“La France en relief” Exhibit : Making 3D Models of Raised-Relief Maps and embedding into Google Earth (Making-of)

Client: Google-Maison de l’Histoire de France

Project description:

Aloest Productions made 3D models of the raised-relief maps of eight locations or strongholds in France : the Mont-Saint-Michel, Strasbourg, Besançon, Saint-Tropez, Antibes, Berg-op-Zoom, Château Trompette (Bordeaux), Toulon.

Our role :
– Taking photographs of the raised-relief maps (from 4 different angles)
– 3D scanning
– Model making and texturing
– Optimizing the models and embedding them into Google Earth
– Coordinating a team of 15 3D modelers to meet a very strict deadline.

During the “La France en relief” exhibit, shown in the Nave of the Grand Palais from january 17th to february 18th 2012, the audience could “travel” inside these 3D models thanks to two Liquid Galaxies.