This might look like a photo of Benczúr Gyula's classic 1885 painting Budavár visszavétele (Buda Repossession), which depicts the recapture of Budapest from invading Ottoman forces. But it's not. It is, believe it or not, a 3D model consisting of around 8.5 million polygons.

It's the work of 3D artist Farkas Zsolt, and if you're straining your eyes looking at the image trying to see the difference between it and the real painting, well, that's the point.

His progress shots give the game away, but the video is the real treat, because it's where you can get up-close with the model and see how 3D it actually is.


The full breakdown of his he did it is available on his website, with an English guide available here.