Philip Greenspun illustration project/Requests/Fulfilled
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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:  
- 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)
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)
- Can you link to the non-free animations etc for reference, please? This seems like a fairly complex thing. :) --pfctdayelise 11:33, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
- A non-free non-animation version could be: http://www.scq.ubc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/protein-synthesis.gif en:User:Kjaergaard
- Here's an animated version. The website http://www.biostudio.com/ has lots of useful biology animations. -Rocket000 12:26, 27 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 
- 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)
- 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)
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)
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)
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) 126.96.36.199 20:36, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
- Could you provide links to some examples on the web? Kaldari 15:54, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
- <http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1554&articleid=2956> 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? 188.8.131.52 23:07, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
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)
- Adaption : An image that gives a visual overview of the concept of the ecological footprint
-  (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)