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The late Sheikh Zayed brought to life in hologram form

The Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan hologram took Dubai firm over 400 hours to create

The late Sheikh Zayed brought to life in hologram form
The hologram – developed by New Dimension Productions (NDP) – was created using 3D technology to recreate Sheikh Zayed’s detailed facial textures, head animation and compositing.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a Dubai-based production house has unveiled an ultra-realistic, high-tech hologram that depicts the UAE’s Founding Father giving a speech directed at the UAE’s youth.

The hologram – developed by New Dimension Productions (NDP) – was created using 3D technology to recreate Sheikh Zayed’s detailed facial textures, head animation and compositing.

The production was created by a team of experts over 400 hours of work.

H.H Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Hologram from NDP New Dimension Productions on Vimeo.

“The NDP team pushed the boundaries of 3D photo-realistic modeling and animation, compositing and visual effects to a whole new level, bringing forth a hologram that can reflect the astonishing persona of His Highness,” said NDP co-founder and CEO Hasan M. Hina.

“It is also a tremendous honour to produce a hologram of His Highness on the occasion of the Year of Zayed, which gave us an additional motivation to perfect it.”

To create the hologram, the NDP team conducted thorough research of Sheikh Zayed’s tone of voice, his facial expressions and body gestures. To re-master the audio, different sources of recordings had to be matched, synched and tuned.

In 2016, NDP – which works mostly for UAE and GCC clients – moved from Amman to Dubai.

“It was an obvious decision to bring communications closer and to explore opportunities to make my vision a reality in a country that aims to pioneer every aspect of life and to bring the future closer,” Hina added.