Amiens Cathedral: City of God

This is my senior project for my BYU Animation BFA. The project was to create the Cathedral in Amiens, France using 3D technology. This was built primarily in Houdini, with some early modeling in Maya. The final renders were composited in Nuke and the video was edited in After Effects.

The majority of the research for the Cathedral came from referencing images that people posted online, along with measurements and schematics included in Columbia University’s Dr Stephen Murphy’s book, “Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens: The Power of Change in Gothic.”

The song used is “Mariam Matrem Virginem” performed by Anúna, and is used with the generous permission of Anúna’s director, Michael McGlynn.

Here are a few screen captures from the video. All images are entirely computer generated.

closeRose

gabrielCloseup

glassEstablishing

lookingUp

maryCloseup

overhead

roseWinow

sideview

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