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Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 2 of 5 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Goldsmiths, University of London

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

3D Graphics

5 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 73 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
16 videos
What are 3D Graphics?1m
Introduction to Integrated Development Environments (IDE)1m
Why Use A-Frame?3m
Open VR with Lance Putman5m
Unreal Engine3m
Introduction to Unity2m
3D Space3m
Unity User Interface6m
Navigating in Unity4m
Objects and Meshes2m
Creating Objects in Unity | Primitives5m
Creating 3D Assets2m
The Asset Store8m
Importing Assets From Unity and Other Places6m
VR Environment Project13m
7 readings
Course Blog10m
Learning To Use A-Frame5m
Learning Unity5m
Setting Up Unity1h
Unity Basics5m
Importing Assets5m
VR Project Brief10m
4 practice exercises
Reflection on Your Skills for VR Work4m
Choosing Game Engines4m
3D Graphics30m
Planning your project10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

VR Graphics

4 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 60 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
16 videos
Transforms4m
Compound Objects1m
Positioning, Scaling, and Transforming Primitives in Unity5m
Cameras in VR2m
Unity VR Mode | Setting Up Cameras | Standard and VR2m
Keyframe Animation3m
Keyframe Animation in Unity7m
Introduction to Materials1m
Lights in VR2m
Lights in Unity4m
Materials2m
Materials in Unity4m
Textures2m
Textures in Unity4m
Working on Your Project7m
4 readings
Transforms and Cameras5m
Setting up VR mode10m
Unity Animation10m
Graphics in Unity10m
1 practice exercise
VR Graphics Quiz14m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

VR Audio

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 66 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
What is Sound?8m
How Do Humans Perceive Sound?8m
What is Digital Audio?8m
How is Sound Useful?3m
How Do We Use Sound in VR?6m
General Guidance for Using Sound2m
How Do We Use Filters in VR?3m
Audio Formats, Sources and Listeners in Unity6m
Audio Effects in Unity4m
Unity Audio Clips and Files3m
Audio Mixers in Unity7m
Audio in Unity | Additional Resources1m
Summary1m
2 readings
Learning More About Audio in Unity15m
Now It's Your Turn!30m
1 practice exercise
Audio and Revision Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Content Creation: What works in VR?

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 67 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Polygons to Pixels4m
Motion to Photon2m
Global Illumination4m
Why Do We Need Different Graphics Techniques for VR?6m
Further Learning1m
Unity Resources5m
Unity Examples11m
Learning VR Content Creation16m
Summary| Creating VR Worlds6m
Project Advice6m
5 readings
Unity Shaders10m
Techniques for Optimising a VR Experience10m
Further Learning in Unity10m
Final Project Requirements10m
Thank you10m
2 practice exercises
What Works in VR?2m
How is VR Content Creation Different?2m

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About the Virtual Reality Specialization

This specialisation from the University of London will introduce you to virtual reality. Virtual reality is one of the most highly requested skill sets in the jobs market, and this specialisation will give you an introduction to the subject and key skills in the field. You will hear from world-leading lecturers and industry experts, use Unity to develop your own VR environment, and end the specialisation by creating your first VR game....
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