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€203
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 29 2019 3:04 PM UTC +00:00.

€203
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
12
backers
32days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 29 2019 3:04 PM UTC +00:00.

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WHY?

15 April 2019 Notre Dame, the symbol of France and Paris, burned. The discussion about the future of the Cathedral is still in progress. Will it be rebuilt exactly the same as it was? Will it be changed? There is plenty of ideas, including futuristic ones, that assume to change construction completely. Despite our point of view on the future of the Cathedral, I think we can agree: the memory of the original shape of the Cathedral can't be lost. That is why we need a virtual model, that can be used to educate young generations or simply to admire the beauty of the original one.

The value brought by 3D model 


  • Educational
     

The model will serve as a base for virtual tours. All objects will be marked with comprehensive information in writing. We'll also create a virtual tour guide in many languages. The tour will be optimized for different age groups. Rich animations, professional lectors and interactivity will bring the new quality to the learning. Of course, the tour will be free to use worldwide and adapted for the VR headsets, PC and smartphones. Every school in the world will have an amazing opportunity to show the beauty of the Cathedral.  


  • Cultural
     

We will create a model which will last forever. The historical value will be preserved and accessible across the globe.


  • Accessibility
     

The model for the visually impaired. As we have experience in creating 3D printed spatial orientation maps we would like to prepare the model adapted for visually impaired needs. The files will be free to use for everyone who has 3D printer and wants to print it. We also would like to give to the city of Paris the model to be used by visually impaired tourists.


  • Virtual reality stand
     

We want to open a mobile VR exposition that will allow people who don't own VR headsets to experience virtual reality for the first time!

  • Not only Notre Dame. It’s just a start! leveraging gained experience and developed techniques allow to implement solutions to other places and objects of world cultural heritage.

HOW?

We believe that the people, when are united, can do amazing things. We believe in free and open education. We believe in the power of The Cloud. In one sentence: We believe in crowdfunded open source projects.  

With modern technology, we use photos and movies as a source to create 3D shapes. Those can be used to prepare Virtual Reality. So we can create Virtual Notre Damme using your photos and it will be exactly as it was before the catastrophe! Using Cloud Computing power and cloud storage we will be able to calculate the hundreds of billions of the pixels. Those data, after processing, can be used to create complex 3D presentations, models for visually impaired and VR tours.


WHAT DO WE NEED?

The scale is power. We need, hundreds of thousands of photos or movie frames. Basically, we need every photo and movie that you took. Even a selfie from your smartphone!  

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 HOW WE WILL USE YOUR SUPPORT  

The goal is to raise 10.000 euros. This is an amount that covers only costs of collection, storing, software and computing power. What does it mean? If we have this goal achieved we can create a solid base for future work. It will be a 3D model published online with a detailed description. This model will be open for everyone and can be used in 10 or 50 years by everyone if there will be need. So basically the goal of the collection will be enough to preserve the original shape of the cathedral.

Every extra dollar above the sum will add a possibility to extend features and application of the 3D model. On the top of the solid base, we will develop virtual tours, adaptation for render engines and model for visually impaired.

As those ideas need hundreds of hours of work we won't be able to finish it without extra financing or volunteering. So if you want to help us with this project, go to the volunteers' page or sponsor our project.

The future of our past is in The Cloud.

Risks and challenges

The only real risk is that we won't collect enough materials for reconstruction. So tell your friends and share info on social media and it will never happen!

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    The message

    We know that not everyone can support the project financially. That is why we are asking you to support the project with a symbolic 1 euro. This gesture will show that people believe in our mission. 1000 "one euro" supporters is worth ten times more than 1000 euros. You show this way that what we do is important. This is a message for governments and big institutions: WE WANT OUR HISTORY TO BE PRESERVED!

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    Name written in the history

    Feel like the ambassador of our project! We will prepare 3D « Hall of Fame » and you will have a brick with your name or nick wrote on. Everyone in the world will see your name!

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    Be an opinion voice

    You will become one of our top sponsors! You will gain access to the beta version of the model before others, you will have a possibility to make an impact on our project by providing comments/suggestions which we will discuss with you on a video call or forum. You have an exclusive interview with the founders about the project and techniques.

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    The documentation of the project

    Full documentation of the project. Perfect for institutions or studios that are willing to start a similar project. You will save a lot of money using ready and tested solutions. We provide documentation in the language that you have chosen. If you want to know more e-mail us. We can adapt the shape of documentation to your needs. You are the boss.

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