Bringing Leonardo Da Vinci’s Work to Life

Leonardo da Vinci 3DEXPERIENCE, a Dassault Systèmes project, is part of a major exhibition at the Science Museum, London, until September 4

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius is an exhibition of mechanical concepts conceived 500 years ago by Leonardo Da Vinci. These include machines for weaving, cutting, digging, hammering and flying as well as a diving suit, an armoured vehicle, and a parachute. The exhibition highlights Leonardo’s genius and far-sightedness in a pre industrial age.

Among the exhibition highlights are 14 fully animated 3D digital reconstructions of Leonardo’s inventions. These were created with 3D simulation technology and team know-how provided by Dassault Systèmes, Europe’s second largest software company, and world leader in 3D.

Each digitised 3D model is displayed next to its physical counterpart. The original static models were made in the 1950’s based on Leonardo’s drawings.

Since many of Leonardo’s inventions were never built, even in his own lifetime, this is the first opportunity to see the machines’ operations. The universal and compelling 21st century language of 3D preserves, honours and celebrates Leonardo’s legacy and allows visitors to fully engage with the exhibits.

Dassault Systèmes´ applications are used by many of the world’s leading companies in sectors including automotive, aerospace and consumer goods. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform transforms the way products are designed, produced and supported, to foster innovation and expand the possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world.

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