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Marston Science Library Offers VR/AR Workshops

PHOTO: Image of students attending Sept. 2018 VR Workshop in Marston Science Library

GatorVR, a student group dedicated to promoting the research and development of virtual and augmented reality applications, and Marston Science Library have joined forces on a VR workshop series. The workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff of all skill levels.

“GatorVR’s workshops offer an introduction to learning industry-level skills involving virtual, augmented, and mixed reality with the goal of making the participant a more diverse and prepared candidate for the future of immersive content,” says Sam Garcia, president of GatorVR. Learn more about GatorVR by visiting https://gatorvr.weebly.com/.

Each VR workshop is 60 to 90 minutes and focuses on a leading VR/AR technology. A recent workshop taught students the ins and outs of Unity, one of the largest VR development platforms. Garcia and members of GatorVR created a project while the workshop attendees followed along on their personal devices. All workshops take place on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at Made@UF in Marston Basement. Four additional workshops are scheduled this fall:

Oct. 2 – WebAR Workshop with AR.js & Mozilla A-frame
Oct. 16 – Intro to WebVR with Mozilla A-frame
Oct. 30 – STYLY VR Development Tool
Nov. 13 – Introduction to Amazon Sumerian

GatorVR members will be at Tech Fair, available to talk with you at the MSL table, so make plans to stop by on Oct. 10!