2/21/2018: Unity

5:15-5:45: Housekeeping 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). Funk n Waffles concert (Samarth Sharma and Jack Clarendo) Remembrance Scholars (Katherine Conti, Max Nelson, Rachel Roth) Super Bowl Party (Kyle Desiderio, Ryan Kehr, Wenwen Qiu) Black Panther premiere (Brittany Belo, Brian Shantz, Tania Joseph) Fifth team: had production issues, turning in soon. Common issues: Lack of context (where am I?) and narrative structure (what's the story and how does it unfold?) Crooked or skewed 2D...

2/14/2017 Lecture Notes: Nadir patches and more

5:15-5:30: Housekeeping VRStorytelling.org Web site is back up -- hooray! Remember to sign up soon for a research presentation date. News and finds in the Facebook group. How are shoots going? Any tips on getting KeyMission to reliably sync with the app? 5:30-5:45: Nadir patch Create a PNG with a transparent background. Can be created in Photoshop or Illustrator. Here's an Adobe Illustrator template. From Illustrator, choose File > Export As > PNG. On the confirmation page, make sure the background around the circle appears transparent (it should have white and gray...

2/7/2018 Lecture Notes

5:15-5:30: Housekeeping. Remember to sign up for a slot to present for your VR research presentation. See examples from past classes on the Class Presentations page. And remember to share finds, either by posting to Twitter with #VRStorytelling as the hashtag, or in the Facebook group. let's try to take over the hashtag this week! Let's look at some news! 5:30-6: Complete Adobe + Skybox training Prof. Pacheco will review the entire workflow quickly. Transitions between clips: block dissolve. The old SkyBox VR Tools / Mettle plugins are now in the Immersive Video Effects folder. The 2D text...

1/31/2018 Lecture Notes: Adobe Premiere and Skybox

5:15-5:45: Meet at the Cage. Cage training and initiation 5:45-6: Housekeeping. Check #VRStorytelling  hashtag and Facebook group. Assignment 2 is due Sunday by midnight. Sign up for a slot to present for your VR research presentation. See examples from past classes on the Class Presentations page. Other due dates are now in the class schedule. 6-7: 206B, Adobe Premiere and Skybox VR tools training. Open the Adobe Premiere tutorial from NHMediahelp.syr.edu. Work with the videos on this Google Drive folder. (Note: you must first be signed in with your G.syr.edu account, NOT your regular Google account!) Or,...

1/24/2018 Lecture Notes

5:15 -5:30: Welcome back! Sundance VR report Reminder about Blackboard Reminder about VRStorytelling Facebook group. Let's see what people shared. #VRStorytelling hashtag RoadtoVR.com is a good industry source to check. 5:30-5:45: What makes for a good 360 video? New York Times Daily 360 examples And check out their bloopers! Try a few good student projectsin Cardboards (use Homidos) With Love restaurant When tea meets flower Lava Pour Holden Observatory Newhouse school tour Roller derby 5:45-6: Using Nikon KeyMission 360s. Demonstration with one Do's and don'ts of 360. No behind the...

1/17/2018 Lecture Notes

1. Overview of class, introductions (5:15-5:55 – 40 mins) Presentation Grad student requirement: collaborative project, details coming soon. (Undergrads can also use this for extra credit). 2. Preparing your phone for VR (5:55-6:05 – 10 min) 3. Great final projects examples from the last year (6:05-6:35 - 30 min) With Love (Ying Chen) Mindfulness (Julian King) A day in the bio lab (Nuo Yin) A tour of the Newhouse broadcast studio (Isabel Sanchez) Abolitionist museum in Seneca Falls (Aubrey Moore) 360 video of a choir with spatial audio (Shir Mosan) Time Square (Trang...

12/5/2017 Lecture Notes

11-11:15: Presentation Young Woo Koh, VR in Military 11:15-11:25: Housekeeping Shared Unity assets How to request new ones Please do your course evaluations! Today is last class. Use Wednesday as a work day (I will be flying). 11:25-11:40: How to turn in final projects If your project is in Unity: Create a screencast and upload to YouTube. Write a blog post with the YouTube embedded. Create an export of your project for the VR headset you are building it for (Oculus, Vive). Put your export into the Final Projects folder on the desktop of the...

12/4/2017 Lecture Notes

3:45-4: Presentation Shuran Huang 4-4:05: Housekeeping Shared Unity assets How to request new ones Please do your course evaluations! Today is last class. Use Wednesday as a work day (I will be flying). 4:05-4:20: How to turn in final projects If your project is in Unity: Create a screencast and upload to YouTube. Write a blog post with the YouTube embedded. Create an export of your project for the VR headset you are building it for (Oculus, Vive). Put your export into the Final Projects folder on the desktop of the PC for...

11/14/2017 Lecture Notes

11-11:30: Samantha Koenig, NextVR. 11:30-11:50: Research presentations Julian King Kyle Slyva AR/VR in Automotive Industry Qian Zhu 11:50-12: Insta360 Pro progress Look at test footage Workflow for autostitching. You can find this on the Tips page in the future. Grad students who have filled out this form with 360 tour will have cage access first. 12-12:20: Work time Work on Assignment 8 if you still need time (I have Scann3D on Android if you want to try it), or ... Feel free to do a test video or two with the Insta360 Pro. If you...