Divine Mercy 3D

New, digital, life given to Vilnius’ image of Divine Mercy

 

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The City of Vilnius, together with scientists from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, have developed a 3D model of the Shrine of Divine Mercy, where the image of Divine Mercy is found.

Pedro López Quintana, Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, and Gintaras Grušas, the Archbishop of Vilnius, have already experienced the project through virtual reality.

Different versions of the painting can be found in Catholic churches throughout the world, although few know it originated in Vilnius. Pedro López Quintana, Apostolic Nuncio to Lithuania, and Gintaras Grušas, the Archbishop of Vilnius, have already experienced the project through virtual reality.

The project has been the initiative of Go Vilnius (the city’s tourism and business development agency) and carried out by VGTU “LinkMenų fabrikas”, the innovation and creativity centre of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) with support of “Droneteam”, a local 3D scanning and modelling company. After successfully carrying out similar projects, including transferring an entire church into virtual reality, or, gifting a nano-sized nativity scene to the Pope for Christmas, VGTU “LinkMenų fabrikas” team used cutting-edge technology to meticulously scan every millimetre of the painting and all its surroundings in order to create a virtual environment that mirrors the shrine in every way.

“Each century has its own way of portraying it. In 1934 in Vilnius, the image of Jesus as seen in a vision by a nun was painted on a canvas. XXI century provides us with new technological possibilities, such as virtual reality, 3D scanning and modelling, which we used in this project”, – the team shared.

VR Model

For the full experience download the virtual model of the Divine Mercy Shrine and explore through the desktop app or VR gear.

360 Video

360 tour around the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Vilnius.

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