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A computer game and a 3D laser model will help to restore the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris (4 photos + 3 videos)


The fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, which beganOn the evening of April 15, the roof was damaged heavily, wooden attributes, unique stained glass windows, and also brought down the 96-meter spire of the building. But the main part of the historic building is saved. Now the authorities of the country will have to resolve issues related to the restoration. Both historians and creators of video games will come to their aid.

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In the restoration of the cathedral will be helpful allofficial documents and photographs of Notre Dame de Paris. But the main thing will make modern technology. So, historian Andrew Tallon (Andrew Tallon) at one time created with the help of laser scanners a 3D model of the cathedral. He also took panoramic spherical images that allowed him to release extremely detailed photographs of the cathedral.

The presented video shows the applied technology on the example of a 3D model of the National Cathedral of Washington.

The most unexpected support came fromartistic company Ubisoft. Designer Carolyn Miuss, working on the Assassin’s Creed: Unity game action (release date 2014), explored pictures of the cathedral for 2 years. She, along with the texture artists, studied all the details of Notre Dame to create the most accurate virtual replica of the cathedral in the game. In an effort to get the perfect architecture, the designer was able to recreate the building with literally accuracy to the brick. And in this case, this experience is especially valuable.


Source: theverge.com, nationalgeographic.com