ZHENGZHOU, China – Christie® laser projection solutions are wowing visitors with vivid and lifelike visuals at two popular attractions in the new Yinji Animal Kingdom, a sprawling animal theme park comprising six themed areas and 19 large-scale attractions aimed at boosting the local cultural tourism industry.
Located in Xinmi, a county-level city under the administration of Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, the 570,000 square meter theme park showcases more than 3,000 rare animals in various ecological environments that resemble their natural habitats. It combines cultural tourism with state-of-the-art visual technologies to offer a new and exciting experience to visitors, which include stunning projections on a 45-meter-high "Tree of Life" sculpture, and a 350-seat 4D theatre. Both projects are accomplished by Christie’s trusted partner Wincomn Technology using Christie Crimson Series 3DLP® laser projectors, and Christie D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors.
"As the projection systems integrator of two of the most popular attractions in Yinji Animal Kingdom, we have spared no effort to deliver bold, colorful visuals that elevate the visitor experience to new levels," said 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."
Widely perceived to be the centerpiece of the theme park, the Tree of Life sculpture features a massive trunk measuring 26 meters in diameter that is adorned with intricate animal carvings by talented artists. The towering structure serves as a musical fountain during the day, and transforms into the canvas of a mesmerizing projection mapping show titled "The Animal Kingdom" when night falls.
A total of eight Christie Crimson Series projectors are strategically stacked and blended to complement the projected contents, so as to achieve bright and flamboyant visuals on the tree’s uneven surface. Built tough and engineered to withstand the rigors of demanding, high-usage applications, the Crimson projectors are equipped with proprietary Christie BoldColor Technology for big, bright and intensely colorful images, as well as omnidirectional capabilities.
A highly immersive and realistic 4D experience
Over at Yinji Animal Kingdom’s 4D Theatre, Wincomn deployed four Christie D4K40-RGB projectors to light up an enormous curved screen measuring 30 meters in length and eight meters in height for the playback of the computer-animated film, Rio. According to Chen, the end user required bright and color-accurate projections to accompany motion and atmospheric effects to provide a highly immersive and realistic 4D experience to audiences.
He noted, "Four units of D4K40-RGB are needed to achieve the ideal level of brightness, color and contrast on such a large screen. This 45,000 lumen pure laser projector features an exceptionally wide color gamut that covers more than 95% of the Rec.2020 color spectrum, and when combined with TruLife™ electronics, 4K resolution and 120fps playback, produces an astounding depth of detail."
Chen added that the use of Christie’s laser projection systems has been warmly welcomed by the end user, as the stable and long-lasting laser light source not only reduces manpower, operating and maintenance costs for both attractions, but also ensures that the shows can be executed smoothly with high-quality images and zero downtime.
The entrance of Yinji Animal Kingdom
April Qin, director of sales, Enterprise, Christie China, commented, "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."
From the smallest venues to the biggest screens, there is a Christie projection system that’s right for every application and budget. Christie’s line-up of laser projectors come in a range of resolutions, and offer exceptional image quality, brightness, versatility, and ease-of-use. They are the trusted choice for a number of corporate, cultural, entertainment, and tourism projects across China, such as Guangwu Mountain Dreamscape outdoor show in Bazhong, Nianhua Bay light show in Wuxi, Nanxun Old Town in Huzhou, and Southeast Flower Paradise in Zhangzhou.