10/19/2017 Lecture Notes

11-11:05: Housekeeping Keiko Ogura, Hiroshima survivor, next Wednesday, Oct. 25 3-4 p.m. in the Herg auditorium. Get more details on all of the events around Ms. Ogura here. Hiroshima VR demos in the Innovation Lab from 4-7 p.m. Sign up to help out here (and yes, you can get extra credit!) 11:05-11:20: Presentation Joshua Race, VR animation 11:20-11:30: Assignment 6 Today is a work day for Assignment 6. Let's see an example. Extra credit if you can get Playmaker to work with the Animator component. For example, watch this. 11:30-11:45: Fuse demonstration...

10/17/2017

REMEMBER: You need to post your URL into blackboard to get graded. If you forgot you can go back and add it, but I will still need to remove one point for lateness. 11-11:10: Presentation Marisa Joachim, Girls in Tech and VR 11:10-11:30: Assignment 5 Who feels good about their Playmaker project? Show and tell with Airplay. Here are some I noted: Larissa, treasure island. Young Woo: cars crashing Serhii, angry animals. Shir, dance party. Kyle, a boating scene. And from the other section: Anqui: treasure box and dragon. Tony: zombies! Julian, explosion triggers...

10/16/2017 Lecture Notes

3:45-3:55: Presentation Lenny Martinez, The Enemy VR experience 3:55-4:10: Assignment 5 Who feels good about their Playmaker project? Show and tell with Airplay. Here are some I noted: Anqui: treasure box and dragon. Tony: zombies! Julian, explosion triggers another explosion. Gabriel, triggering a light effect. Audra, spooky scene with pumpkins and skeleton. James Groh, dying skeleton. Lenny, "the toilet is very green." Matthew, whale jumping into toilet. 4:14-5:05: Mixamo and character animation Using Mixamo.com characters. See this tip sheet. Triggering animations in playmaker Fuse, and how it works (when it works)...

10/12/2017 Lecture Notes

11-11:10: Presentations Isabel Sanchez, WSJ in VR 11:10-11:30: More Playmaker Review: Triggering a sound (whale sound) Triggering an animation (we'll animate a whale) Activating a game object Refer to this tip sheet for more. Or go through the Hutong Games tutorials for Playmaker. 11:30-12:20: Work time Work on Assignment 5, making a scene interactive I can also help students who want to enter their scenes in VR. Try these plugins: Oculus Utilities for Unity 5 (Note, you may have to upgrade your project to Unity 2017 on an Innovation Lab PC first). SteamVR plugin for Vive.

10/11/2017 Lecture Notes

3:45-3:55: Presentations James Groh, Hiroshima VR 3:55-4:15: More Playmaker Triggering an animation (we'll animate a whale) Triggering a sound (whale sound) Activating a game object Refer to this tip sheet for more. Or go through the Hutong Games tutorials for Playmaker. 4:15-5:05: Work time Work on Assignment 5, making a scene interactive I can also help students who want to enter their scenes in VR. Try these plugins: Oculus Utilities for Unity 5 (Note, you may have to upgrade your project to Unity 2017 on an Innovation Lab PC first). SteamVR plugin for...

10/10/2017

Housekeeping Submit URLs to blog posts in Blackboard. If you don't, you risk getting a zero on an assignment. You've been warned, plus this is in the syllabus. Make sure you embed the output (video, etc.) into your post. How to capture sound in Quicktime. The Playmaker link I sent won't work (Google messes up the zip). Please copy from the flash drive I will pass around. 11-11:15: Presentation Joshua Race, VR Animation 11:15-11:30: Review Unity assignment Cool examples, show and tell Marissa, deserted island. Serhii, mountain scene with water....

10/9/2017 Lecture Notes

Housekeeping Submit URLs to blog posts in Blackboard. If you don't, you risk getting a zero on an assignment. You've been warned, plus this is in the syllabus. Make sure you embed the output (video, etc.) into your post. 3:45-4: Presentation Gabriel Acosta The Protectors 4-4:15: Review Unity assignment Cool examples, show and tell Julian, bank robbery Gabe Acosta Baiyu, space Lillion Nadia Problems, questions? 4:15-4:45: Playmaker Basics Playmaker plugin, how it works. Get the plugin (check your email, log in with G.syr.edu, download). You can refer to this step...

10/5/2017 Lecture Notes

Housekeeping If you fix black holes and spherical text and video effects, I will feature your videos on class site and eventually interactive media wall. Be sure to post them in the VRStorytelling YouTube account. Public service announcement: Today-Saturday in Food.com, #Newhouse4PR giving to help Hurricane Maria victims in PR and Virgin Islands. 11-11:20: Presentations SergeyKorovayny, VR and AR in marketing. Shir Mosan, 360 Video and Audio 11:20-11:45: Unity, continued. Continue with the steps for making an  interactive scene in Unity. 11:45-12:20: Assignment Work on Assignment 4 , which is to create a Unity scene...

10/4/17 Lecture Notes

3:45-4: Housekeeping If you fix black holes and spherical text and video effects, I will feature your videos on class site and eventually interactive media wall. Be sure to post them in the VRStorytelling YouTube account. Discussion about Creepy Family Dinner (Lenny) Public service announcement: Thurs-Saturday in Food.com, #Newhouse4PR giving to help Hurricane Maria victims in PR and Virgin Islands. 4-4:10: Presentation Audra Linser, The Displaced 4:10-4:30: Unity, continued. Continue with the steps for making an  interactive scene in Unity. 4:30-5:05: Assignment   Work on Assignment 4 , which is to create a Unity scene that you...