Flying over the showgrounds: Virtual CHIO

Friday, February 12, 2016



There are 147 days to go until the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2016 (July 8th-17th), but you can wonderfully bridge the gap until then per mouse click. Because the virtual camera flight over the showgrounds brings the show to life today already – at least on the computer screen. Whether the packed Main Stadium, the CHIO Museum or the stables: The animation means you can experience the traditional and world-famous grounds per PC, tablet or smartphone.

The basis of the virtual camera flight is a 3D model of the grounds. The CHIO organisers have been working on this model together with the specialists from the Berlin-based company “” for several years and it is constantly further developed.

“This enables more and more details to be integrated into the virtual camera flight,” commented Frank Kemperman, Chairman of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V., organisers of the event. The digitalised model is also the basis for the “3D ticketing”. The future CHIO visitors can already take a look at the main ring or the dressage arena in the virtual stadiums in advance, “this gives them an idea of where they will be sitting and what their view of the action will be like,” stated Kemperman.

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