Monthly Archives: May 2017

‘The Mixing of Realities’ OnCreate Course

As part of the OnCreate project, Clive, Stephen and Martyn recently facilitated a series of workshops that explored VR technologies, methods and approaches, in collaboration with our Erasmus partners from Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). Mutual peer feedback was facilitated through weekly video conferencing between the two partner universities, whilst learning materials were made available prior to the workshops through both a dedicated website and social media channels. Each week tutors monitored progression of student teams and provide both technical and intellectual support.

‘The Mixing of Realities’ OnCreate course was a series of weekly workshops that explored new and emergent VR technologies (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung GearVR, etc.). The course focussed on developing concepts for Virtual Reality, providing an opportunity to foster online collaboration between student groups at LSFM and TAMK. Students worked in local groups to develop VR concepts that addressed a shared brief (‘overcoming barriers to learning’), with final concepts being presented as part of TAMK International Week (24-28 April 2017).

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3D-Asset Pipeline Workshop

Throughout April, Jon Holmes and James Field facilitated a collaborative project that explored 3D-asset production processes with colleagues from our Erasmus partners at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Here is a brief montage video to celebrate the recent collaboration between six of our talented, Level 2 LSFM students and students from The Hague. Jon and James were joined by six Media Production students studying Digital Media  (Alicia Tharme, Andraz Mohar, Dan Hardy, Gracie Burton, Sophie Rawson and Jack Rhodes-Smith) as they undertook an intensive 4 day 3D-Asset Pipeline workshop. With little to no experience of 3D modelling, 3D texture painting; Physically Based Rendering; and, game engine practices, students had to devise, plan and produce an interactive Urban 3D Game Environment. All of the students more than exceeded expectations of what was possible in such a short space of time, and with such a sharp learning curve.