CGI: Fake image of bacteria on SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)

I made fake SEM picture of bacteria by Blender.
This is the revenge of my previous attempt (Blender: Electron Microscope-like images of bacteria).

I focused on the rough surface like blisters because it seems to be one of the quintessential feature of SEM images.
I applied displace modifier couple of times on the floor and surface of bacteria for the extrusion and roughness.
Also I took advantage of shadow filter to curve edges a a little bit on the whole picture.

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The manifold shape is the feature of bacteria as well. I prepared three type of capsule –tiny, middle, and long. And copied them as particle with various sizes on the plane.

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closing up the camera, you can see some different phase of roughness.

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This is CGI, so I can do anything I want to. I dropped PRIDE open-finger gloves in the ballroom of bacteria.

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Beside, I referenced the actual SEM picture.


Escherichia coli bacteria, SEM

This is the simplest image of SEM mimicry, and I am a neophyte of mimicking SEM. So I want to make more difficult but seductive images of SEM,  such as slime molds and viruses.

Download:

You can download the blend file from Bacteria on Scanning Electron Microscope.


 

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