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VR KarbalaAbout us

The inspiration of creating a Virtual Reality experience about the tragedy of Karbala comes from an article about VR technology. This particular article, which was the source of inspiration, was about the Forbidden City of China. In this article, the Chinese had revived the Forbidden City, and hence, they were aiming to enable the tourists to experience this magnificent city in its glorious past. Through this article, the first seed of VR Karbala was planted and soon various questions appeared, and particularly, the following questions aroused.

How can this technology be used in the Islamic communities and particularly in the Shia community?
How can the Islamic communities be improved through the VR technology?

In this particular moment, an emotional thought appeared, namely, the combination of VR technology and the tragedy of Karbala. Thus, in 2015, it was decided to combine this idea in a bachelor thesis, where the hypothesis was to revive the tragedy of Karbala through VR, and combined with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This thesis laid the conceptual foundation of VR Karbala. Since May 2016, the project of VR Karbala is officially initiated, and currently, the project is still in the developing phase.

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VR Karbala Team

Nazer Hussain Mehrali

Marketing Manager
Shaker Hussain Mehrali

IT Manager
Roohullah R. Hasani

Communication Manager
Ahad Azimi

Content Manager
Sarah Al-Musaed

Javad Matouri

Production Manager
Hamed Nadermanesh

Technical Director
Mohammed Danial Atoofi

Unreal Engine Technical and
Environments Designer
Mohammad Danial Atoufi
Hamed Mir Hashemi
Vahid Bahmani
Ashkan Zanjirian

Maya Technical
Payam Mehmandoust

VR Developer and Programmer
Vahid Bahmani

App and Web Developer
Mahmoud Shahbazian
Vahid Bahmani
Benjamin Schultz Sørensen

Landscape Designer
Alireza Khajeh Ali

Story Board
Ghasem Farhani
Mohamad Keyvan Marz

Modeling & Texturing
Ebrahim Diba
Saeid Farhangian
Ali Ahmadi
Mostafa Matouri
Saeid Narimani
Milad Ghiasi
Farhad Nojumi
Shirin Fakhri
Sara Rahmati
Maziar Baderestani

Edit and Layout Previz
Kamran Heidari
Amir Hossein Yazdi

Character Riging
Khalil Khalilian
Sahra Erfani

Amir Dehghanpour
Peiman Motie
Shahin HekmatKhah
Jalal Rahbari
Mehdi Ahmadi

Ali Afsari

Hasan Kateb

Cloth & Hair Simulation
Alireza Soleimani Khah
Hamed Mir Hashemi

Concept Artist
Davood Diba
Ghasem Farhani
Mohammad Yousefi

Shader Artist
Mohammad Danial Atoufi

FX Artist
Reza Ghorbani
Ashkan Zanjirian

Ali Ehtemami
Ashkan Zanjirian

Content & Translation
Hagar Al-Fartoussi
Hiba Hassan
Maria Al-Mousawi
Noor El Sharifi
Aja Mohammed Turki
Geadir Al Fartoussi
Alia Al-Khafaji
Zainab Raham
Ali Hariri
Safoora Arife
Muhammad Taqi
Murtaza al-Shawi

Social Media
Hiba Hassan
Noor El-Sharfi
Alia Al-Khafaji

Video Marketing
Karar Al-Kianan
Mohammed Atwi
Ali Ehtemami

Graphic Designer
Karrar Al-Abodi
Sayed Dion Rezaei

IRAN: Amirali Kazemi
LEBANON: Alireza Ebrahimi

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Academic Supervisors

As aforementioned, the historical battle of Karbala will be presented in an accurate, realistic and immersive simulation of three-dimensional environment. To obtain the historical accuracy, the project of VR Karbala needs an academic supervisor, hence, the respected scholar, Sayyed Fadhil Milani, are providing academic supervision and assistant in that regards.

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