Notre Dame Cathedral can be restored in detail thanks to Assassin’s Creed: Unity

The fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame destroyed the roof, woodwork and brought down the spire, but the structure

building managed to save. Now the authorities are planning to restore the building, and not only historians, but also video game developers will be able to help in this.

What is known

For the reconstruction of the cathedral authorities will be usefulphotos of the building and documentation, but modern technology can offer more. For example, the historian Andrew Tallon made a 3D model of the cathedral using laser scanners. In addition, Tallon made spherical panoramic shots, which helped him to create detailed photographs of the cathedral.

In the reconstruction will help and Ubisoft. During the development of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, designer Carolyn Miuss spent two years studying photos of Notre-Dame de Paris to make a detailed model of the building in the game. Together with the artists, she tried to recreate the cathedral up to a brick, which may be useful in connection with the latest events.

"Level Designer Miuss literally spent yearsfussing over the details of the building. She looked at the photos to get the right architecture, and worked with texture artists to make sure every brick was the way it should be, ”writes The Verge.