Essential Anatomy 3 Tutorials

Get started with Essential Anatomy 3

Using the Model

The Basics

The 3D model can be simply manipulated using finger gestures: spread to zoom in; drag two fingers to pan; pinch to zoom out; and drag to rotate.

Selecting Structures

Tap on a structure to select it, and to access the view options for each structure.

Breadcrumb Trail

When a structure is selected, the path of that structure is revealed along the top of the screen, as part of the breadcrumb trail. The parent of the highlighted structure may be selected simply by tapping on its name, and can in turn be manipulated as a structure in its entirety.

Turning Systems On and Off

There are nine systems in Essential Anatomy; muscular, skeletal, veneral, arterial, nervous, respiratory and digestive. Muscle layers can be added or removed by tapping the 'Add Muscle' or 'Remove Muscle' icons.

Isolating Structures

When a structure has been isolated, further features and information become available. Make notes and hear an audio pronunciation for that specific structure. The structure may also be examined from a number of preset views.

Using the Toolbar

Home & Reset

Return the model to its original position on screen with Home, and use Reset to restore all hidden structures on the model.

Bookmarks & Search

Store any scene by bookmarking it and access predefined views. Return to scene at any time by selecting it in the bookmark menu. Select label using dynamic search function and be taken directly to that structure.

Pen & Share

Draw on or annotate any chosen screen with the Pen tool, and share views from the app via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or add an image to iPhoto.


Change the app's background color, configurations and turn on/off or customize the Control Menu.

Control Menu

Make detailed selections on which systems and structures are visible.


Quiz yourself on any of the app's systems. Also, select subsystems to refine the content of your quiz.

Multiple Selection

Hide and/or Fade multiple structures quickly.

Essential Anatomy 3