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Beginner HTC Vive Workshop
Sun, May 7, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
Join us May 7th, 2017 for Vancouver's first HTC Vive Virtual Reality Workshop in partnership with the Consumer Virtual Reality (CVR) Conference. Learn to build a VR game from scratch for the Vive and Oculus Rift using Unity with the help of Academy of VR's instructors. We will supply HTC Vive headsets as well as computers for game testing. Please bring your own laptop with Unity installed for game development
No experience required. Want some bonus course material? Checkout our Introductory Unity VR Course May 6th at CVR.
During the workshop, you will:
Have a full day of VR developer training with professional instructors from Academy of VR
Use HTC Vive headsets and VR ready computers to test your projects
Receive all project files and a full course curriculum outlining all 8 Vive development modules in detail
Enjoy complementary coffee and a catered dinner
Play nearly every game on the Vive & Oculus Rift during downtime (seriously, we have almost everything!)
You'll learn to:
Build a Vive game from scratch in Unity
Utilize the SteamVR SDK
Use the Vive VR headset + controllers for game input
You'll leave with:
A VR project you can show off and build upon
A stronger understanding of how to use Unity to create your own VR projects
A network of friends and colleagues who are passionate about VR
A laptop or computer with Unity version 5 (free) installed (Mac's are acceptable)
A mouse with a scroll wheel is highly recommended (trust us, it makes a huge difference)
Experience working in Unity and a basic understanding of programming
Consumer Virtual Reality (CVR) is the premier event to experience groundbreaking new virtual and augmented reality technology. Held on the Canadian west coast in beautiful Vancouver, the event brings together consumers, developers, businesses, and tech enthusiasts for a weekend of fun that shapes the future of VR and AR. CVR is produced by Archiact.
Jason Campbell, Amanda End and Daniel Nascimento have a combined 10+ years of experience building VR/AR software and applications in Unity. They've worked on professional projects that include commercial releases for large companies and VR studios, independent game contracts as well as self-publishing original content on platforms like Steam.
Testimonials from our Intro Unity VR Workshop:
"The workshop was very professional and the instructors and TAs were highly knowledgable. The instructor's approach of repeating the demo twice was very helpful. The entire organization was very friendly, approachable and passionate about VR."
Both instructors and TAs were exceptional in the level of instruction and the knowledge base. Hope there will be more workshops like this in the future! Thank you so much!
"I had a lot of fun and learned a lot! Plus, I really enjoyed the social aspect of this type of instruction. Thank you!"