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Virtual Reality Overview for Developers

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Learn how to start developing for VR. This course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to tackle a number of different VR projects using Google VR for Android.

Virtual reality and augmented reality are popular concepts that excite many technical professionals with the array of creative possibilities they present—but how do programmers actually approach these abilities? What tools do they need? What languages do they use? In this course, learn how to start developing for VR. Michael House equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to tackle a number of different VR projects using Google VR for Android. He explains how to set up your development environment by installing Unity, JDK, and Android SDK. He also shows how to use cameras to view VR environments, and work with the different inputs available to interact with your virtual world.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • How to use the exercise files
1. Virtual Reality Overview
  • The state of virtual reality
  • VR concepts
2. Set Up a Development Environment
  • Install Unity
  • Install JDK and Android SDK
3. Introduction to the VR Environment
  • Set up a project
  • Create scripts
  • Add a custom skybox
  • Build settings
  • Mobile device configuration
  • Build to Android
4. Understand VR Cameras
  • Standard camera
  • Orbit camera
5. Interact with the VR Environment
  • Physical button
  • Gaze
  • Virtual button
6. Advanced Development
  • Warp to targets
  • Forward movement
  • Pick up and move objects
  • Spatial audio
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Michael House

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