This project of virtual reality, accessible from multiple devices and platforms, allows travel over 5,000 years of history of the French capital.

Dassault Systèmes)DS), company specialised in management of the lifecycle of products (PLM), design and 3D digital models, has just introduced Paris 3D Saga, an immersion experience in the 3D world with the city of Paris as a protagonist and that visitors can travel back in time.

This virtual reality project has been developed by the team of DS in partnership with CanalSat, Planète , the city of Paris and the Carnavalet Museum.

At the beginning of 2012, Dassault Systèmes partnered with the Museum of fine arts in Boston and Harvard University to create a 3D model precise of the Giza necropolis. The lessons learned in the famous pyramids 3D reconstruction has been used by archaeologists and historians (led by Didier Busson) and 3D experts to construct "París 3D Saga", an ambitious project that portrays in a faithful way the city of Paris over 5,000 years of its history.

Virtual models

She has been used to build virtual models, all available sources of information, such as drawings, paintings, archaeological discoveries, texts... Emblematic monuments such as the Bastille, Notre Dame, the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower with its surrounding streets have been recreated in detail, and always under the approval of the researchers, interactive environments based on Dassault Systèmes 3D technology. The 3D experience is accessible from multiple devices and platforms: a dedicated web, application for iPad, 3D movies, educational documentaries in 3D and 3D tactile terminals.

Virtual visitors can now be transported to the medieval Paris or witnessing the French revolution from above, in a stimulating and exciting journey for the senses. The project opens in addition a new field of possibilities for documentation and cinematic staging, with a new 3D technique that has already been used by Dassault Systèmes and Gédéon Programmes for audiovisual productions Ice Dream and Khufu Revelealed.

"In Dassault Systèmes we use our technology to share knowledge through 3D experiences, giving life to the story so that they can enjoy both researchers and teachers and the general public," remarked Mehdi Tayoubi, vice president of digital strategy and experimental Dassault Systèmes.

Access Paris 3D.


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By • 19 Feb, 2013
• Section: Infrastructure, Augmented reality, Simulation

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