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.
The contest is supported by the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE).
The award ceremony for the Virtual Reality contest was held on 18 July 2018 in the Digital Visualisation Room (i-Space, 4/F). 17 groups participated in the contest which ended in June 2018. A total of 6 teams won prizes in the contest. Congratulations to our winners!
|Champion||The story of Qu Yuan (屈原傳)||CHEUNG Chun Yiu, Gary (EIE)|
|1st Runner-up||The Life of Yue Fei (岳飛傳)||
TING Chiu Ming (EIE)
LAI Sha Sha (EIE)
|2nd Runner-up||Mid-Autumn Festival related Chinese Mythologies (中秋節的傳說故事)||LI Zhi Yao, YoYo (COMP)|
|Commendation Award||Haste makes waste (拔苗助長)||LI Shuk Wun, Sharon (SD)|
YU Hin Chung, Nikko (EIE)
LI Kwun Hung, Joe (EIE)
|Commendation Award||Empty Fortress Stratagem (三國故事之空城計)||WONG Yiu Hong, Ivan (SD)|
The champion’s entry was also showcased at the First International Children VR Film Fest held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27 to 31 July 2018.
Here are more photos of the award ceremony.
Try out winning projects at the VR Experience Zone, book now at iBooking!
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.
Here are some sample storylines for you to make reference to when developing your VR story for the contest.
|Champion||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
INSTA 360 Air - supports real-time 360 video/photo sharing on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc.
VPai 360-Degree Video Camera Platform
*The organising committee of the International Children VR Film Fest shall have the right and final decision to accept or decline the winner’s entry in the film fest.
Below are different types of resources that can help you to create your storyline and build the VR project.
SketchUp 3D Warehouse is an open source library where anyone using SketchUp can upload and download 3D models to share.
(Suggested search terms: Chinese musical instruments, Ancient Chinese, China heritage, Chinese history)
Some books to give you ideas in creating your storyline.
2 Feb 2018 (Fri) | 5:45 - 7:30 pm
2 Mar 2018 (Fri) | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Equipment & Software Available
To develop your VR application, the following equipment and software are available for you to use from the Digital Makerspace.
Game engine development software
3D modelling software