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Introduction to XR

Unity XR: How to Build AR and VR Apps,

What is XR? It’s shorthand for a related set of new technologies that are changing the way we interact with the world and with each other: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. To understand XR, you need to understand the technologies that enable it. If you understand the available technologies, how they are used, and what their future holds, you’ll be well equipped to deal with XR as it rapidly evolves and converges. In this course, we will present an introduction to XR using a broadly chronological approach, focusing on how all of the underlying technologies came together at key moments in the history of XR to launch the concepts of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality into the mainstream consciousness. Throughout the course, we’ll give a brief description of each of the supporting technologies, some history about when it first came into use, limitations and future potential for improvement, and how it’s used for AR, VR, and MR. As you learn about the technology, you’ll also develop hands on experience in the field along two tracks. First, you will use Unity to build and run two simple XR applications on your own smartphone: a “VR Museum” app and a handheld Augmented Reality app. Second, you will brainstorm, define, visualize, and iterate your own original concept for an XR application, ending the course with a thorough and peer-reviewed XR Product Brief that you could use as the basis for future development. This is the first of three planned courses in Unity's XR Specialization, which include the Mobile VR App Development with Unity course as well as a future course focused on developing Augmented Reality (AR) applications with Unity.

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Rating 3.6 based on 10 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Aug 10 (7 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Unity via Coursera
Instructors Unity Technologies, Peter Patterson
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Language English
Subjects Programming Art & Design
Tags Computer Science Design And Product Mobile And Web Development

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ar vr knowledge

Good course to know about the basics of XR technologies and information about the new headsets Very useful, for someone with AR VR knowledge, it feels in the empty gaps.

horribly designed peer-reviewed

Lack of hands on development which may be found in the remaining courses Horribly designed peer-reviewed assignment.

it definitely leaves

It definitely leaves you awed and yearning to learn more.

aquellos entusiastas del

Excelente curso para aquellos entusiastas del XR.

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Glad there was a lab to create an app as simple as it was...

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Rating 3.6 based on 10 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Aug 10 (7 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From Unity via Coursera
Instructors Unity Technologies, Peter Patterson
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Art & Design
Tags Computer Science Design And Product Mobile And Web Development

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