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3D Virus Animation: Viruses, Infectious Diseases, and Bacterial Infections

Understanding how viruses and diseases affect the human body isn’t always easy. Providers can use their words to illustrate a range of microscopic processes, but this isn’t the most effective way to educate patients around the world.

At Elara, we use a combination of 3D Animation, motion graphics, live-action video, and voiceover narration to bring some of the world’s most prevalent viruses and diseases to life. Our work has helped educate patients and providers alike, giving them an inside look at internal processes that are too small for the naked eye. These compact videos detail a range of important information, including how to stop the spread of infection and how these viruses and diseases can damage the body. Learn more about Elara’s video animation services for viruses and diseases.


The speed and scale of the COVID-19 outbreak is overwhelming and took many of us by surprise.  Clinical information is scarce and often contradictory, people are anxious and there is a real need to have the science behind the coronavirus explained in a calm, technically accurate manner. With over 20 years of experience in taking complicated scientific processes and explaining them through easily understandable 3D Animations, Elara Systems was uniquely equipped to take on this challenge.


Ebola carries one of the highest mortality rates of any disease on the planet. Roughly 90% of those infected eventually die from the virus. Compare that to the Spanish flu of 1918, which had a fatality rate of less than 3%. To help healthcare providers make sense of the Ebola epidemic, Elara crafted a highly detailed animation that provides an overview of the history of the virus, how it may have initially been transmitted, its progression, and other related symptoms. This virus animation is just another example of how Elara can bring complex diseases to life for audiences around the world, even those that occur at the microscopic level.

Flu Virus

Influenza, or the flu, remains one of the most common viruses and diseases on the planet, resulting in 9.3 million to 49 million illnesses each year in the United States since 2010. Some types can lead to serious illness, while other types of flu cause milder symptoms. Type A flu virus is constantly changing and is generally responsible for the large flu epidemics. The flu A2 virus (and other variants of influenza) is spread by people who are already infected. In this flu virus animation, we bring to life the different types of flu viruses, including how the virus penetrates cells in the body, and what can be done to stop the spread of infection.

Malaria (Part 1)

Elara has created a four part series that highlights the life cycle of Malaria, which remains a global health crisis. Nearly half the world’s population is at risk of contracting Malaria, including pregnant women. Malaria is an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells. It can lead to chills, muscle aches, sweating, and intense fever.

Malaria (Part 2)

The disease is mainly spread through anopheles mosquitoes, but Malaria can also be transmitted through blood transfusions, organ transplants, or the shared use of needles or syringes contaminated with blood. It can also pass from a mother to her unborn child.

Malaria (Part 3)

This four-part malaria animation details the microscopic process invisible to the naked eye, so providers and researchers can see exactly how this disease affects the human body.

Malaria (Part 4)

Animations – similar to Malaria – allow Healthcare providers and organizations to increase prevention and awareness of diseases like Malaria.

Staphylococcus Aureus

Staphylococcus aureus, also known as “staph”, is a group of bacteria that can cause disease due to direct infection or the production of toxins by the bacteria. Bacteria can lay dormant in the body for years undetected. In this brief staphylococcus animation, we illustrate how groups of bacteria can cause infection and illness. Providers have used the video to educate patients on how they can protect themselves from staph infections. We used 3D Animation and photo-realistic motion graphics to bring microscopic processes to life in a way that’s both informative and entertaining.


HIV remains all too common in the U.S. and abroad. Approximately 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, but only 15 percent of them (nearly 1 in 7) do not know they are infected. This scientifically accurate HIV life cycle animation was suggested as a partner piece for use by nonprofits, helping facilities and care providers communicate the effects of the virus and how new infections can be prevented. The video details the science behind some of the most recent advancements in HIV prevention and treatment and how they will eventually contribute to the end of AIDS as we know it.


To increase awareness of how dangerous the Zika virus is, our team produced an engaging 3D Animation depicting the life cycle of the Zika fever, giving viewers a microscopic look at how infections are transmitted by aedes mosquitoes that can lead to infection. Using a mix of 3D Animation and motion graphics, we were able to illustrate how the Zika virus spreads from person to person. Scientifically accurate animations allow providers to educate the public, in an engaging medium, on how they can protect themselves from infection.

When you partner with Elara for your next 3D Animation project, our creative team will quickly learn your product and processes, extract your key message, and create an informative and relevant animation explicitly designed to educate your target audience. 3D Animation can make a huge impact on the success of your project, helping you send the right message to providers and patients alike. For more information about our 3D Animation services, contact the professionals at Elara.