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PolyU Library

i-Space: VR and AR Contest

Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room, One Button Studio, Digital Studio and Digital Creativity Workstations

With support from the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE), the Library's Virtual and Augmented Reality Contest aims to promote the awareness and creative use of Virtual and Augmented Reality technology.

The Library is organizing a series of workshops and seminar for you to pick up skills to develop your own VR and AR application. Your VR and AR can then be submitted into the contest.

Timeline

Important Dates

Activities

23 September 2021 (Thursday)    

 

Briefing Sessions 

  • Guidelines of the VR and AR contest
  • Introduction to a series of talks and workshops about VR and AR technologies
  • Resources available to participants

Tiime: 12.15 pm - 12.45 pm (Session 1)

           4.15 pm - 4.45 pm (Session 2)

           [Contents of the two sessions are identical]   

Venue: Online via Zoom OR Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space, 4/F, Library

 

 Registration Closed  

 

11 October 2021 (Monday)

 

 

VR/ AR Workshop - Introduction of Augmented Reality

In the workshop, you can: 

  • Gain a basic understanding of AR
  • Learn how to develop AR applications in Unity
  • Recognise good practices for implementing emerging technologies

Time:  3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom OR Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space, 4/F, Library

Instructor: Doris Lin

 

 Register Now    

22 & 29 October 2021 (Friday)

VR/ AR Workshop - 3D Modeling in SketchUp (Beginner Level)

Date: 22 October 2021 (Friday) 

Time: 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom OR Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space, 4/F, Library

Instructor: Ben Koo, Forida

 

VR/ AR Workshop - 3D Modeling in SketchUp (Advanced Level)

Date: 29 October 2021 (Friday) 

Time: 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom OR Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space, 4/F, Library

Instructor: Ben Koo, Forida

 

In the workshop, you can: 

  • Using SketchUp Free to create 3D model
  • Adding colours and textures to customize model
  • Applying useful shortcut, command and tips for repeated actions

 

 Register Now    

10 June 2022 (Friday)

Submission Deadline

July 2022

Project Presentation

Result Announcement & Award Presentation Ceremony

Submission Guidelines

Eligibility

All PolyU and CPCE students are welcome to join the contest.

 

Guidelines

  • Student(s) can only submit one VR/AR application either individually or by group.
  • By submitting an entry, the participants warrants that the entry neither contains any third party copyrighted materials nor infringes the intellectual property rights of any third parties. Participants should also be aware that the content should not include obscene, violence, religion, politics or any other inappropriate content. The Library reserves the right to disqualify against any entry or team that violates the rules without prior notice.
  • The Library reserves the right to display the entries for exhibition and promotion purpose.
  • The Library reserves the right to announce and reveal the winners’ names and photos for promotion purpose.
  • Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-returnable and non-refundable in any situation.
  • By submitting an entry, the participants acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Rules & Regulations of the contest.
  • In case of any dispute, the Library reserves the right of final decision.

The VR/AR application:

  • The Library provides HTC VIVE, VIVE Cosmos and Oculus Rift for judging panel to view and assess the submitted VR/AR application.
  • If the submissions need other VR/AR platforms to view, participants are required to demonstrate the VR/AR application to judging panel with compatible equipment or their own VR/AR devices.

Presentation

Participants will be invited to present their VR/AR project to the judging panel. Each team must submit the following information either in Chinese or English.

  1. A PowerPoint file (with no more than 20 slides) which contains the storyboard and contribution of each team member, etc. 
  2. A supplementary video clip (less than 10-min) to demonstrate VR/AR story. (Optional)

 

Judging Panel and Criteria

The judging panel will comprise members of PolyU staff and career-related professionals. They will assess all entries based on the following criteria.

 Innovativeness

  • Demonstrate uniqueness, creativity and excitement in the VR/AR game/application/story
  • Deliver creative ideas to illustrate the VR/AR game/application/story using immersive VR/AR environment

 

30%

Graphic Design

  • Demonstrate the originality of graphic created in the VR/AR game/application/story
  • Exhibit a high level of aesthetics in the overall graphic design (e.g. through colour, proportion, composition, etc.) 

 

20%

Technology

  • Precise and adequately apply VR/AR features
  • Provide any user-friendly design with easy navigation
  • Smoothly demonstrate the interactive features in the VR/AR game/application/story

 

30%

Presentation

  • Clearly explain the story and design concept of the VR/AR game/application/story
  • Effectively express the sequence of story from start, development and end

 

20%

Contact Us

 Phone   2766-6909
 Whatsapp   6423-0820
 Email   lbms@polyu.edu.hk
 In Person   Technical Support Desk, 4/F, 
  Pao Yue-kong Library

 

Poster

Equipment & Software Available

To develop your VR application, the following equipment and software are available for you to use from the Digital Makerspace.

Equipment

Game engine development software

3D modelling software