I recently created a movie showing the ligaments within the equine forelimb, which was used for a 3rd year clinical lecture in the Veterinary Science course here at the University of Melbourne. The good news is that I’m currently re-working the movie to produce a version for public consumption. It will be available soon!
In the mean time, here is the result of me applying some sharper creases to my model of the bones of the forelimb:
The new sharp creases are a very, very useful feature for creating realistic-looking articular surfaces!
The bones were modeled by a combination of two different methods:
1. Digitizing points on the surface of real bones using a Faro Silver Series Arm.
2. A stereophotogrammetric technique involving triangulation of corresponding points from two calibrated cameras.
The second method is very much a prototype system at the moment, but may one day be released into the public domain.
PhD Student, Equine Centre,
Faculty of Veterinary Science,
The University of Melbourne.