Jerry Seinfield’s apartment from the US sitcom Seinfield has been recreated in virtual reality (VR) as a fan project. Jerry’s Place VR, made by Greg Miller, allows you to tour the iconic setting with an Oculus Rift headset. It’s a free piece of software that is currently available to download on Windows and Mac, with a Linux release planned for the future. A short video of the project’s development can be seen below.
The project was developed with the Unity Engine. It’s Miller’s first VR title, although not his first time using the engine or 3D modeling. It took a month to complete, using images from streaming episodes. Original products user in the show were researched and Miller has hidden around 11 references to the show within.
“Television is virtual reality in some ways,” he wrote on the project’s web page. “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.”
Miller is looking for help updating Jerry’s Place VR. As detailed on his site, he’s looking for donations of more accurate 3D models and textures as well as a license for Unity Pro if possible. He also encoruages fans to re-host the download to avoid his servers getting hit. VRFocus will continue to follow the project and report back on any new developments.