About this class

    Dive into the world of virtual reality with Mission Bit’s Intro to VR class. This project-based course emphasizes hands-on learning, allowing you to explore the limitless potential of VR. You’ll learn to create immersive experiences using Unity, a powerful and versatile platform for VR development. Perfect for beginners looking to expand your computer science skills, this class offers the perfect opportunity to engage with cutting-edge technology and bring your creative visions to life. Join us and transform the way you see and interact with the world around you!

    What you’ll learn

    VR fundamentals and setup
    • Get comfortable with Meta Quest 2 hardware: Familiarize yourself with the Meta Quest 2, from initial setup to navigating its interface, ensuring a smooth start to your VR journey.
    • Understand VR basics: Grasp the foundational concepts of virtual reality, including how VR works and its various applications.
    • Learn about VR presence and locomotion: Explore techniques to enhance VR presence and manage locomotion, reducing motion sickness and improving overall comfort in virtual environments.
    Unity for VR
    • Navigating Unity’s interface for VR development: Master the Unity interface and tools essential for VR development, allowing you to build and manipulate virtual environments with ease.
    • Utilize the Unity Asset store: Learn how to access and integrate resources from the Unity Asset store to create engaging and immersive VR environments.
    • Learn how to import assets: Gain skills in importing and managing various assets, including 3D models, textures, and animations, to enrich your VR projects.
    • Create engagement through audio and visual feedback: Discover how to use audio and visual cues to enhance user interaction and create more immersive and engaging VR experiences.
    Interactive VR development
    • Develop intuitive user interfaces for VR experiences: Design user-friendly interfaces that enhance the user experience and accessibility of your VR applications.
    • Create and manage interactive objects and environments: Build interactive elements within VR environments, allowing users to engage with and manipulate virtual objects.
    • Integrate hand tracking and gesture recognition: Implement advanced features like hand tracking and gesture recognition to create immersive and natural interactions in VR.
    • Test and refine VR interactions: Utilize testing methods to evaluate and refine VR interactions, ensuring usability and comfort for users in virtual environments.

    Skills you’ll gain

    C# scripting
    Unity editor proficiency
    VR hardware knowledge

    All in the details

    Welcome to an immersive journey into the world of virtual reality with Mission Bit’s VR class. Here’s a sneak peek into what awaits you:

    • Unveiling VR’s essence: Delve into the fundamentals of VR technology, from its intriguing history to its groundbreaking applications across diverse industries. Explore the spectrum of VR experiences, from stationary setups to the captivating realm of room-scale VR.
    • Hands-on exploration: Dive deep into the realm of VR through hands-on demonstrations with the cutting-edge Meta Quest 2. Experience the thrill of immersive, interactive VR firsthand, setting the stage for your creative journey.
    • Introduction to Unity for VR: Navigate the intricacies of Unity tailored specifically for VR development. Harness the power of the Unity Asset Store to discover and import assets that elevate your VR scenes to new heights. From scripting interactions to crafting captivating animations, learn to craft seamless and engaging user experiences.
    • Crafting immersive user interfaces: Dive into the art of designing user interfaces optimized for VR environments. Unlock the basics of C# scripting in Unity, customized to meet the unique demands of VR development.
    • Structured projects and collaborative learning: Put your skills to the test with a series of structured projects, culminating in a final capstone project that showcases your comprehensive VR development prowess. Embrace the spirit of collaboration through group projects, fostering peer learning and creativity.
    • Building a strong community: Beyond technical skills, our class fosters a sense of community through regular community-building exercises. Strengthen class cohesion and forge lasting connections with like-minded VR enthusiasts.

    Ready to embark on a transformative journey into the limitless realms of VR development? Join us and unleash your creativity in the immersive world of virtual reality. Sign up now and take the first step towards crafting your VR masterpiece!

    Questions? We’re here to help.

    Do I have to have a certain computer or software for this class?

    In this class, everything we do is browser-based, meaning you don’t need to download any software, and you can work on almost any device, including laptops and Chromebooks. Mission Bit is happy to provide a free laptop to any student who needs one for class.

    Is previous computer science or design experience necessary?

    Our class is completely beginner-friendly. No previous experience is necessary! We’ll teach you everything you need to know. Come learn with us!

    I just graduated middle school and I’m starting high school in the fall. Can I still apply?

    Yes! All students ages 14-18 are welcome to apply.

    I just graduated high school, can I still apply?

    Yes! All students ages 14-18 are welcome to apply.

    How much does this class cost? What supplies do I need for this class?

    Mission Bit classes are completely free! If you’d like to borrow a computer for class, Mission Bit is happy to provide you with a free laptop.

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