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Specialization

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Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
Specialization

Course 2 of 5 in the

100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

3D Graphics

This week you will begin developing 3D Virtual Reality Environments. We will cover the basics of 3D graphics, including a number of 3D engines and development environments that you can use. We will particularly focus on the Unity3D engine. ...
Reading
16 videos (Total 73 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
Video16 videos
What are 3D Graphics?1m
Introduction to Integrated Development Environments (IDE)1m
Why Use A-Frame?3m
Open VR with Lance Putman5m
Unreal Engine3m
Introduction to Unity2m
3D Space3m
Unity User Interface6m
Navigating in Unity4m
Objects and Meshes2m
Creating Objects in Unity | Primitives5m
Creating 3D Assets2m
The Asset Store8m
Importing Assets From Unity and Other Places6m
VR Environment Project13m
Reading7 readings
Course Blog10m
Learning To Use A-Frame5m
Learning Unity5m
Setting Up Unitym
Unity Basics5m
Importing Assets5m
VR Project Brief10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Reflection on Your Skills for VR Work4m
Choosing Game Engines4m
3D Graphics30m
Planning your project10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

VR Graphics

In this module you will carry on learning about 3D graphics, including how to use transforms to lay out a 3D scene and how to use materials to give your objects a distinctive appearance. You will also submit the first draft of your project. ...
Reading
16 videos (Total 60 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video16 videos
Transforms4m
Compound Objects1m
Positioning, Scaling, and Transforming Primitives in Unity5m
Cameras in VR2m
Unity VR Mode | Setting Up Cameras | Standard and VR2m
Keyframe Animation3m
Keyframe Animation in Unity7m
Introduction to Materials1m
Lights in VR2m
Lights in Unity4m
Materials2m
Materials in Unity4m
Textures2m
Textures in Unity4m
Working on Your Project7m
Reading4 readings
Transforms and Cameras5m
Setting up VR mode10m
Unity Animation10m
Graphics in Unity10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
VR Graphics Quiz14m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

VR Audio

In this week you will learn about using sound in Virtual Reality and how you can use advanced 3D Audio techniques to enhance your experience. ...
Reading
14 videos (Total 66 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video14 videos
What is Sound?8m
How Do Humans Perceive Sound?8m
What is Digital Audio?8m
How is Sound Useful?3m
How Do We Use Sound in VR?6m
General Guidance for Using Sound2m
How Do We Use Filters in VR?3m
Audio Formats, Sources and Listeners in Unity6m
Audio Effects in Unity4m
Unity Audio Clips and Files3m
Audio Mixers in Unity7m
Audio in Unity | Additional Resources1m
Summary1m
Reading2 readings
Learning More About Audio in Unity15m
Now It's Your Turn!30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Audio and Revision Quiz30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Content Creation: What works in VR?

In this final week of the course, we will put together everything we have learned to think about how to create compelling VR worlds. We will start by looking behind the scenes at how 3D graphics hardware works and why VR can be so demanding of computing power. Then we will think about the particular requirements of content creation for VR. You will finish by submitting the final version of your project for a peer review. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 67 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
Polygons to Pixels4m
Motion to Photon2m
Global Illumination4m
Why Do We Need Different Graphics Techniques for VR?6m
Further Learning1m
Unity Resources5m
Unity Examples11m
Learning VR Content Creation16m
Summary| Creating VR Worlds6m
Project Advice6m
Reading5 readings
Unity Shaders10m
Techniques for Optimising a VR Experience10m
Further Learning in Unity10m
Final Project Requirements10m
Thank you10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
What Works in VR?2m
How is VR Content Creation Different?2m
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Top Reviews

By ACJan 15th 2018

This course refreshed my skills of developing 3D models and environments in Unity3D software. Some new learnings were interesting and useful - viz. how and where to to get 3D models.

By DCOct 4th 2018

Can be tough because there are multiple media options to build projects but overall will help you become comfortable with various VR systems.

Instructors

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Dr Sylvia Xueni Pan

Lecturer, Department of Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London
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Dr Marco Gillies

Senior Lecturer
Computing Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

About University of London

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About Goldsmiths, University of London

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About the Virtual Reality Specialization

This specialisation from the University of London will introduce you to virtual reality. Virtual reality is one of the most highly requested skill sets in the jobs market, and this specialisation will give you an introduction to the subject and key skills in the field. You will hear from world-leading lecturers and industry experts, use Unity to develop your own VR environment, and end the specialisation by creating your first VR game....
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