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Udacity: VR Scenes and Objects

In this course, you’ll learn the the fundamentals of using the Unity Game Engine to build beautiful and performant VR scenes. Starting from basic game objects, you will learn about transforms and materials, so that you can position objects and make them look realistic. Next, you will experiment with animations and cameras in order to make our scenes more engaging in VR. And finally, you will add some complex lighting to your scene to really make your experience really stand out.

Why Take This Course?
You want to make beautiful VR experiences that perform well and impress your users. This course teaches how to use models, materials, textures, cameras, animation and lights to make attractive VR environments..


You’ll design and build a modern apartment and learn VR best-practices along the way. VR development requires a firm knowledge of 3D models and rendering. This course provides the essential 3D pipeline knowledge needed to produce high quality VR applications.

Syllabus

### Game Objects
- Create game objects in Unity that represent primitives and meshes
- Establish parent and child relationships between game objects

### Materials
- Learn how to assign a material to objects
- Learn how to assign textures to a material
- Be able to identify the purpose of shaders and how to use them
- Be able to identify the basic inputs to Unity’s Physically-Based Rendering system and use them

### Animation
- Learn how to keyframe an animation
- Learn how to adjust the speed of an animation with curves and the timeline
- Learn how to differentiate an animation clip from an animation controller
Learn how to use a script to trigger an animation

### Cameras
- Be able to inspect the camera component and its properties
- Create a simple VR camera and understand how stereo rendering is implemented
- Learn how to implement Google’s VR Camera and understand the advantages of Google’s SDK compared to simple VR camera

### Lights
- Learn how to add a light game object to a scene and understand the difference between different types of lights
- Be able to correctly choose between real-time and baked lighting for scene
- Learn how to implement baked lighting and optimize light maps for mobile VR
- Learn how to adjust Unity’s Player & Quality settings to reach peak performance on mobile VR
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Provider Udacity
Language English
Hours 6 hours a week
Calendar 2 weeks long

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