Virtual reality allows us to create things that we crave, as long as we have the knowledge for it. This is the case of Walther Cornelius, a great follower of Back to the Future who has recreated the time machine to his delight.
Walther Cornelius it is the pseudonym of a Granada man passionate about graphic design and virtual reality who has recreated, in Unreal Engine, even the smallest detail of the time machine from Back to the Future, one of the most mythical cars in cinema. Precisely one of the advantages that virtual reality brings is the possibility of living in first person moments that we have always imagined, as in this case being able to enter the famous Delorean and examine in great detail its circuitry, temporary panels and of course, the flux capacitor.
For Cornelius, this work is a modest tribute to Robert Zemeckis, director of the Back to the Future trilogy. It is a project that took him months to finish, but he was able to carry out thanks to his experience in computer science and 3D design. Currently, Cornelius is retired, so he dedicates his time to his passions. “I’ve been working and learning, for a year now, just when I acquired one of the first HTC viewfinders that came onto the market. Now I’m racking my brains acquiring knowledge about the Unreal Engine and its possibilities,” says Walther.
At the moment, the Delorean project cannot be downloaded, although according to Walther, it is very possible that he will share it soon, after reprogramming and adding some functions. Within the film’s universe, Cornelius has also recreated the Twin Pines Mall which is where the first time travel of the first film takes place. Walther Cornelius is also working on the Discovery ship from the Stanley Kubrick film “2001: A Space Odyssey”. “I have always dreamed of feeling inside it and strolling through its compartments, including the large rotating ferris wheel.” Virtual reality will make many of our fantasies possible, and Walther Cornelius will continue to work on realizing some of them. You can find more information on their website.