Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Assassin's Creed: Unity Being Used To Rebuild Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame cathedral
On Monday we saw the tragic fire of Notre-Dame. The building is one of the most exquisite examples of French Gothic architecture. Notre-Dame is 856 years old and a massive part of world history. The fire has been extinguished and plans are already being made to restore it as it was.

Due to the reports that the building will be restored as close to the original as possible the architects are studying hyper-realistic photos and videos of Notre-Dame. In an amazing turn of events, Assassin's Creed: Unity will be used as well. The Artist behind the creation of Notre-Dame in Assassin's Creed, Caroline Miousse, spoke to The Verge several years ago about how the cathedral was created. Read more about that here: https://www.theverge.com/…/7132…/assassins-creed-unity-paris

The Verge wrote: “In the case of the Notre Dame, easily the biggest structure in the game, it meant recreating a version of the cathedral that didn’t actually exist at the time.

“Level artist Miousse spent literally years fussing over the details of the building. She pored over photos to get the architecture just right, and worked with texture artists to make sure that each brick was as it should be.”

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) president, Amanda Pakade, remarked, "It is tragic that such an event could occur, Notre-Dame is at the heart of the French religious experience, and it is important that all in the esports world rally round to protect and preserve this incredible heritage site".

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