CellPAINT: Interactive Illustration of Dynamic Mesoscale Cellular Environments

IEEE Comput Graph Appl. Nov-Dec 2018;38(6):51-66. doi: 10.1109/MCG.2018.2877076.


CellPAINT allows nonexpert users to create interactive mesoscale illustrations that integrate a variety of biological data. Like popular digital painting software, scenes are created using a palette of molecular "brushes." The current release allows creation of animated scenes with an HIV virion, blood plasma, and a simplified T-cell.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Computer Graphics*
  • Cytological Techniques / methods*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Internet
  • Mice
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Software*