The Paint tool in Human Studio allows you to apply colors and visual effects to an anatomical structure or group of structures in your 3D model. Use Paint to:
- Distinguish multiple structures from one another (for example, the lobes of the brain)
- Demonstrate anatomical relationships, or identify specific structures within the larger context of the body or surrounding region (for example, show where the gallbladder is positioned in relation to the liver)
- Visually identify groups of structures (hint: use labels to further reinforce and provide more information about these structural groups!)
- Customize the look and feel of your model
There are two ways to “paint” an anatomical structure:
- Apply paint to individual structures in the 3D model itself
- Select structures using the Anatomy Tree and then apply paint to them
Paint the 3D model directly
The easiest way to paint one or just a few anatomical structures in Human Studio is to select a color and start clicking on your 3D model. Just like in Microsoft Paint, this will essentially "fill" each structure with the color or effect you have chosen.
To paint your 3D model directly:
- Select Paint in the toolbar at the top of the page. You will see your cursor switch to a paint can icon.
- Select a color or effect from the palette on the right side of the page, or click on the Custom tab to create your own custom color and/or effects.
- Once you have selected your color or effect, click on the structure(s) in your 3D model you would like to paint.
Paint with the Anatomy Tree
If you are going to be painting more than a few anatomical structures – or a whole organ system – or you need to paint structures that are currently hidden from view or otherwise cannot be selected, consider using the Anatomy Tree. By selecting the structures in the Anatomy Tree first and then applying your paint, you will save time and be sure you are painting the correct structures.
To paint with the Anatomy Tree:
- In the Anatomy Tree, locate each structure or grouping you want to paint.
- Holding down the SHIFT key, click on the name of each structure or grouping in the list to select it.
- Select Paint in the toolbar at the top of the page.
- Select a color or effect from the palette on the right side of the page.
- Click Apply Paint at the bottom of the Paint panel.
- Repeat steps 1-5 as needed until you have applied all of the colors and effects you want in your model.
- Don’t forget to save your model!