• Virtual Reality is Virtually Unstoppable

    Rapid City Public Library

    Virtual Reality is becoming more and more mainstream. How do you get started? What are the benefits of each platform and device? What are some the best experiences to try first? Come join us and learn answers to these questions and more.

  • This will be our first meetup. Lets introduce ourselves and talk about VR.

    Agenda: -Introductions -Goals and general road map for this user group 1. What is Virtual Reality (VR) a. Types of VR i. 3 Degrees of Freedom 1. Mobile VR Platforms a. How do they work? b. Advantages c. Disadvantages ii. 6 Degrees of Freedom 1. HTC Vice, Oculus Rift, Etc a. How do they work? i. Constellation (Oculus) ii. Lighthouse (HTC Vive) iii. Other Methods b. Inside out vs Outside in tracking c. Room scale 2. Brief History of VR 3. How VR can Impact Different Industries a. Gaming b. Social c. Education d. Psychological Science (phobias and such) e. Entertainment Break Demonstration Period (1 hour) Break 4. How do I get started? a. Consumer i. Mobile ii. Desktop VR b. Development i. Development Platforms 1. Unity 2. Unreal 3. Blender and other 3d modeling programs 5. Training a. Udacity and other online resources 6. Assumption of growth of industry Questions and Answers? Networking and more demos