The documentary “Osama’s Hideouts” (created for the History Channel) follows the trail of Osama Bin Laden starting from the early 1980’s.

One of the biggest challenges producers faced was finding a way to illustrate what his many palaces, caves and training camps might have looked like. They turned to TMBA. Using eyewitness accounts and expert reports we created dazzling, realistic 3D animations of these fascinating locations.

When there are elements that you can’t shoot, can’t visualize, or that can’t be explained with words alone–TMBA offers an unbeatable combination of customized 3D solutions and a smart development process that makes great CGI available for all kinds of television productions.

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University Town Guest House

His guesthouse was located in University Town, a handsome suburb of quiet walled compounds , built originally by the British in the colonial era . The two-story concrete villa would set a pattern for bin Laden for the next twenty years. The villa was plush by Peshawar standards, as was every locale bin Laden occupied from then on. Bin Laden’s lifestyle, however, was simple. He shared sleeping quarters in the dormitories with the transients. He was living with many other volunteers, sleeping either on thin mattresses, or on rugs thrown on the ground.

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Al Jihad Offices (Newspaper)

A newspaper, Al Jihad, had offices in the guesthouse. In the downstairs meeting room bin Laden and other Islamist leaders sipped tea while sitting on woven rugs.

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Al Massada (Lion’s Den)

It is certain Bin Laden did build one camp near Jajhi Afghanistan, where only arab fighters were allowed. It was known as Al Massada or The Lion’s Den….a series of barrack, ammunition, stores, firing ranges, makeshift first-aid clinic, communication point and so forth.

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Caves at Tora Bora

While cold and uncomfortable, some of the caves had rock walled rooms carved out by Afghan fighters during the jihad with the Soviets and were equipped with generators and water supplies. These were areas that were designed to allow people to hole up inside, and to hide out, to store food, to store weapons, to store people

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Darunta Camp

One camp at Darunta was a rough and basic compound. The jihadists slept outside in Tents. Shooting ranges and obstacle courses were spread throughout the base. There were also several concrete buildings, some cavern like dugouts to store ammunition, and a few modern brick buildings, one of which was rumored to be a laboratory dedicated to the development of weapons of mass destruction.

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Darunta Camp Laboratory

One camp at Darunta was a rough and basic compound. The jihadists slept outside in Tents. Shooting ranges and obstacle courses were spread throughout the base. There were also several concrete buildings, some cavern like dugouts to store ammunition, and a few modern brick buildings, one of which was rumored to be a laboratory dedicated to the development of weapons of mass destruction.

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Bagh Zahera Villa

In contrast to this luxurious setting, he built his most expansive compound in the dry, brown dust outside of Jalalabad. It looked like a medieval fort with its high 4 foot thick mud walls and 20 foot high wood gates. Inside the walls he constructed numerous concrete buildings including a large house for himself as well as guesthouses for his closest aides and followers.

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