Introduction to Virtual Reality

Online Course

Introduction to Virtual Reality

What is the course about?

Introduction to Virtual Reality
The course Introduction to Virtual Reality is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Beginner. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

This course is designed for students who are new to virtual reality and want to learn about the principles of VR technology including optics, displays, stereopsis, tracking, and major hardware platforms. You don’t need any programming experience to get started.

Course description
  • Introduction to Virtual Reality
  • 2 weeks
  • Learn about the basics of VR
  • By the end of this course, you will have created and deployed a VR application. You will understand the physical principles of VR and you will use that knowledge to create a comfortable, high-performance VR application using Unity.
  • What is VR?
  • Platforms & Paradigms
  • Hello World
  • Learn the basic history of VR development
  • Learn the physical principles of VR including display, optics and orientation tracking
  • Understand how comfort & presence play a role in VR development
  • Learn the difference between native, game engines, and web platforms
  • Learn how tracking in VR works
  • Learn about the different platforms currently available for VR development
  • Learn about to install and open a project in the Unity platform
  • Learn how to view, inspect, and gain a basic understanding of the Unity platform interface
  • Install and open an app in Google cardboard
  • No programming experience is required. If you are new to virtual reality, and ready to start learning about this amazing technology, then this is the perfect place to begin! We will teach and use the Unity platform to edit a VR app, so you should have access to a computer running Mac OS X (10.8+) or Windows (7, 8, or 10).
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • The journey to becoming a VR developer starts with mastering the underlying hardware and software principles. This course covers the foundational skills needed to produce professional VR experiences that are comfortable, polished, and performant.
  • VR development is an amazing career, with both demand and salaries rising. Every innovative VR professional relies on a core set of tools and principles. If you’re going to succeed, then you need to master them, too.

Prerequisites & Facts

Introduction to Virtual Reality

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Introduction to Virtual Reality

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Computer Science, Programming