Animation "Classics": Kinesin Walking (narrated version for Garland)
I created this animation of the molecular motor "kinesin" walking along a protofilament of a microtubule in 1999 for the Ron Milligan and Ron Vale Science paper referenced below. It was my first major project using Cinema4D instead of my old favorite StrataStudioPro on a mac.
Mike Morales and Peter Walter created a narration for Garland publishers Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et al.
For details on the science behind the animated visualization, please check out the original paper: Vale, R. D. & Milligan, R. A. The Way Things Move: Looking Under the Hood of Molecular Motor Proteins Science, 2000, 288, 88-95
Created by Graham Johnson of fivth.com and Graham Johnson medical media www.grahamj.com, for Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4e by Alberts, Walter, et al, Gardland Publishers. ©2002
For more on simulating and animating molecules, cells and helpful plugins, please visit www.grahamj.com or mesoscope.org