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Rebuilding Jerry Seinfeld's Living Room for Oculus Rift in Blender


Jerry's Place VR

Greg Miller is a big fan of Seinfeld and decided to recreate Jerry's living room so he could experience it through his new Oculus Rift.

Greg writes:

I've been a fan of Seinfeld for a long time. After purchasing the Oculus Rift I started imagining what my first project might be. I decided to pick a project that would gradually introduce me to Unity without being overly complex. I was not new to 3D modeling, however this would be my first project in Unity. I came up with the idea of recreating Jerry's apartment, in it's entirety for virtual reality. Television is virtual reality in some ways. We make believe that Jerry's place is actually a Manhattan studio and Monks Cafe is just down the street. We suspend the reality that his apartment is just a set in Hollywood, with tons of cameras and lighting dangling overhead. I thought it would be a novel virtual reality experience to take a place that only exists in Hollywood magic, and make it for the Oculus Rift as if it were real. Virtual Reality Virtual Reality.

Pancho Joshi shared a video that illustrates what the result looks like through an Oculus:

Very, very cool. I can imagine studios being interested in this kind of material to promote their series! Now I just need to get an Oculus :)



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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


  1. Daniel Stritt on

    People make these thing? Who are these people! And where do they get these VR devices! (sorry, couldn't resist)

    • Daniel Stritt on

      Oh yeah, and good job! Never thought of remaking favorite tv show sets, that would be fun. I should try it.

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