological evidence from recent excavations there. Some of the castle recreation follows period reconstructions of similar castle interiors. It features a slide show of the current castle ruins, room-by-room reconstructions, labeled diagrams and selected fly-through tours of the tower house and adjacent buildings, as they may have looked while Spenser was in residence there.

The Courage to Care

This video was developed for the Reach Out Program that demonstrates in a classroom setting the risks associated with unprotected sex. Smith Micro's Poser was used for visual imagery, and voices of live actors can be heard for the characters.

Patient Education: Shoulder Injection

From a series of patient education animations developed for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to provide information about several pain relief procedures. Daniel Moore, MD, Professor and Chairman of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, along with Thurman Whitted, MD, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation guided the project.

Politics of a Massacre: Discovering Wilmington 1898

Faculty: Karen Zipf, Department of History, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Politics of a Massacre offers an archival resource for some of the most significant documents, images and links related to the only known coup d’etat in the history of the United States. The purpose of this project is to implement an educational website for use in the classroom that will examine issues and themes raised by the “1898 Wilmington Race Riot Report” and explore further historical consequences of the massacre omitted from the study. This website employs interactive multimedia formats for the use of primary sources, maps and images to engage students in the question, was the Wilmington massacre a coup d’état? Paper assignments will require students to defend their answers using the primary sources presented in the interactive website.

Wilmington 1898


Wilmington 1898 Map

The Virtual Hospital

The Virtual Hospital project was conceived by Robert Campbell, Ed.D, CPEHR of the College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Health Services and Information Management. Dr. Campbell takes us on a tour of an imaginary hospital, highlighting information technology along the way.

Journey to the Mitral Valve

One of several examples of collaborative efforts primarily with Jerome Fuller, who works with Dr. Chitwood and Dr. Nifong, are shown. From an old VRML Heart Model, this model is significantly improved, animated, and with new texture mapping.

After 1585

Lost Indians: After 1585

Where the Carolina Indians Went is a project for Larry Tise (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences) for History 6025 that documents the disenfranchisement of Native Americans from 1590–1833. The focus of this site is an interactive map that illustrates the decline and movement of the Indian Nation over time.

1908 When the World Went Aloft

A World Aloft is a project for Larry Tise (Harriot College of Arts and Sciences) that illustrates the progression of the Wright Brothers flights in 1908. The site contains information for research on the Wright Brothers' flights and their impact on the world. It includes interactive timelines as well as 3D animations.


HTML 5 Development

HTML5 development allows for usage on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android.

ECC Circuits
ECC Circuits
Healthy to Sick Baby
Healthy Baby to Sick Baby
Diabetes (Metabolism)
Diabetes (Metabolism)