VRHackathon prototype training 3/6 – Your first Android VR application

Datum: 3 augustus 2016 Geschreven door: In:

In preparation of the 2nd Brussels VRhackathon, Be.VR organizes a training for VR tech newbies. The goal here is to provide adequate directions in order to create a prototype that would be technically & conceptually viable. The whole training will be divided in 2 parts :
– 1 on the basic VR technical side (4 courses in September)
– 1 on the VR creative (team) side (2 courses in October).

In order to guarantee quality, attendance will be (strictly) limited to 10 seats (for at least the first 4 trainings)– this is a requirement from tutors. As demand is strong, there might be selection required – based on the following:
– first registered / first served (mainly, but as well based on the following points…)
– profile type of the motivated learner (Pro/ Hobby Dev, Art Designer, Hardware, data driven profile…) – this is in order to create a group dynamic
– participation to the Brussels October VRHackathon (you need to purchase your tickets)
– total number of workshops taken (the more you take, the more chances you get accepted for the program…)

Special offer with the VRHackathon (thanks to the Microsoft Innovation Center):
– if you participate (“participate” = list of presence will be set in place at each workshops) to the entire VRhackathon training program (6 workshops) -> FREE entry to the VRHackathon (your ticket will be reimbursed).
– if you participate to 4 Workshops ->50% off the VRHackathon price (in addition to early bird discount if subscription before the 31st of August)
– if you participate to 2 workshops ->25% off the VRHackathon price (in addition to early bird discount if subscription before the 31st of August)

————– Your first Android VR application (1 session of 2 hours) ————– This workshop is for everybody that want to learn how easy it is to deploy an Android game during a hackathon. under Unity 3D.
You are going to learn how to create, and deploy, a simple virtual reality application in Unity3D using: Unity Native support, the cardboard and the Gear VR.
– Brief introduction of the mobile advantages and possibilities in VR
– Installation of the required tools: Java SDK and Android SDK
– Creation and compilation of a “Hello World” APK
– Introduction to the native virtual reality support of Unity3D
– Introduction to the Google Cardboard plug-in
– Introduction to the Gear VR plug-in and the oSig files
Bonus: Use profiling tool to improve your application.

Requirements for the workshop:
– Basic Knowledge of Unity3D
– A Windows laptop with Unity3D installed
– No coding skills is required to follow the workshop
– IT knowledge is a plus
– A cardboard of any type

Tutor of this session:
Eloi Strée is an autodidact as Unity3D developer in the video game industry, my speciality is the video game prototyping in new technologies mainly in Virtual Reality. 


Rule n°1: Always have a Gear VR with you
Rule n°2: Do every game jam you can afford
Rule n°3: Always try to do crazy project, like a game for blind people in Virtual Reality !

25€ for non-students
15€ for students (To be paid in advance via Bank transfer (in order to validate subscription). Details only communicated to the selected profiles (confirmation by August the 15th).)

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"To begin with, Virtual Reality is a part of computer science and it represents a new approach to computer science. Instead of treating the computer as a box that's out there that is supposed to accomplish something, you put a human being in the center and say, "Let's look at the human being closely. Let's see how people perceive the world or how they act. Let's design a computer to fit very closely around them, like a glove, you might say. Let's match up the technology to exactly what people are good at.""
Jaron Lanier, 1992