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October 20, 2021

Riyadh Season 2021 - Balich Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Parade. An exciting live show for the Middle East’s largest-ever entertainment event

USER
Balich Worldwide
Location
Saudi Arabia
Middle East
eVENT / VENUE
Riyadh Season 2021
Body
DRAGON O²
Mind
Prome3
Unreal
Cinema 4D
Blender
Houdini
Soul
The moving dream

Project DNA

Introduction

Dates
October 20, 2021
LOCATION
Saudi Arabia
Middle East
Event / VENUE
Riyadh Season 2021
Integrator
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The Riyadh Season 2021 opening parade kicked off in Saudi Arabia. This mesmerizing experience had a record number of more than 750,000 spectators while millions followed it through live broadcasts.

The Saudi Arabian city celebrates its PARADE in the streets of Riyadh, showcasing a DragonO² mega installation to celebrate its evolution. A great moving Dragon shining in the middle of the eternal sands of Arabia.

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Hardware

The Body of The Dragon

MODEL
DRAGON O²
Size / Voxels
32 Modules - 192,000 Voxels - 24m²

A colossal structure made of 192,000 voxels compressed in a space of 24 square meters.

Amidst being the biggest Dragon installation, it was the most challenging one. Many pieces of the puzzle had to be perfectly assembled to make it happen.

The biggest challenges were that the structure was on a moving truck, in an outdoor space, and it had to be in total synchronization with the show.

It was necessary to build a custom metal structure to prevent the factors of undulation and weather. It was also necessary to adapt a special content control system located inside the truck. A very difficult challenge that meant "the first time" in many aspects. A challenge overcome.

Rigging: Custom-made metal structure

Software

The Mind Of the Dragon

Software Tools
Prome3
Unreal
Cinema 4D
Blender
Houdini
eXTERNAL tOOLS
Ventuz
WATCHOUT
INTEGRATIONS

Storytelling / volumetric movie production

For the event, the classic steps of making an animated short were followed using conventional software tools for the effect.** Photoshop, Sketch-up, and Illustrator** for the realization of storyboards. Cinema 4D, Blender, and Houdini for the 3D visualization, Unreal for the simulation, and finally Prome3 for the improvement and rendering of the material.

Media servers

To guarantee the impeccable projection of the volumetric clip, systems with redundancy in Ventuz and WATCHOUT were established. Frequency adaptation systems were used to ensure compatibility between media servers and Dragon protocols.

Content

The Soul of The Dragon

CONTENT
Narrative
SOUL
The moving dream
PERFORMER
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ENVIRONMENT
Entertainment
DIRECTOR
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EXHIBITION
Temporary

A monumental structure in the form of a Mayan pyramid moved slowly through the streets of Riyadh. The Dragon sat at the top, a 3-square meter cube illuminating the night sky and projecting fantasy volumetric holograms that were surrounded by "flying men" juggling and defying gravity.

Thousands of people were around to contemplate the spectacle. The power of creating alternative fantasies is what we are all about. The parade was pure entertainment and an exciting emotional journey.