Virtual Reality: A Quick Introduction
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Virtual Reality: A Quick Introduction

A brief, yet thorough, introduction to the latest high-tech craze called Virtual Reality.
4.3 (260 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,185 students enrolled
Created by Michele Ryan
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understanding of what Virtual Reality is all about.
  • Recognize and distinguish between the different types of Virtual Environments.
  • Confidently carry on a conversation about the industry.
  • Sound cool and be in-the-know!
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Requirements
  • An internet connection and a little curiosity.
Description

Confused about all this talk about Virtual Reality? So many different names, so many different initials: VR, AR, MR, DR, 360, 3D, Holograms, Volumetric, Stereoscopic, Virtual Worlds & Virtual Environments. It’s enough to make your head spin. Aren’t they all just GAMES anyway?  (Turns out they’re not!)

This course will get you up to speed on all things Virtual. We’ll answer these questions and more:  What exactly is Virtual Reality? 

  • What are people doing in there, anyway?
  • Why all the hype?
  • What’s at heart of it all?
  • What do you need to view it?
  • What’s the difference between VR, AR, MR, 360, Holographics and more?
  • Is it safe?
  • What’s coming next?

Description:

Along with clear explanations, we take you in-world and let you see examples for yourself. This course covers a wide range of Virtual Environments with a focus on the bare minimum you need to know so you’ll be ready for the next big high-tech wave.

Plus we’ve attached free resources with links to all things VR.

There’s about to be a revolution! And it’s a Virtual one at that! Come take the plunge into a new world!

What are the requirements?

An internet connection and a little curiosity.

What am I going to get from this course?

By the end of this course...

  • You will have a broad understanding of what Virtual Reality is all about. And a deeper       understanding of the different types of Virtual Environments.
  • You’ll understand the latest news and be able to carry on a conversation about the industry.
  • You’ll sound cool and be in-the-know!

What is the target audience:

  • Anyone curious about Virtual Reality
  • Anyone who wants a broad overview of the industry
  • Anyone who needs a deeper understanding of the differences between types of VR
  • Developers & Gamers who want to know what else they can do with VR
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone curious about Virtual Reality
  • Anyone who wants a broad overview of the industry
  • Anyone who needs a deeper understanding of the differences between types of VR
  • Gamers who want to know what else they can do with VR
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Curriculum For This Course
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Virtual Reality: A Quick Introduction
5 Lectures 09:48

Quick overview of the entire course.

A Short Introduction
01:46

Understand what people mean when they say VR.

What is Virtual Reality?
01:32

Find out what people are doing with Virtual Reality. 

What are people doing in there?
01:51

Learn why VR is finally coming of age. 

What's all this Hype about?
02:45

Learn why we love it so much.

What's at the Heart of it all?
01:54
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How Virtual Reality Works
2 Lectures 02:43

Hardware developers rule!

It's all in the Hardware
01:42

Software developers rule!

It's all in the Software
01:01
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Different Types of Virtual Enviornments
6 Lectures 13:39

Examples of macro & micro VR

True Virtual Reality
01:40

AR explained

Augmented Reality
01:03

Let's take a closer look at what we call "Holograms"

Holographic & Volumetric
04:11

Examples of 360 Videos

360 Video
02:39

Examples of VR Games

Games
02:19

Example of a Mixed Reality

Mixed Realities
01:47
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What's on the Horizon?
2 Lectures 02:45
Think this is cool? Learn what's just around the corner for VR.
What to Watch For
01:40

Learn what can happen in a more virtual world.

What to Watch-Out for
01:05
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:23

Here's what we learned!

Recap and Review
02:23
About the Instructor
Michele Ryan
4.3 Average rating
260 Reviews
3,185 Students
1 Course
Virtual Reality Producer

My passion is sharing knowledge and inspiring people to explore their curiosities. As a life-long learner, I’ve found that assimilating information is not enough. I also need to break down complex topics and present them to others. Doing so locks that knowledge into my memory and builds a more tacit understanding of the material.

  I create courses in my primary fields of interest:

·         Virtual Reality (Including VR, AR, 360, MR, etc.)

·         VR Filmmaking: Narrative Storytelling in Virtual Environments

·         Screenwriting, especially writing for VR

·         VR Product Management

·         Business Management

·         Technology in Education

·         Various Other Business & Entertainment Topics

 

Born and raised in the United States, I got my undergrad degree in Business. After a great career in the business world, I went back to school in France getting my MBA/MSc in International Business. Then it was off to the United Kingdom where I used Virtual Reality as part of my research while studying for my PhD.

Now back in the USA, working in the Entertainment industry for a studio in Hollywood, California.

  Curiosity is your brain’s way of saying, “Hey you! Go learn something!”