Photogrammetry Capture Brings Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling To Life In VR

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In 1508, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, a sculptor by trade, was forced against his will by Pope Julius II to paint the ceiling of the legendary Sistine Chapel, a location within the holy Vatican City where new Popes are selected. Pieced together in Unreal Engine using 90 4K maps composed of 15-years worth of high-resolution scans and photographs, each piece of art included in the experience features an incredible amount of detail.