This course requires minimal outside work and no grades will be given. Participants may be asked to download software in advance of certain class workshops.
Week 1: Introductions and Basics of Photogrammetry and Mobile Lidar
In our first week, we will get to know each other and what skills you want to get out of the class. In this first lecture and workshop, participants will learn about the hardware and software required for two methods of 3D production: photogrammetry and mobile lidar. We will also cover the workflow that is involved in producing photogrammetric and lidar 3D models. This will be the only portion of the course that will be less “hands-on” and more informational, due to technical restrictions of teaching these methods remotely.
Week 2: Virtual Reality Building with Mozilla Hubs and Spoke
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to Mozilla Hubs and how to use the built-in functionality. For more customized environments, we will also cover how to build your own basic environment and bring it into Mozilla Hubs through Spoke, Mozilla Hub’s web editor. Participants will also learn how to build their own customized personal avatar to use within the environment. This workshop will be tailored to building VR exhibition spaces.
Week 3: Introduction to Augmented Reality with Artivive
This workshop will introduce participants to the design and mechanics of augmented reality. We will focus on working with images, bringing digital objects into live environments through the use of the Artivive app. Attendees will create free Artivive accounts and learn to create an AR animation.
Week 4: Introduction to WebVR with A-Frame and Final Project/Work/Practice Exchange
In our final class together, we will begin with a workshop on A-Frame, a coding language for WebXR. Students will learn how to bring 3D objects into a browser and make basic transformations to their position, rotation, and scale. Then, each student will have a chance to present and discuss their current work, practice, or thoughts on what they have learned over the past several weeks.