Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Anna Zielinska Animator at Touch Surgery

Bucks animation student Anna Laura Zielinska recently got a job as an animator at Touch Surgery, a London (and New York City) based company that specialises in medical animation - bringing surgical procedures to life, helping to teach the next generation of surgeons their life-saving skills.

Anna started our online Masters degree in September of last year, using the tutorial videos and bespoke feedback at Animation Apprentice to hone her skills. We congratulate Anna on the new job.

What is Touch Surgery?
Touch Surgery is a company that builds "technologies to empower the global surgical community". "work with leading surgical minds from around the world, to map and share the language of surgery". In other words, they animate surgical procedures.

How do they do it?
By using "cognitive mapping techniques, cutting edge AI and 3D rendering technology to codify surgical procedures". Touch Surgery are "working toward a vision of advancing surgical care in the operating room".

What is Anna doing with Touch Surgery?
Anna's title will be Junior Simulation Artist.  Her responsibilities will include "producing high-quality visualisations and simulations for the application, work closely with other 3D specialists, a team of surgeons and anatomists in the production process, and designers and developers to further improve the user journey through the simulations". She will also be expected to "liaise with authors and clients, including world-leading surgeons, to receive and iterate on feedback within the production process".

What do Touch Surgery do?

What software do they use?
Maya and ZBrush for 3D, Mental Ray for Rendering, Mari & Photoshop for texturing and Nuke for Compositing.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.

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