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Novice VR Taster Workshop Opens Its Doors this Month

As the appeal of virtual reality (VR) grows, slowly reaching a wider audience before any of the official head-mounted displays (HMDs) have actually launched, a community of VR enthusiasts want to learn and teach what the technology has to offer. So Crossover Labs has partnered up with Popathon to create Unfold, a introduction to creating VR environments using tech that people already own.

The Unfold workshop is for complete novices without prior technical or graphics experience. Using a smartphone attendees will stroll around London taking photos which they can then use to create a VR environment.

Unfold

The days roster is as follows:

BECOME A PHOTO-SCANNER

  • Learn what photogrammetry is
  • Take part in a hands-on workshop using photo-scanning software
  • Put it into practice by going out and capturing reality in 3D
  • Create your own 3D models of objects and buildings

DESIGN AND EXPERIENCE VR

  • Get introduced to the VR storytelling landscape
  • Make friends with Unity and learn how to manipulate objects in 3D
  • Build a scene to support a narrative
  • Immerse your audience in your creation through a VR headset

REQUIREMENTS

  • No prior technical or graphics experience needed
  • Digital camera or phone able to take sharp pictures and a cable to transfer photos to your laptop
  • Laptop (Windows/Mac/Linux)

It will be held at the National Theatre Studio, The Cut, London, SE1 8LL, Tuesday 22nd September 2015, 10:00 am – 6.00 pm GMT. Tickets will cost £50 + VAT, and anyone interested will need to register here.

VRFocus will continue to follow any further updates on Unfold and will report back.