- Get a free Unity3D user ID here: https://unity3d.com/
- Great work on team videos! I'm starting to watch them. You should, too (not just your own).
- Common issues:
- Lack of context (where am I?) and narrative structure (what's the story and how does it unfold?)
- Crooked or skewed 2D text.
- Occasional misdirected attention (facing away from the action).
5:45-6:15: Gaming Engines and Unity
- What are the big ones?
- Immersive news projects, like Harvest of Change.
- Most projects from Emblematic (including Hunger in Los Angeles, one of the first) and anything walkaround in the Vive.
- Export for Mac, PC, and other platforms like gaming systems. Even the web!
- Let's look at that Harvest of Change project in Unity.
6:15-6:45: How Unity works. Follow along!
Now you will create a scene in Unity3D. If you get lost you can follow along in these notes. Today, focus on doing the following:
- Getting around the Unity environment
- Making a simple scene
- Creating a terrain and applying a texture
- Using the Asset Store
- Adding items from the Asset store to your scene
- Adding 3D sounds to your scene
- Moving through your scene using a First Person Controller
- Exporting your scene for Mac or PC
- Saving your project files to your portable hard drive
- Loading your project and/or scene on an Innovation Lab PC
6:45-8: Work on Assignment 4
- Assignment 4 is to create a Unity scene that you can move through. Note, you will need to use some of what you learn in the next class session to complete the assignment.
- If anyone finishes today, download the Oculus Utilities for Unity and you can enter your creation in the Innovation Lab.