Virtual 3D Model

The Making Of the Virtual 3D Model of the BLÉRIOT XI: Virtual model enabled detailed technical analysis of the design including wind tunnel simulations.

Being a partner of Carl Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH (formerly Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH) in Neubeuern, Germany, the French service company Metra, part of the Genaris group, was contracted by the “Musée des Arts et Métiers” in Paris to produce a photorealistic virtual 3D model of the Blériot XI, the first airplane ever to cross the channel between Calais and Dover in 1909.

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Virtual 3D Model