Virtual Reality Bootcamp
10

Saturday, 10 December

10 am – 4:30 pm PST

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica , CA 90401
$100 USD
Regular Ticket
$100 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Virtual Reality Bootcamp

Jason Mathias Photo


Lead Instructor, Gameschool.io

10

Saturday, 10 December

10 am – 4:30 pm PST

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica , CA 90401
$100 USD
Regular Ticket
$100 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

Interested in Virtual Reality, but not sure where to start? Learn about the different types of headsets, then create your own user interface, using buttons you've created for web and desktop applications.

This class is a crash-course in prototyping VR content in Unity. You'll get familiar with all the tools you'll need to make a VR experience, and you’ll play with the Vive, Oculus Rift and GearVR, and experience for yourself what works and what doesn't. You'll learn Unity’s powerful UI tools, and make a menu system in a 360' scene, using images from a 360' camera.

Schedule for the day:

  • 10 AM - Intro to VR, and Setting up your computer
  • 10:30 - 12:30 PM - Comparing the headsets, and learning best practices
  • 12:30-1:30 PM - Lunch break
  • 1:30-4:30 PM - Creating a VR interface with Unity's UI system

Takeaways

  • Translate a UI design into a 3D virtual reality scene.
  • Learn key ideas such as VR sickness, Gaze, and Latency
  • Understand how to navigate Unity, and create your first VR space
  • Create buttons in Unity from a designed UI document, create text, and use them to create a menu.

Prereqs & Preparation

For this class, you need a laptop (Mac or PC) and a copy of Unity3D (unity3D.com). Please download Unity, install it, and make a Unity account. If you want to export to an Android phone, please bring that as well. If you have questions about this process, please email us at la@generalassemb.ly!

About the Instructor

Jason Mathias Photo

Lead Instructor,
Gameschool.io

Jason is a freelance game designer living in Echo Park. He graduated with a Master's degree from USC's Interactive Media and Games program, and teaches virtual reality with his company, Gameschool.io.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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