France 2 follows up on Notre Dame repairs with augmented reality

France 2 used its sprawling main news studio that’s packed with video walls and displays to insert a 3D augmented reality model of the Notre Dame cathedral to showcase damage from the April 2019 fire and planned repairs.

The segment aired on the networks evening news bulletin — “Journal de 20h.”

The experience was built using Avid’s Maestro Virtual Set solution and Unreal Engine for rendering and gives viewers both sweeping wide views of the structure as well as detailed views at specific areas of concern.

The augmented reality model was positioned on the riser in front of the studio’s large floor to ceiling video wall, which was used to showcase a stunning image of the cathedral’s famed rose window.