The Night Cafe: Immersive Vincent Van Gogh Experience

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The Night Cafe -Virtual Environment of Vincent Van Gogh

The Nigh Cafe is one of the entries of Oculus Mobile Jam.  There are so many great entry submissions, but The Night Cafe is among one of my personal favorites!

 

I was always fond of post-impressionism painting, and Van Gogh’s Sunflower and Starry Night are two paintings that in my personal humble opinion, represents the style.

 

The Night Cafe is an immersive tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, that allows users to explore his world and even walk inside his bedroom.  What’s so cool about it, especially if you recognize some of Van Gogh’s paintings, is that they are seamlessly blended into the same virtual environment.

 

Inside “The Night Cafe” there were Van Gogh’s bedroom, stars from Starry Night, Scene from The Night Cafe, Van Gogh’s  melancholic self-portrait and much more that are in the backdrop or details.

 

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Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers,  1888

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Bedroom in Arles, 1888

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The Night Café, 1888

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The Starry Night, 1889

 

According to the creator Mac Cauley, The Night Cafe is a virtually immersive environment for users to just wander around and enjoy. It is also Mac Cauley’s experimentation of how 3D rendering could be experienced through virtual reality technology.

 

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The experimental outcome is highly enjoyable!  The Night Cafe definitely wins our votes in the Oculus VR Jam!

 

Image & Content Source: Oculus VR Jam, Mashable, Open Culture

Author: VR Reporter

Jay is a VR & Tech enthusiast and evangelist who is into all things geekery! Not your typical tech savvy engineer, but a self-indulging digital nerd that's attracted by the nouvelle vague of Virtual & Augmented Reality revolution!

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