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Saturday, March 14 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop: Intro to Gear VR Development in Unity (Samsung)

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NOTE: This hands-on developer workshop is limited to developers with experience creating applications and projects using Android and/or Unity.

The Samsung Gear VR is a powerful tool for communicating virtual reality experiences. In this workshop you will learn how to develop a Gear VR app using the Oculus SDK and Unity. (We will not cover NDK or Unreal development.) Using Unity, you will create the basic components required of a Gear VR app. You will also learn about Oculus recommendations and requirements, how to optimize your project to run on mobile and some best practices including how to design for user comfort. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a simple 360 degree image viewer that runs in the Gear VR.

Format: 3-hour hands-on workshop, limited number of seats available

Who should attend: Experienced Android app or game developers, no previous Gear VR experience required.

What you should bring: Bring your own laptop and your own Samsung Note 4 and/or Gear VR headset if you have one. We will provide a Note 4 and a Gear VR headset to borrow (to be returned at the end of the workshop). Borrowed devices will be shared in pairs. Your laptop should have an Android development environment set up (Android SDK, NDK, Java JDK, and the appropriate Android platform image). You should also have Unity Free version 4.6 installed and the latest Oculus SDK downloaded (integration of the Oculus SDK into Unity will be covered in the workshop). A detailed setup guide will be sent to all attendees.


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
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