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About the Course

This course will begin your journey to creating Virtual Reality experiences. A Virtual Reality experience is a new world that you step into and are entirely immersed in. Creating a VR experience means creating that world and all the objects in it. In this course you will learn the basics of 3D graphics: how we create objects and how to lay them out to create an environment. You will learn techniques like materials and texturing that make your objects appear realistic. You will also learn about audio techniques to ensure that your experiences sound great as well as looking great. In all of these topics we will pay attention to the particular requirements of Virtual Reality, including pitfalls and performance issues: making sure your environment runs fast enough in VR. You will learn all of this using the professional game and VR engine, Unity3D. Unity is one of the most used game engine and is a relatively easy, but fully featured, introduction to 3D development. The course will culminate in a project in which you will create your own VR scene. VR development is something you can only learn by doing it yourself, so working on your project will be the best way to learn....

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This course refreshed my skills of developing 3D models and environments in Unity3D software. Some new learnings were interesting and useful - viz. how and where to to get 3D models.


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Can be tough because there are multiple media options to build projects but overall will help you become comfortable with various VR systems.

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By Renee D R

Jun 10, 2018

The tutorials leave a lot to be desired, and I have some expertise on this because I'm a college instructor and have been producing video tutorials for years. Most of the videos are more like demonstrations, as opposed to instruction. The first couple of courses in this specialization are fine, because it doesn't get deeply into the meat of using Unity. If you already know how to use Unity3D, then you'll probably be able to complete the 5 classes without a problem. If you didn't know how to use Unity (or Unreal, etc.) when you started these classes, then I wouldn't recommend that you take the 5 course series. It just gets worse. The material gets more complex but the videos don't instruct. They provide a sort of general overview of what to do. Even when you are provided with some materials (such as scripts or Unity packages) they don't always work.Once you get past class 2, you better have A LOT of extra time in your life because you'll probably be spending many hours hunting down additional help online, watching loads of extra videos and doing a bunch of trial and error hours just to get to the point where you have a project you can upload to the course assignment page. I'm in the middle of course 4 of the 5, by the way.

By Ian C

Sep 6, 2020

I loved the first course of this specialization ("Introduction to Virtual Reality"), but I found this one to be a little underwhelming.

To be fair though, I half expected this disappointment, simply because most of the course is dedicated to teaching Unity. If you are a complete beginner, I think this is not a good way to learn Unity. Learning how to use Unity is not about knowing how place a 3D object and scale it, it is about feeling confident enough when using the engine, that learning new ways of using it does not feel like a huge effort. This is better achieved through dedicated tutorials, with "code along" projects etc... If you do not know anything about Unity, you should be prepared to spend a lot more time than indicated here.

If you know Unity however, I think it is cool to have to spend some time designing a VR environment for the assignments, I really enjoyed doing it!

Regarding the theory, I loved the section about audio for VR, which was very synthetic, and really emphasized what audio can bring to the experience, and how to use it at its best. The graphics part was also good, especially if you don't know anything about computer graphics in general, but I feel that the specificities of VR for graphics could have been better discussed. Here I only have anecdotal differences (for instance, bump maps does not work well in VR.).

At the end of the first course ("Introduction to Virtual Reality"), I had the feeling that I had learned how to describe a VR project with precise technical terms. Unfortunately, with this course, I do not feel as if I had learned a solid framework to set up and describe my environment modeling project (for instance: how do you scale objects to make sure it feels good? What reference scale should we use?).

Last point, I have the feeling that the teaching staff has deserted the forums. Last message I could find from a teacher or teaching assistant was dated back 2 or 3 years ago. Now forums are flooded with students asking for positive reviews for their assignments, which I think is a pity.

By Devanshi J

Apr 29, 2021

A perfect course to start off learning Virtual Reality with hands-on experience. I loved the entire learning process with the University of London. The faculties teaching this course were really good, teaching one at the fundamental levels. The only thing that made the road a little rough was the VR set-up and other Unity functions enabling, as it was not easy to find out the right versions and set up for Unity at times. But once you sort it off, exploring the platform be so much fun. :)

By Mansuri K Y

Jul 17, 2020



By Johan v M

Nov 11, 2017

Again a very good course in this specialization. This course gives in-depth introduction of many aspects of VR development. It goes beyond a shallow introduction. It gives you the necessary knowledge to start experimenting on your own.

I also like the fact that there are multiple teachers, who are experts in their field.

By Patricia A

Oct 15, 2018

I can't say enough about how amazing this course is! 3D Models for Virtual Reality cover 3D graphics and how they work in VR, audio asset types and how they work in VR and the VR graphics pipeline as well as ow all of these work with human perception.


Oct 13, 2020

Realmente fue de mucha ayuda los videos y toda la información que nos compartieron agradezco a los tutores a a los que hacen posible estos cursos para seguir aprendiendo día tras día.

By Abhijeet C

Jan 15, 2018

This course refreshed my skills of developing 3D models and environments in Unity3D software. Some new learnings were interesting and useful - viz. how and where to to get 3D models.


Nov 20, 2020

I want to unenroll

By Nikolas C

Dec 24, 2017

Excelent concepts and help during tutorials.... it will be really easy if you have experience in 3D modeling software.

The lecturers conveys the information accurately and they really know about the subject that they are teaching.

Really exciting experience.

By Thomas F

Feb 12, 2021

A valuable walk through all major unity 3d features. You have to prove that you can handle these with our own ideas. Some technical terms are not that easy for a non native english speaking. The course definitly brought me to the front !

By Nayan K R

Sep 5, 2020

Outstanding Course and Nice to be practical. But reviewing my project takes too much time, that was disappointing! Otherwise it was a great course. Lots of new things have learnt by me by completing the praiseworthy Course!

By Soumay G

Aug 7, 2020

Hands on training, documentation, forums will help us to know more about the Unity Project. Peer Graded Assignment will help to develop good projects as we review their projects and we receive the reviews of our project.

By Lissa A

Mar 18, 2019

Loving learning about VR and space design in this coarse; so much to learn, but the content isn't overwhelming - you're given resources to continue learning its great!

By Diego D

Jul 19, 2019

Good course to get started in VR dev without freaking out! A glimpse of scripting and mostly getting used to the software by assets management.

By Rhuta J

Jun 9, 2020

Lovely step by step instructions which are easy to follow.Had a lot of fun developing the projects. Received invaluable feedback on it too.

By Muhammad U Y

Dec 13, 2018

As a beginner in this field this is the course you need and also other best thing it will well equipped you for further development.

By Ahmed A

May 22, 2020

I've learned a lot from this course, and also was presented with some new terms like plausibility, place, and embodiment illusions.

By Ellen I

Aug 22, 2020

The content of the course is fine, although the second part could use a little more content, so you can really expand your project and bring in just a bit more functionality.

The peer reviews are bad ... I have the impression that a (large?) part of the participants does not take it seriously at all. I reviewed six assignments that had no description and no unity project. I think that is a shame, because it is very educational to view and assess other people's projects. I therefore also distrust the assessment of my own project by the other participants. How serious was that?

By Alexandra S

Feb 4, 2022

I am very dissapointed with this course. I have done already more than ten different courses on Coursera, but this one is the worst.

First of all, here are not enough students and the grading and peer grading is taking lot of time, so you have to wait for certificates.

Second, Unity tutorials are old and very bad. There are project submissions, but nobody will tell you how to upload and what to upload. My project file has 2GB and I have no chance to upload it to My submission. In other courses are exact instructions how to upload in new Tools we have to learn. Here is nothing and also the tone of the teaching persons is very bad one.

I regret that I started this course and I am not sure if I will finish it.

By Rushikesh D

Jan 12, 2021

the course only provide some interface information about unity. the videos are tooooo short and provide very little information about tool. If you want to make such course, then please provide step by step hands on approach.

By Shimi H

Dec 5, 2021

This course is a huge waste of time. My first project still hasn't been graded properly. Either as a function of poor quality attendees, or just systemic problems, peer grading is a joke.

By Viprav L

Jun 25, 2021

It doesn't explain how to open VR mode on Unity properly because even after trying for 2 whole days I can't find the Virtual Reality Supported button anywhere.

By Hernán P C A

Aug 28, 2020

muy bueno, he aprendido mucho referente a la parte teórica de mallas, materiales que desconocía mucho la diferencia y sus propiedades. espero volver a retomar una nueva capacitación mas avanzada, hasta eso seguiré practicando y desarrollando habilidades... gracias por todo

By Nikhil Y

Jul 9, 2020

It really couldn't have been better. Everything was right up to the mark; right from theoretical knowledge to practical hands-on lectures. It was just a perfect experience.