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English
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Goldsmiths, University of London

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Virtual Characters

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 70 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Virtual Characters | Realism5m
Agents and Avatars5m
Applications of Virtual Characters11m
Introduction to Character Animation3m
Cristina5m
Designing Virtual Characters7m
Importing a Virtual Character to Unity8m
Embodiment in Unity using Mobile VR15m
Project Briefing2m
6 readings
Uncanny Valley10m
Course Blog10m
Getting Started in Unity10m
Where to Download Virtual Characters10m
Unity Mecanim Tutorial10m
Virtual Character Project Brief10m
2 practice exercises
Virtual Characters Quiz30m
Planning your project10m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Body Animation in VR

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 67 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Introduction to Skeletal Animation5m
Introduction to Motion Capture3m
Speech7m
Posture and Gesture4m
Backchannel4m
Sensing the User’s Body Language2m
Proxemics2m
Body Language for Avatars5m
Applying Motion Capture Data onto a Virtual Character10m
Speech Interaction11m
Gesture Interaction7m
4 readings
Markerless mocap10m
Bodily Communication10m
Where can you find Mocap data10m
The Virtual Character Interaction Scripts10m
1 practice exercise
Body Movement10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Facial Animation

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 58 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Introduction to Facial Expressions4m
Introduction to Facial Expression in Unity19m
Blinking and Lip Sync Animation5m
The Importance of Gaze in Social Interaction4m
Gaze Interaction15m
Other Facial Features and Their Psychological Effect4m
3 readings
Interaction Scripts10m
Facial Animation: find out more10m
Gaze Animation10m
1 practice exercise
Facial Expressions30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Social VR

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
The Psychology Behind Social Interaction4m
Challenges in Human-Avatar Interaction4m
Challenges in Human-Agent Interaction4m
Evaluation of Social Interaction in VR3m
Self-Avatar | Implementation and Applications3m
Summary of Social VR1m
6 readings
Automatic Imitation10m
Extended reading: applications using Virtual Characters10m
Human-avatar: Social VR apps10m
Human-agent interaction10m
Embodiment - implementation and psychological effect10m
Thank you10m

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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....
Virtual Reality

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