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Project 8 Spring 2012
VR Installation Project
This week (8) and next (9) are the primary time for you to create your VR Installation Project. After that is spring break, and after that you’ll start presenting your work to the class from the stage of UT-108. The VR space we’re using is mostly unfamiliar to you. Fortunately you’ve already built a virtual chair, so you have an avatar and some insight, but you’ll want to use lab time to work with the TA’s & Glenn to learn about the techniques you’ll need for your project. For a 2D artist you might want to build walls and hang paintings or photographs… for a 3D artist perhaps you’ll create a sculpture park… for a performance artist perhaps you won’t “build” so much but will create avatars (shapes, clothing, etc) and animations for a performance work. For an installation artist, any combination of these things.
We have a lot of help videos for you!
The full list is here: Projects: VR How2
Some of the How2 videos from the list are also below.
Remember to think of your project in terms of both “Form” and “Content”:
CONTENT – the ideas you’d like to express through your project.
FORM – how it will look or be experienced: the visual elements and interactive design of the project.
VR MAKING WALLS:
NOTE: you can SKIP the Megaprim part, they’re no longer necessary, you can make them yourself now! 🙂
NOTE2: you can work on ANY building pad! 🙂
VR TOOLS: PATH CUT:
VR TOOLS: LINKING PRIMS!
VR TOOLS: “MEDIA” ON A PRIM:
VR SCRIPTS: ROTATIONS:
ANIMATING AVATARS (2 parts)
For your blog / vlog post this week, in addition to the usual content on the reading and your sketches, talk about how your project is going: accomplishments, questions, concerns. Are you representing your artist’s ideas? Are you creating a compelling, immersive experience? Show screenshots and sketches of the project in-progress.
READING WK 8 – p58 Darko Maver
SKETCHES – 2+ sketches – As you work on your VR Installation Project in and outside of lab this week, be sure to create sketches: Details, Plans, Elevations & Perspectives of whatever you’re working on or thinking through.