Christie, the global visual and audio technology company, has provided laser projection solutions for Yinji Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life and 4D theatre.
Christie is pleased to announce that its laser projection solutions are delivering colourful visuals at two attractions in China’s Yinji Animal Kingdom. This is a new animal theme park in Xinmi, Henan province, that consists of six themed areas and 19 large-scale attractions over 570,000 square metres.
Yinji Animal Kingdom is home to over 3,000 rare animals, in habitats that match their natural environments. It combines cultural tourism with cutting-edge visual technologies, including projections on a 45-metre-high “Tree of Life” sculpture, and a 350-seat 4D theatre. For these two projects, Christie’s trusted partner Wincomn Technology used Christie Crimson Series 3DLP laser projectors and Christie D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors.
Bold, colourful visuals
“As the projection systems integrator of two of the most popular attractions in Yinji Animal Kingdom, we have spared no effort to deliver bold, colourful visuals that elevate the visitor experience to new levels,” says Tony Chen, general manager, Wincomn Technology.
“Christie’s Crimson Series and D4K40-RGB laser projectors, with their high performance, ruggedness and reliability, are well-suited for projections on the Tree of Life sculpture and in the 4D Theatre respectively.”
An eye-catching centrepiece for the park, the Tree of Life sculpture has a 26 metre-wide trunk covered with intricate animal carvings. It is a musical fountain during the day and the backdrop to a projection mapping show titled “The Animal Kingdom” at night.
Eight Christie Crimson Series projectors are stacked and blended to present bright visuals on the tree’s uneven surface. The projectors can easily withstand this type of demanding, high-usage application and are also equipped with Christie BoldColor Technology for intensely colourful images. They also have omnidirectional capabilities.
An immersive 4D experience
For the theme park’s 4D theatre, Wincomm used four Christie D4K40-RGB projectors to light up an enormous curved screen. This screen is 30 metres long and eight metres high and shows the popular computer-animated film, Rio. The client asked for bright and colour-accurate projections to accompany motion and atmospheric effects, to achieve an immersive and realistic 4D experience.
“Four units of D4K40-RGB are needed to achieve the ideal level of brightness, colour and contrast on such a large screen,” says Chen. “This 45,000-lumen pure laser projector features an exceptionally wide colour gamut that covers more than 95% of the Rec.2020 colour spectrum, and when combined with TruLife electronics, 4K resolution and 120fps playback, produces an astounding depth of detail.”
Chen adds that the client is pleased with the stable and long-lasting Christie solutions, which reduce manpower, operating and maintenance costs for both attractions and ensure that the shows are executed smoothly with quality images and no downtime.
April Qin, director of sales, Enterprise, Christie China, says, “We are delighted that Wincomn has innovatively deployed the Christie Crimson and D4K40-RGB projectors at the new Yinji Animal Kingdom in Zhengzhou.
“Both models have been used extensively for numerous projects across China, and we are heartened that an increasing number of cultural tourism and entertainment venues have embraced our tested and proven laser projection solutions to deliver unforgettable visual experiences to visitors.”