Discover new ways of telling stories, creating, displaying and interacting with applications, content and experiences. Learn about the key technologies and undertake the process of developing Virtual Reality (VR) applications using industry standard software tools and equipment. Explore key applications for immersive technology and identify opportunities for adoption in your organisation.
During this programme, you will learn how to develop Virtual Reality (VR) experiences within Unity gaming engine. You will learn the basics of head and hand positional tracking and manage controller input methods and hand presence detection.
You will be introduced to locomotion and teleportation features in VR and implement physics-based object interaction. On the second day, you will learn how to utilise inverse kinematics to animate a character’s skeleton movements. You will create full body avatars from a range of different inputs.
This programme builds on your existing understanding of games design principles and implementation of UI elements in Unity. You will write and optimise game code for VR applications in the Unity gaming engine.
There are no formal entry requirements for this programme. Some prior experience of developing basic games would be advantageous.
- Head and hand positional tracking
- Hand controller input methods
- Locomotion and teleportation
- Physics based object interaction
- Inverse kinematics
- Full body Avatars
After completing the Virtual Reality Games Development, you can progress onto more advanced programmes within the Games Developer Foundry Wales or apply for a job in the games development and animation industry.
AIM Level 4 Award in Games Development
The cost of attending this programme is £1,500. If you are unemployed, you may be able to access funding to attend this programme from Welsh Government via the ReAct Plus scheme.
To be eligible for ReAct Plus you must be:
- aged 18 years or above
- have the Right to Work in UK
- living in Wales
- under formal notice of redundancy or
- been made redundant or unemployed within the last 12 months or
- be aged 18-24 and not in education, employment or training
Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria are entitled to a Training Allowance of up to £1,500 (paid to the Training Provider), a Childcare Allowance of up to £4,450 (paid to the Childcare Provider), a Barriers fund of up to £300 for travel and sustenance (paid to the individual), and a further £500 for additional support tailored to meet the individual’s needs.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible, complete the online Eligibilty Check Tool here.
07 May 2024
01 June 2024