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Designing and Developing VR and AR Applications

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A world first short course built with Amazon Sumerian, teaching how to create cutting edge Virtual and Augmented Reality applications.

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Next start date
2 Nov 2020

Time commitment
6 weeks, 6-7 hours per week 100% online
A$ 1400 incl GST

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Why learn Designing and Developing VR and AR Applications

With over 1 billion VR and AR predicted users by 2020, it’s an industry transformation you can’t ignore. The beauty of Amazon Sumerian is that anyone can learn it. Anyone can upskill in app development, and you don’t need an enormous amount of time, money or expertise. In fact, you can pick up the basics in just six weeks.

How does it work

Developing VR & AR Applications builds on our introductory course, VR & AR Strategy. We’ll move beyond basic theory here and equip you with the skills to build real 3D applications. This is actually the first industry course in the world to specialise in Amazon Sumerian, and it was designed in partnership with the expert team at Amazon Web Services. You’ll master the fundamentals of VR and AR development, learn from expert industry mentors, and get hands-on experience in cutting-edge development technology.

Skills learned

Amazon Sumerian, State Machine, interactions, adapt a host into the scene, embedding media into the scene, chatbot.

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Course Structure

Module 1

Why Sumerian?

Sumerian introduction

Sumerian interface

Sumerian environment

Module 2

Create interactions

Explore State Machine

Learn about events

Camera and timelines

Module 3

Adapt your host

Import your host

Trigger your host emotes

Get your host to speak

Module 4

Embed other media into your scene

Place HTML into your scene

Embed video

Import assets

Module 5

Enhance your scene

Slideshow in your scene

Use Polly dashboard to build a chatbot

Module 6

What's next

Project reflection with peers 

Tap into industry experts

Future exploration on emerging trends

Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business

Mark FrancisProduct Marketing Lead, Amazon Sumerian

Mark Francis is Product Marketing Leader, Amazon Sumerian. Prior to joining AWS, Mark worked in Silicon Valley where he served as entrepreneur-in-resident at Intel’s New Technology Group, Vice President for Health Hero Network (acquired by Bosch), and Chief of Staff at Defta Ventures/Accel Japan. Mark has been awarded 9 patents. He has been a board member/advisor to TechChicks, STEAM Carnival, Acuity Ventures, XCube Labs, Christmas in April, and the American Foundation for the Blind.

Jake SmeesterAR/VR Content and Media Specialist, Amazon Sumerian

Jake is a digital marketer with experience in cloud computing services and consulting industries. With a background in creative content creation, video production, and product strategy, he is currently serving as the Content Creative Specialist at Amazon Web Services, creating education content and materials for Amazon Sumerian.

Rhys EvansGeneral Manager, Versent

Rhys has over 15 years' experience in delivering quality business outcomes with technology. He's been a CTO, a leader at NAB and a seasoned systems integrator with a passion for everything being code. He loves a challenge and is passionate about getting tech projects "done, done!"

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