This week, the Medical Illustration & Animation Sourcebook is proud to highlight recent work from 3FX, Inc.

3FX Inc: Illuminating the Complex Link Between Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension

In the world of medical visualization, 3FX Inc continues to push boundaries with its groundbreaking animations. Their latest creation focuses on cirrhosis, a condition characterized by scarring of the liver tissue, and its lesser-known connection to portal hypertension.

Cirrhosis, a condition that results from long-term liver damage and scarring, is often associated with alcohol abuse, viral infections, or other liver diseases. What many people might not realize is that it can lead to portal hypertension, a severe complication with potentially life-threatening consequences.

3FX Inc’s animation takes viewers on a remarkable journey, depicting how cirrhosis disrupts the liver’s normal functions. As scar tissue accumulates, it obstructs the flow of blood through the liver, causing pressure to build up in the portal vein—a major blood vessel responsible for carrying blood from the digestive organs to the liver. This elevated pressure can lead to various complications.

Through this informative and engaging animation, 3FX Inc not only educates the public but also emphasizes the significance of early diagnosis and management of cirrhosis. By raising awareness about the relationship between cirrhosis and portal hypertension, they contribute to better-informed patients and healthcare professionals, ultimately helping to save lives. 3FX Inc’s work stands as a testament to the invaluable role that medical animation plays in healthcare education and patient advocacy.


3FX collaborates with Healthcare Companies & Agencies in the creation of medical animation and media display solutions for healthcare education and communications. Our work includes Branded & Unbranded MOA/MOD’s, Device & Delivery Systems, Illustration and other custom designed animations to aid in the education of physicians, specialists, patients, and consumer audiences. Specialties include Medical Animation, Medical Illustration, Multi-touch Interactive Tables/walls, Portable & Staged Holography, our Full Dome Immersive Theater Experience, Stereoscopic 3D, etc. 3FX is always evaluating and experimenting with new and advancing display technologies that benefit our clients.