Quick Examples

This page contains links and brief descriptions to quick CC3D demos that show off answers to user requests and questions.

For a more complete list of models and demos see the Models page, which include much more complex models as well as models for nanoHUB.


Track the location of a cell with a tail

Want to keep track of where a cell has been? You can use a user created "field" to track the center of mass (COM) of a cell pretty easily. Or, you could create a plot. Here we show both; Left is the cell field showing 4 cells, center is a scientific plot tracking the COM of each cell, right is the track displayed as a field. In the field display, the value assigned to each tracking pixel is the MCS, so the first location gets colored blue and the most recent red in the heat maps.

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Here is the zip file of the CC3D project.
Don't forget to open a new window in Player and tell that window to display "cell_track" instead of the default "Cell_Field".


Create a set of cells that look like fibers

What if you want to generate arbitrary shaped cells in CC3D? Here we'll do the specific case of generating long thin (fibrous) cells.

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Here is the zip file of the CC3D project


Create a set of cells at defined locations using Python in CC3D

If you can mathematically define your cell locations then CC3D/Python can place your cells. (Or, just use a random number generator if you don't really care exactly where the cells are.) Here we will create a circle of cells of different cell types.

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Here is the zip file of the CC3D project


CompuCell3D: QuickModels (last edited 2020-06-22 19:51:50 by JamesSluka)