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Action potential animationEdit

  • creation: the action potential is an important biological process that can best be explained using animation.
  • examples of existing copyrighted animations: [1] [2]
  • The Wikipedia article for action potential could use either an animated GIF or an OGG format video showing the relationship between ion channel activity and membrane potential.
  • JWSurf 02:09, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Good one, a challenge. :) --pfctdayelise 12:13, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
    • To be clearer: this is a good candidate because it is complex/difficult, meaning it is less likely to be created by a volunteer. The topic is a basic scientific process of relevance to any biology student worldwide. It could not be easily photographed, and no free content equivalent exists (AFAIK). pfctdayelise 12:57, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

  Done -> Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/01

Protein synthesis translation animationEdit

This is one of the hardest biological processes to explain in prose and a good animation is always enlightening. I've seen quite a few animations on the web, and even a live-action video simulation using people to represent the various components and RNAs, but they aren't free. --seav 10:57, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

These aren't animations, but I think they are quite enlightening: de:Bild:Translation.JPG & de:Bild:Ribosom funktion.png (available in English at [3]
I had this as Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/02 but I'm going to change it because I think these pictures are good enough. --pfctdayelise 12:25, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Fire science diagramsEdit

We're very lacking in this area currently, and I think this is a topic that lends itself well to illustration. For example, w:flashover, w:backdraft and w:firestorm. If I had to choose one, I think firestorm would be a priority because many major historical events (great city fires and aerial bombings) have involved firestorms.--Pharos 05:18, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Sounds good, are there non-free illustrations that you are aware of? pfctdayelise 11:32, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

  Done -> Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/03


  • Creation Creation of a diagram of the inner components of a grape berry
  • Copyrighted examples Ex:1 & Ex:2 Both examples show different elements that ideally would be included
  • From both a botanical and winemaking perspective, this diagram would be very useful
  • Agne 01:45, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
Good request! Rocket000 03:18, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done -> Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/07

Human prenatal development (series)Edit

The only images we have to illustrate human prenatal development are some 120x120 jpgs (1 2 3 4), and some pngs showing very early (pre-differentiation) development (5 6). It would be awesome if we could get some high quality SVG illustrations. Here is a really excellent series of commercial illustrations: 4 weeks, 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks, 8 weeks, 9 weeks, 10 weeks, 11 weeks, 12 weeks, etc., and another commercial series can be found here. Kaldari 01:15, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Good one. I didn't know we were so lacking in this area. Thanks for the links. I couldn't find any SVGs. Some related topics could also use illustrations. Images like Image:Cell differentiation.png would really benefit being vectorized (especially for translations). A whole series (a timeline) of human development images would be great. Being vectors, once you have one image the rest can be modified to show all the development stages. Maybe a animation could even be made showing the whole process. (Man, I wish SVG software supported animations.) Rocket000 01:54, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done -> Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/08

Human footEdit

We have 2 not-so-great illustrations of the bones of the human foot (both from centuries-old anatomy books), but nothing else that I've been able to find. It would be nice to have a labeled SVG diagram, perhaps even showing major muscles and tenons (like these diagrams on the web). Kaldari 20:35, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done -> Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/09

Fungal CellEdit

There are very good diagrams of animal and plant cells, but none whatsoever for fungal cells. One would be greatly appreciated. (This is Werothegreat from Wikipedia) 20:36, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Could you provide links to some examples on the web? Kaldari 15:54, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
<> the final section, labeled "fungi"
The campbell-reece biology textbook has some very good images, but the website requires a username and password to access it. This help? 23:07, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

  Done -> Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/11

Animation of retrograde motionEdit

Animation of the retrograde motion of a planet (Mars would be best) as seen from the Earth, preferably with the constellations included for reference. The only example I could find on the web is:

Kaldari 00:03, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Retrograde Motion.bjb.svg is pretty nice, but I agree an animation would be nice. --pfctdayelise 14:54, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

  Done -> Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/12

Ecological footprint illustrationEdit

  • Adaption : An image that gives a visual overview of the concept of the ecological footprint
  • [4] (nice image from MFE page, though under non-commercial license)
  • Very important economics/environment topic. Requires some creative skill.
  • Richard001 10:30, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

  Done -> Philip Greenspun illustration project/Round 1/Request list/13