A Common Root of Mental Illnesses

This mock magazine cover, based on the discovery that major mental illnesses share common genes, was created for a Maya modeling class. The aim was to design an engaging cover based on an existing research article, and to create a 3D image with complex modeling, shading, and lighting techniques.

Audience

General public

Client

Prof. Marc Dryer

Format

Print

Date

December 2018

Tools Used

Autodesk Maya

Arnold 5 Renderer

Adobe Photoshop

Progress Work

Sketches

Sketches and thumbnails were created to explore how best to illustrate the key idea.

References: Gandal, M. J., Haney, J. R., Parikshak, N. N., Leppa, V., Ramaswami, G., Hartl, C., … Geschwind, D. H. (2018). Shared molecular neuropathology across major psychiatric disorders parallels polygenic overlap. Science (New York, N.Y.), 359(6376), 693–697. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad6469

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AMY CAO 2019