As almost everyone might know by now, the Notre Dame cathedral took severe damage due to a fire yesterday. Large portions of the cathedral were destroyed, including the spire and the roof.
Notre Dame is an important part of French history, and is over 800 years old. Restoration efforts are already underway with architects using may 3D maps to accurately recreate the historic monument. One such 3D map comes via Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which recreated Notre Dame in stunning detail, and is a fairly accurate depiction.
According to The Verge, Unity artist Caroline Miousse, said that Ubisoft’s version of Notre Dame is among the biggest building in the game, and that she spent ‘literally years fussing over the details of the building’.
Miousse apparently obsessed over old photos to get everything just right, and even worked with texture artists to ensure that ‘each brick was as it should be’.
Say what you will about the many issues in Assassin’s Creed: Unity, but there’s no denying how great the game looks, and how accurately it portrays the city of Paris.
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