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).
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.
All PolyU and CPCE students are welcome to join the contest.
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.
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.
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.
A PowerPoint file (with no more than 20 slides) which contains the storyboard and contribution of each team member, etc.
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.
Demonstrate uniqueness, creativity and excitement in the chosen story
Deliver creative ideas to illustrate the story using immersive VR environment
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.)
Precise and adequately apply VR features
Provide a user-friendly design with easy navigation
Smoothly demonstrate the interactive features in the VR story
Clearly explain the story and design concept of the chosen story
Effectively express the sequence of story from start, development and end
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.
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.
Here are some sample storylines for you to make reference to when developing your VR story for the contest.