The Night Cafe

The Night Cafe is an immersive virtual reality environment that allows you to explore the world of Vincent van Gogh first hand. Take a moment to enjoy his iconic sunflowers in 3 dimensions or walk around the chair he painted in his bedroom to see it from another angle. Step into the vivid colors straight from his palette.

While creating the environments of these paintings in 3D space I’ve had to expand on areas that can’t be seen; rooms behind doors, objects hidden from view, people turned away from the viewer. It’s been an interesting process in using reference material from Van Gogh and other impressionist painters but also imagining what might have been there, just off the edges of the canvas.

The experience won the Platinum and Community Choice awards at the Oculus Mobile VR Jam 2015 as well as the Cinequest Best Immersive 2017. The Night Cafe: An Immersive Tribute to Vincent van Gogh is available now on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Role: All models, textures, animation, rigging, and coding.