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i-Space: VR Contest 2019/20

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

VR Workshop Series for the VR Contest 2019/20

 

The VR Workshop Series will cover:

  • Use of VR Game Engine
  • Create VR project in HTC VIVE and in VR App for Android device
  • Design and create 3D objects
  • Animate 3D objects in VR environment

Date: 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov in Semester 1

Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space, 4/F, Library

Eligibility: All PolyU & CPCE students are welcome to join.

The contest is supported by the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE).  

Synopsis

Be it Yue Fei or Mu Lan, stories and fables from ancient China carry with them important life lessons that are still significant in our lives today. Turn these stories into VR so that more people can experience life in ancient China.

The Library is organising a series of talks and workshops and by participating in these series of talks and workshops, you will be able to pick up skills to develop your own VR story. Your VR story will then be submitted into a contest.

曾經,有多少個扣人心弦,賺人熱淚的歷史故事,這一刻仍在你思海中蕩漾著?今天,藉著虛擬實境說故事,讓我們可以化身岳飛或花木蘭,觸摸看似遙不可及的歷史。

參與我們一系列的講座及工作坊,學會製作動人的歷史故事吧!作品將會用作參與中國古代故事虛擬實境創作比賽。

The contest is supported by the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE). 

Contest – Important dates to note

  • VR Contest Registration Now Open!

    Register and submit your storyline
    (less than 500 words 
    OR 
    a video less than 3-minutes)

    Download sample storylines

     

    Successful applicants will be invited to attend the following VR workshop series. 

  • VR Workshop Series #1 
     Introduction to VR and Unity
    26 Sep 2019, Thu
    Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor:CareerSky
  • VR Workshop Series #2 
     VR Interaction in Unity
    3 Oct 2019, Thu
    Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor:CareerSky
  • VR Workshop Series #3 
     Building VR Application 1
    10 Oct 2019, Thu
    Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Doris Lin
    Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
  • VR Workshop Series #4 
     Building VR Application 2
    17 Oct 2019, Thu
    Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Doris Lin
    Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
  • VR Workshop Series #5 
     Building VR Application 3
    24 Oct 2019, Thu
    Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Doris Lin
    Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
  • VR Workshop Series #6 
     Building VR Application (Round-up)
    31 Oct 2019, Thu
    Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Leo Wong
    Pao Yue-kong Library
  • VR Workshop Series #7 
     3D Modeling in SketchUp
    7 Nov 2019, Thu
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Ben Koo, Forida
  • VR Workshop Series #8 
     3D Modeling in SketchUp
    13 Feb 2019, Thu
  • VR Workshop Series #9 
     3D Modeling in SketchUp (Advance)
    20 Feb 2020, Thu
     
  • VR Workshop Series #10 
     3D Modeling (Round-up)
    27 Feb 2020, Thu
     
  • Deadline for Submission of VR Project
    5 Jun 2020, Fri
    Before 6:00 pm.
  • Presentation Jun 2020
  • Result Announcement
    Prizes
    Champion
    1st Runner-up
    2nd Runner-up

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Submission Guidelines

Eligibility

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

 

Guidelines

  • Student(s) can only submit one VR application either individually or by group.
  • The background of your story should be based on:
    • any stories of Chinese history, ancient technologies, fables, or mythology, and
    • before the first Opium War (1840) in Qing dynasty
  • Successful applicants will be invited to attend a VR workshop series. The Library will contact successful applicants individually.

      Additional Notes:

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

 

Presentation

Participants will be invited to present their VR 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 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 chosen story
  • Deliver creative ideas to illustrate the story using immersive VR environment

 

30%

Graphic Design

  • Demonstrate the originality of graphic created in the 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 features
  • Provide a user-friendly design with easy navigation
  • Smoothly demonstrate the interactive features in the VR story

 

30%

Presentation

  • Clearly explain the story and design concept of the chosen story
  • Effectively express the sequence of story from start, development and end

 

20%

VR Talk

Latest Development of the Virtual World 

The development of media technology and digital entertainment has been evolving rapidly in recent years. Technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality have been getting more popular and becoming part of our daily lives. Mr. Kevin Lee, Founder and CEO of Redspots Creative, is going to introduce you the latest developments of these technologies and related applications, where you can experience the trends and future of the virtual world.

9 Oct 2019 (Wed)  |  5:30 - 7:00 pm

Speaker: Mr Kevin Lee

Language: English

Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space

 

Kevin Lee Ka Tsun

Mr Kevin Lee Ka Tsun, Founder & CEO of Redspots Creative, has been working in the digital entertainment and media technology field for more than 15 years. He started his own business in 2007 to develop the latest media technologies and providing all-rounded media production services. He has established Maji TV, the first 3D TV channel in Hong Kong partnering with Samsung and LG Smart TV platforms, and MOME TV, the leading transportation media in Macau. Redspots Creative has developed various proprietary AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technologies.

Kevin has recently developed a “Live Animation Production System” (aka Virtual Idol System), where users can create high quality animation contents in a real time manner. The Virtual Idol System has recently won the Digital Entertainment Interactive Design Gold Award, Digital Entertainment Grand Award and Award of the Year in the most renowned technology award in The Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology (HKICT) Award 2019.

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

Contact Us

i-Space

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