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COMP 1910 - Introduction to 3D Simulations and VR/AR

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course is aimed at those with no graphics or 3D modelling experience. Students will learn how to create 3D models, then add texture maps and make them interactive online. Then there is an introduction to creating mixed reality simulations. Two open source tools are used; Blender 3D, and Gimp, plus the industry standard Unity Game Engine. Blender is used to create, manipulate and modify 3D models;, Gimp is used create seamless texture maps ;, and the Unity Engine is used to set up an interactive scene. Each student must provide their own 16 GB USB memory stick to save their work. Labs and exercises focus on how to create a 3D model in Blender, and then how to use scripts in Unity to interact with these models in a browser. After creating 3D simulations, students will explore Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. They will learn to create an account and download the Vuforia extension for Unity in order to create a simple mixed reality demo. Participants will also have access to a Microsoft HoloLens, a Virtual Reality headset, to experiment with creating their own demo in a VR/AR environment. Upon successful completion, students will be able to create a basic 3D simulation and have a basic understanding of Virtual and Augmented Reality. COMP 1910 students may want to complete COMP 1011 UX/UI Fundamentals concurrently.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of using a Windows PC and file management.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$599.00

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 83002

Sun Jan 14 - Sun Apr 15 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 14 - Apr 15 Sun 09:00 - 12:00 BBY SE06 Rm. 104

Instructor

Richard Morency

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. No class February 11 (Family Day) or April 1 (Easter).

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 63957

Sun Apr 22 - Sun Jul 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 22 - Jul 22 Sun 09:00 - 12:00 BBY SE06 Rm. 104

Instructor

Richard Morency

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. No class May 20 (Victoria Day) or July 1 (Canada Day).

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and install two open source tools for 3D Modelling.
  • Describe and install Unity.
  • Download and install the Vuforia extension for Unity.
  • Create and modify models.
  • Create UV maps.
  • Apply materials and textures to models.
  • Create seamless texture maps.
  • Set-up a scene and add lighting.
  • Develop a simple Graphic User Interface( GUI) navigation for a virtual environment.
  • Set-up a simple Unity project.
  • Edit C# scripts that interact with a simulation.
  • Manipulate scripts to track user actions within the simulation.
  • Develop a simple Vuforia application using a graphical work flow.
  • Create a simple Unity Mixed Reality demo for the Microsoft HoloLens.

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

COMP 1910 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
    Part-time   Statement of Completion
  2. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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