Drosophila and moldy fruit

This video abstract for the journal “Cell” was a rush job…I had only 2 weeks to get the entire thing done, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and my clients were pleased as well. I don’t know if Blender has been used in journal video abstracts before, as it’s a relatively new aspect of scientific publishing, but I’m hoping to get in on the ground floor. :slight_smile: Thanks for watching!

P.S. If there’s one thing that bugs the heck out of me about this animation, it’s the rather unnatural flight of the fruit flies on the oranges. They are relatively slow fliers, but even this is too slow. With a 2 week time-frame, I just didn’t have time to tweak their “flight paths.”