The course VR Scenes and Objects 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.
In this course, you’ll learn the the fundamentals of using the Unity Game Engine to build beautiful and performant VR scenes. Starting from basic game objects, you will learn about transforms and materials, so that you can position objects and make them look realistic. Next, you will experiment with animations and cameras in order to make our scenes more engaging in VR. And finally, you will add some complex lighting to your scene to really make your experience really stand out.
VR Scenes and Objects
Create game objects in Unity
Create game objects in Unity that represent primitives and meshes
Establish parent and child relationships between game objects
Learn how to assign a textures & material
Be able to identify the purpose of shaders and how to use them
Be able to identify the basic inputs to Unity’s Physically-Based Rendering system and use them
Learn how to keyframe and a script to trigger an animation
Learn how to adjust the speed of an animation with curves and the timeline
Learn how to differentiate an animation clip from an animation controller
Be able to inspect the camera component and its properties
Create a simple VR camera and understand how stereo rendering is implemented
Learn how to implement Google’s VR Camera and understand the advantages of Google’s SDK compared to simple VR camera
Learn how to add a light gameobject to a scene and understand the difference between different types of lights
Be able to correctly choose between real-time and baked lighting for scene
Learn how to implement baked lighting and optimize lightmaps for mobile VR
No programming experience is required. 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). Advanced computer skills are helpful, but not required.
Finally, the most important prerequisite is a willingness to learn new things, and belief that you can do this!
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
You want to make beautiful VR experiences that perform well and impress your users. This course teaches how to use models, materials, textures, cameras, animation and lights to make attractive VR environments..
You’ll design and build a modern apartment and learn VR best-practices along the way. VR development requires a firm knowledge of 3D models and rendering. This course provides the essential 3D pipeline knowledge needed to produce high quality VR applications.
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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