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The following project was created for personal development only.

Using the Oculus Go I built a VR ride based on the Universal film : Jurassic World


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Patrick Fragale Jr. Ready for a safari in Jurassic World.

 Custom media was created for this project. Once finished the media was viewed through an Oculus Go headset. Themed effects including : Water, scent, fans and seat rumble were used to enhance the ride experience.


(Project Videos: Original Animation Demo)

(Project Videos: Making of the Original Animation)


(Project Construction Photos)

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4/4/19 – This room will be transformed into a space for the VR ride.

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4/4/19 – The room was painted a dark grey color.

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4/11/19 – The room is fully painted. The two center platforms have been joined together. These will act as the base for the entire VR project.

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6/2/19  – The platforms have been painted grey. Further in the project the platforms will have details painted over it to enhance the theming.

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6/8/19 – Late night trip to a hardware store. Supplies purchased to create Jurassic World.

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6/12/19 – These wooden panels will frame the platforms. Each will be painted using the Jurassic World color scheme of grey, blue and white.

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6/12/19 – Panels have received their first white coat.

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6/12/19 – The painter tape is used to map out the design wanted on these panels.

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6/12/19 – The outside of the tape is painted dark grey, while the inside is painted sky blue. 

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6/12/19 – Once the paint has dried the tape is removed, revealing the white lines.

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6/12/19 – The wooden panels have been installed along the platform.

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6/15/19 – These smaller wooden panels will be used to inclose the sides of the platform. These panels were painted using the same approach and design as the larger panels.

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6/18/19 – These wooden frames will be themed to be a paddock in Jurassic World. The seat guests ride on will be placed inside this paddock. The fans, scent boxes and other effects will be mounted onto these frames.

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6/18/19  – Another look at the paddock frames. These will be joined together.

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6/26/19 – The paddock has started to take shape. To aid guests with motion sickness a handrail was constructed in front of them to hold onto.

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6/26/19 – Another view of the handrail.

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7/2/19 – The paddock has been fully enclosed and painted. Guests will sit inside this area while experiencing the attraction.

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7/2/19 – Another view of the enclosed paddock. In the bottom center, a wooden post has been placed. This post is the base for a small stone curb.

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7/5/19 – The wooden post has now been painted black. Small holes have been drilled into the post. Fake plants will be slid into these holes.

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7/10/19 – Using liquid nails, small stones have started to be placed around the wooden post. This is my first time working with stone and liquid nails. The process had its challenges.

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7/10/19 – Backside view of the stone.

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7/17/19 – Front view of the partially complete stone curb. Themed aging and fake plants still need to be applied.

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7/20/19 – The first pole has been fastened to the ground. These poles will be themed to electric fences in Jurassic World. Their function is to support the lighting fixtures for the set.

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7/23/19 – The poles have been painted sky blue to match the theming of the area.

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7/26/19 – Aging to the poles. I used a black and grey paint mixture. Once the paint was partially dry I smeared it across the post. This created an effect of dirt and wear and tear on the posts.

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7/30/19 – This same aging effect was applied to the panels surrounding the platform.

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8/2/19 – The base is complete with construction and paint. The area will now be themed to Jurassic World using props and lights. The podium constructed in the back of the platform will be used to hold the VR headset.

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8/5/19 – Using black, grey and white paint, a gravel texture was applied to the platform.  This created the illusion that the themed area is located outside.

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8/7/19 – More details have been added surrounding the paddock.

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8/7/19 – A themed poster was added to the podium.

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8/12/19 – Themed lighting has been added to the set. The fake plants have now been installed into the curb post.

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8/15/19 – More props and theme elements have been added to the podium. Notice the raptor toy and the can of Barbosal shaving cream. The monitor displayed a “live video feed” of the safari.

“The live video feed animation loop” – Animation Credit : Universal Studios.

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8/21/19  -Testing has started on the project. The head was used to act as a person wearing the VR headset. This allowed me to practice getting riders on and off, as well as timing the effects.

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8/21/19 – Another view of testing in progress.

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8/27/19 – The project is complete. Guests (and myself) can now visit Jurassic World!

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8/30/19 – Opening Day! Guests taking their own safari in Jurassic World.

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8/30/19 – Guests enjoying the experience. Patrick Fragale operating ride (left corner).

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8/30/19 – Adults and kids alike enjoyed their trip to Jurassic World!

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8/30/19 – On ride Photo.

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This project was for creative purpose only. Universal Studios owns all rights. Jurassic World.