• Lightning Lesson: Designing the UI for VR

    Upload LA

    • What we'll do This Lightning Learn will cover how to design and build clean user interfaces for your VR experience. UI is the interaction and navigation framework of experiences, and can easily break immersion if designed poorly. Yet when designed well, good UI both enables and empowers the user to experience your product on a deeper level. Who would have thought a few buttons could be so important! In this session, we will walk you through the basics of using Unity's UI features, so you can design seemless navigation through product features. Interested in learning how to build Virtual Reality? Here’s a secret: it’s not that difficult to get started! Come on over so we can prove it to you. MORE INFO AND TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lightning-lesson-designing-the-ui-for-vr-tickets-43727098930 Lightning Learns are a free series designed introduce people to building their VR worlds using Unity. Our mission is to teach as many people how to build VR as possible. We’re here to give you the tools and resources you need to accelerate your learning. This series will introduce you to a ton of different areas of VR design and development, with the goal of introducing you to Unity, the latest VR experiences exemplifying the lessons’ themes, and a clearer idea of how to get into the industry. And by the way, feeling the fire to learn and ambition to build each week? Keep on coming! You will leave with your own VR-Ready project by the end of the series. • What to bring No prior experience needed. An interest in emerging technology and curiosity of Virtual and Augmented Reality. Your own computer with the latest version of Unity downloaded. • Important to know https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lightning-lesson-designing-the-ui-for-vr-tickets-43727098930

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  • Free Trial Lesson: Virtual Reality Development Course

    • What we'll do DESCRIPTION Come learn about our 10-week VR Development with Unity Course and receive a 2-hour trial lesson! In this session, you will get a tour of the Upload space, try VR experiences, learn more about the course, and receive a free sample lesson from two of our Upload instructors. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn about the course, this session will give you insight into the Upload EDU teaching style and learning opportunities to jumpstart you as a VR developer. WHAT'S INCLUDED: • A tour of our space, + VR demos • Overview of our program with time for Q&A • Trial Class: Rapidly Prototype a VR Experience • Stay after to play around on our HTC Vives and Oculus Rifts • Networking with other excited students SCHEDULE 6:00pm: Grab a drink, play with the VR demos, and learn about our Co-Working space. 6:30pm: VR Development Course Info Session: Hear from the Instructors 6:50pm: Q&A with Instructors and Upload Staff 7:00pm: 1-Hour Trial Class 8:00pm: Networking, complete enrollment, and play VR games in our Holodeck Rooms PREREQUISITES: None! Come and listen to learn more about the course. Bring a laptop if you would like to participate in the trial-class (does not need to be a VR-ready computer) About Upload Upload is the leading news, coworking, events and education provider in the VR industry. For more info check out upload.io. Questions? Please email [masked] or check out our course online. • What to bring • Important to know https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-trial-lesson-virtual-reality-development-night-course-los-angeles-tickets-44165260483

  • Lightning Lesson: Learn Particle Systems for VR

    • What we'll do Interested in learning how to build Virtual Reality? Here’s a secret: it’s not that difficult to get started! Come on over so we can prove it to you. This Lightning Learn will cover how to design and build particle systems for your VR experience. Particles are small, simple images or meshes that are displayed and moved in huge groups by a particle system. Together, the particles create the impression of a complete entity, examples being smoke, fire, light beams, snow and others. In this session, we will walk you through the basics of using particle systems, so you can use them to add key details and elements to your scene. MORE INFO AND TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lightning-lesson-learn-particle-systems-for-vr-tickets-43725754910 • What to bring No prior experience needed. An interest in emerging technology and curiosity of Virtual and Augmented Reality. Your own computer with the latest version of Unity downloaded. • Important to know Lightning Learns are a series designed to introduce people to building their VR worlds using Unity. Our mission is to teach as many people how to build VR as possible. We’re here to give you the tools and resources you need to accelerate your learning. This series will introduce you to a ton of different areas of VR design and development, with the goal of introducing you to Unity, the latest VR experiences exemplifying the lessons’ themes, and a clearer idea of how to get into the industry.

  • Augmented Reality 1-Week Course: Info Session + Demonstrations

    Come learn about Upload’s new 1-Week Intensive Intro to AR Development Course! In this session, you will get a tour of the space, hear a detailed overview of the curriculum and the major learning objectives, be exposed to some of the emergent AR hardware, and watch a live demonstration of what AR development looks like inside of Unity. This session will give you insight into the Upload EDU platform and what learning opportunities exist to jumpstart you as an AR developer. SCHEDULE: Thursday, February 15th (6-8pm) 6:00pm - Refreshments + tour of the Upload LA campus 6:30pm - Overview of the course with time for Q&A 7:00pm - Hardware + live AR development demonstrations 8:00pm - Complete enrollment and networking with other excited students RSVP on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/augmented-reality-1-week-course-info-session-demonstrations-tickets-43041870393

  • Virtual Reality 101: Night Course Info Session + Trial Class

    • What we'll do Are you interested in learning how to create your own VR experiences? Join us at Upload LA for an info session on our flagship 10-week VR Development Night Course which starts on January 23rd. Following the info session, you will have the opportunity to participate in a trial lesson led by our course instructors! You won't want to miss this! • What to bring Our classroom is equipped with VR-ready PC's for our students to use, but bring your own laptop if you'd like to participate in the trial class in case all of our stations fill up! • Important to know https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-reality-101-night-course-info-session-trial-class-los-angeles-tickets-41397648481

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  • Virtual Reality 101: Night Course Info Session + Trial Class - Los Angeles

    Don't forget to RSVP through Eventbrite!!! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-reality-101-night-course-info-session-trial-class-los-angeles-tickets-38062425740) Come learn about our 10-week VR Development with Unity Course and receive a 2-hour trial lesson! In this session, you will get a tour of the Upload space, try VR experiences, learn more about the course, and receive a free sample lesson from two of our Upload instructors. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn about the course, this session will give you insight into the Upload EDU teaching style and learning opportunities to jumpstart you as a VR developer. WHAT'S INCLUDED: • A tour of our space, + VR demos • 30-min overview of our program with time for Q&A • 2 Hour Trial Class: Rapidly Prototype a VR Experience • Stay after to play around on our HTC Vives and Oculus Rifts • Networking with other excited students SCHEDULE Monday, December 4th (6:00pm-9:00pm) 6:00pm: Tours begin. Grab a drink, play with the VR demos, and learn about our Co-Working space. 6:30pm: VR Development Course Info Session: Hear from the Instructors 6:50pm: Q&A with Instructors and Upload Staff 7:00pm: 2-Hour Trial Class: Rapidly Prototype a VR Experience 9:00pm: Networking, drinks, complete enrollment, and play VR games in our Holodeck Rooms MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: Darius Clarke: Metaverse-Ographer, Serious Games Association Darius Clarke is an Software Programmer and High School Software Development Teacher. He created a simulation for a university research project that allowed high school students to explore and compare 3D paths of simulated paper airplanes. He also supports the Serious Games movement, helping with conferences. Recently he has been exploring Virtual Reality's possibility for not just being "fantasy vision" but enabling its "X-ray vision" power to help our youth see the invisible forces that exist around us, continually shaping and reshaping their lives and ours. Tiffany Raber: Researcher, Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT) Tiffany Raber is a Unity developer, 3D asset creator/designer, and biomedical illustrator. A recent graduate from the Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Tiffany grew a passion for interactive medical education/simulation techniques in the AR/VR space. She believes that the advancement of MedVR will directly impact and transform the field, improving patient experience, surgical training, science education, and overall user health. Currently, Tiffany is a Visiting Research Assistant, working in modeling and simulation in VR, at The U.S. Army Research Laboratory West, located at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. PREREQUISITES: None! Come and listen to learn more about the course Bring a laptop if you would like to participate in the trial-class (does not need to be a VR-ready computer) About Upload Upload is the leading news, coworking, events and education provider in the VR industry. For more info check out https://upload.io/. Questions? Please email [masked] or check out our course online: https://upload.io/courses/night-course/

  • Virtual Reality 101: Night Course Info Session + Trial Class - Los Angeles

    Don't forget to RSVP through Eventbrite!!! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-reality-101-night-course-info-session-trial-class-los-angeles-tickets-38061544103) Come learn about our 10-week VR Development with Unity Course and receive a 2-hour trial lesson! In this session, you will get a tour of the Upload space, try VR experiences, learn more about the course, and receive a free sample lesson from two of our Upload instructors. Whether you’re exploring a career in VR, want to prototype an idea or just want to learn about the course, this session will give you insight into the Upload EDU teaching style and learning opportunities to jumpstart you as a VR developer. WHAT'S INCLUDED: • A tour of our space, + VR demos • 30-min overview of our program with time for Q&A • 2 Hour Trial Class: Rapidly Prototype a VR Experience • Stay after to play around on our HTC Vives and Oculus Rifts • Networking with other excited students SCHEDULE Monday, November 6th (6:00pm-9:00pm) 6:00pm: Tours begin. Grab a drink, play with the VR demos, and learn about our Co-Working space. 6:30pm: VR Development Course Info Session: Hear from the Instructors 6:50pm: Q&A with Instructors and Upload Staff 7:00pm: 2-Hour Trial Class: Rapidly Prototype a VR Experience 9:00pm: Networking, drinks, complete enrollment, and play VR games in our Holodeck Rooms MEET THE INSTRUCTORS: Darius Clarke: Metaverse-Ographer, Serious Games Association Darius Clarke is an Software Programmer and High School Software Development Teacher. He created a simulation for a university research project that allowed high school students to explore and compare 3D paths of simulated paper airplanes. He also supports the Serious Games movement, helping with conferences. Recently he has been exploring Virtual Reality's possibility for not just being "fantasy vision" but enabling its "X-ray vision" power to help our youth see the invisible forces that exist around us, continually shaping and reshaping their lives and ours. Tiffany Raber: Researcher, Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT) Tiffany Raber is a Unity developer, 3D asset creator/designer, and biomedical illustrator. A recent graduate from the Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Tiffany grew a passion for interactive medical education/simulation techniques in the AR/VR space. She believes that the advancement of MedVR will directly impact and transform the field, improving patient experience, surgical training, science education, and overall user health. Currently, Tiffany is a Visiting Research Assistant, working in modeling and simulation in VR, at The U.S. Army Research Laboratory West, located at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. PREREQUISITES: None! Come and listen to learn more about the course Bring a laptop if you would like to participate in the trial-class (does not need to be a VR-ready computer) About Upload Upload is the leading news, coworking, events and education provider in the VR industry. For more info check out https://upload.io/. Questions? Please email [masked] or check out our course online: https://upload.io/courses/night-course/

  • AR Weekend Workshop: Build An AR Gallery

    Upload LA

    Get tickets through Eventbrite!!! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ar-weekend-workshop-build-an-ar-gallery-tickets-38632475775) Calling all designers, progammers, and makers! The word is out: Augmented Reality is the future. With Apple’s recent release of the ARKit, Google’s ARCore, and AR content rising in popularity, now is the perfect time to get in the game! Companies know they should utilize AR technology, but are not sure how. This is the opportunity for you- the future thinker and avid learner- to dive in, carve out your path, and show them the way. This workshop will focus on location-based triggers. Augmented Reality revolves around dozens of triggers, events that prompt the experiences. In this particular case, Chance Roth will walk us through using geo-coordinates to spark an AR experience, and in turn, teach us how to make our own AR galleries. You will leave with a new knowledge of the augmented world, the ability to build an AR application, a new network of passionate people and a great start to your AR future! WHAT'S INCLUDED: • 3 Days of Training & Networking Dinner at Upload LA • Access to premier HP development ready PCs • Access to Work with Instructors one-on-one • One Week Pass to Upload SF or Upload LA • Healthy Lunch & Refreshments PREREQUISITES: • None! THE WEEKEND SCHEDULE Friday, Nov 3rd (6:30pm-9pm) 6:30pm: Dinner, drinks and play VR/AR games 7:00pm: AR Weekend Talk 7:20pm: Icebreaker 7:30pm: Intro to the AR Industry: history, industry leaders, how AR works 9:00pm: Light drinks and hanging out then we're done for the night! Get some rest for a big day tomorrow! Saturday, Nov 4th (10am-6pm) 10:00am: Meet and greet and play VR/AR games 10:30am-12:30pm: Intro to AR Development 12:30pm-12:50pm: AR Weekend Talk 1:00pm: Lunch 2:00pm-6:00pm: AR Development continued Sunday, Nov 5th (10am-6pm) 10:00am: Doors open 10:30am: Work on your AR app and add on Individual Challenges, Showcase Work 1:00pm: Lunch 2:00 - 4:30pm: How to best use AR, How to Get Started on Your Own, Continue working on AR app 4:30pm-6:00pm : Continue building challenges, Share your work, Game testing and playing in AR MEET THE INSTRUCTOR: Chance Roth, CEO, Animate Objects Chance Roth is the CEO of Animate Objects (a.k.a. AO), a company that specializes in augmented reality (AR) technologies and location gamification. They are known for their location-based AR platform called "ARGO" which drives engagement and commerce at "destination venues" like theme parks, shopping malls, resort hotels, and in-the-wild. AO has several AR/VR apps, experiences, and games live on Steam, Oculus Store, Apple App Store, and Google Play. Chance is an experienced entrepreneur in emerging technologies, consumer products and internet systems. Extensive work in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), cloud computing, HTML5 applications, drone(UAV) and robotics technologies, front-end user interface design and usability. Chance is also the founder of the San Diego Augmented Reality User Group, San Diego Drone User Group, Drone User Group Network Board Member, Founder of HTML5 Web Application Developer Group and co-organizer for the San Diego Maker Faire. Interested in a different kind of VR/AR workshop? Let us know with this quick survey! About Upload Upload is dedicated to accelerating the growth of the XR industry. For more info check out https://upload.io/. Questions? Please contact Tim, [masked].

  • A Virtual Reality Halloween: Intro to VR Development with Unity

    Don't Forget to RSVP on Eventbrite !!! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-virtual-reality-halloween-intro-to-vr-development-with-unity-tickets-38307751516) Love the Halloween season? We do too. Come learn how to build your own highly-immersive VR haunted house, a truly spooky VR experience. In two evenings, you will learn how to create high-end virtual reality experiences on the Unity game engine, and in particular, the techniques used to make your users jump! We'll start by trying out some of the top horror games on the market, and then dive into the reeds with our expert instructors, Tiffany Raber and Darius Clarke. WHAT'S INCLUDED: • 3 evenings of intensive skills training & networking • Oculus rifts for project testing • Access to work with instructors one-on-one • One week pass to Upload SF & LA HALLOWEEN VR SERIES SCHEDULE Monday, October 23rd (6:00pm-9:30pm) 6:00pm: Arrive, network, and get to know your fellow classmates! Come a little early so you can try out a few of our VR Halloween demos. 6:30pm: Learn about the VR industry and how VR is used to create compelling and immersive experiences. 7:00pm: Intro to the VR Indstury: history, design constraints, how VR works. 8:00pm: Intro to Unity | Building your first VR experience 9:30pm: We're done for the night! Review the exta-learning material and get ready for day #2 on Wednesday! Wednesday, October 25th (6:00pm-9:30pm) 6:00pm: Arrive before we kick off the instruction to try a few more VR experiences. The best way to learn about VR is by trying VR! 6:30pm: Start working on your house, learning how to add creepy audio, textures, and lighting. 9:30pm: We're done for the night! Review the exta-learning material and get ready for day #3 tomorrow! Thursday, October 26th (6:00pm-9:30pm) 6:00pm: Arrive before we kick off the instruction to try a few more VR experiences. The best way to learn about VR is by trying VR! 6:30pm: Continue working on your house, adding new lighting and spooky effects. 8:30pm: Polish and fine-tune before the demos 9:00pm: Demo time! Let's jump into each other's Halloween worlds. MEET THE INSTRUCTORS Darius Clarke headshot Darius Clarke: Metaverse-Ographer, Serious Games Association Darius Clarke is an Software Programmer and High School Software Development Teacher. He created a simulation for a university research project that allowed high school students to explore and compare 3D paths of simulated paper airplanes. He also supports the Serious Games movement, helping with conferences. Recently he has been exploring Virtual Reality's possibility for not just being "fantasy vision" but enabling its "X-ray vision" power to help our youth see the invisible forces that exist around us, continually shaping and reshaping their lives and ours. Tiffany Raber Headshot Tiffany Raber: Researcher, Institute of Creative Technologies (ICT) Tiffany Raber is a Unity developer, 3D asset creator/designer, and biomedical illustrator. A recent graduate from the Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Tiffany grew a passion for interactive medical education/simulation techniques in the AR/VR space. She believes that the advancement of MedVR will directly impact and transform the field, improving patient experience, surgical training, science education, and overall user health. Currently, Tiffany is a Visiting Research Assistant, working in modeling and simulation in VR, at The U.S. Army Research Laboratory West, located at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. PREREQUISITES: A computer with Unity installed. Can be any laptop, does not need to be VR-ready. Unity is a free download. If you've never programmed or used Unity before, you should spend a few hours reviewing Unity by completing the Roll-A-Ball tutorial. About Upload Upload is the leading news, coworking, events and education provider in the VR industry. For more info check out https://upload.io/. Questions? Please email [masked] or check out our course online: https://upload.io/courses/night-course/

  • Upload Student Demo Night LA

    Upload LA

    Don't forget to RSVP through Eventbrite!!! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upload-student-demo-night-la-tickets-37765667127) Join us for an evening of celebration and learning. This is a time to celebrate the students, their work, and the beginning of an educational journey. These students have been working hard for 10 weeks, and now we can enjoy their creations. This evening will consist of a project gallery walkthrough, a keynote speech from Jacki Morie (Co-Founder of the game research group Ludica, member of IDGA, and WIGI, and expert in the health, training and social applications of new media and online worlds), and a concluding project award ceremony. This evening's schedule: 7:00pm - Doors Open 7:30pm - Keynote Speaker: Jacki Morie 8:00pm - Student Presentations 8:30pm - Social Hour / Project Demos 9:30pm - Closing Thoughts: Announcing the Winners