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PolyU Library

i-Space: VR Contest 2017/18

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

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 Results

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!

Award Project Title Participant
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 (中秋節的傳故事) LI Zhi Yao, YoYo (COMP)
Commendation Award Haste makes waste (拔苗助長) LI Shuk Wun, Sharon (SD)
Commendation Award 四合院

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!

Photo Gallery of VR Contest 2017/18

Briefing Session

Briefing Session - 3D Scanner Demonstration

Briefing Session

Briefing Session

Culture Talk - Stories of Preserving Hong Kong's Culture (Speaker: Mr Simon Ng)

Culture Talk - Stories of Preserving Hong Kong's Culture (Speaker: Mr Simon Ng)

Culture Talk - Stories of Preserving Hong Kong's Culture (Speaker: Mr Simon Ng)

Culture Talk - Duke Huan of Qi, The Five Hegemons of The Spring and Autumn Period (Speaker: Mr Shum Yat-fei)

Culture Talk - Duke Huan of Qi, The Five Hegemons of The Spring and Autumn Period (Speaker: Mr Shum Yat-fei)

Culture Talk - Duke Huan of Qi, The Five Hegemons of The Spring and Autumn Period (Speaker: Mr Shum Yat-fei)

VR Workshop 1 - Introduction of VR by Dr Cheung (EIE)

VR Workshop 2 - 3D Visualisation by Mr Paul Chan (PaulDesign Co.)

VR Workshop 3 - Building VR Application by Miss Doris Lin (EIE)

VR demonstration using Google Cardboard

VR demonstration using Google Cardboard

VR demonstration using Google Cardboard

VR demonstration using Google Cardboard

Student presenting his VR game at panel meeting

Student presenting his VR game at panel meeting

Introduction to the VR Contest at Beyond the eLearning Boundary from Online to Virtual Meeting (Mr Leo Wong & Mr Teddy Lee)

Introduction to the VR Contest at Beyond the eLearning Boundary from Online to Virtual Meeting (Mr Leo Wong & Mr Teddy Lee)

Showcasing students' VR games

Award Presentation Ceremony 2018.07.18 - Group photo

Award Presentation Ceremony - Judges and Winners

Champion : CHEUNG Chun Yiu, Gary (EIE) - The story of Qu Yuan (屈原傳)

Champion : CHEUNG Chun Yiu, Gary (EIE) - The story of Qu Yuan (屈原傳)

1st Runner-up : TING Chiu Ming (EIE) & LAI Sha Sha (EIE) - The Life of Yu Fei (岳飛傳)

2nd Runner-up : Li Zhi Yao, YoYo (COMP) - Mid-Autumn Festival related Chinese Mythologies (中秋節的傳說故事)

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 of VR 9 Mar 2018, Fri
    Time: 5:45 - 7:30 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Mr Paul Chan
    Principal Consultant and founder of Shopping Plus
  • VR Workshop Series #2 - 3D Visualisation 16 Mar 2018, Fri
    Time: 5:45 - 7:30 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Mr Paul Chan

    Principal Consultant and founder of Shopping Plus
  • VR Workshop Series #3 -  Building VR Application (1) 21 Mar 2018, Wed
    Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Miss Doris Lin
    Instructor from Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
  • VR Workshop Series #4 - Building VR Application (2) 22 Mar 2018, Thur

    Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

    Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space
    Instructor: Miss Doris Lin
    Instructor from Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

  • Deadline for Submission of VR Project
    8 Jun 2018, Fri
    Before  6:00pm.
  • Result Announcement 18 July 2018
    Prizes
    Champion
    1st Runner-up
    2nd Runner-up

Supported by:   

         

Submission Guidelines

Eligibility

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

 

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.

 

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 criterions.

  • Storyline;
  • Creativity;
  • Technology; and
  • Content presentation.

Prizes

Champion 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up

 

  1. GoPro HERO5 Session;
  2. CUE 3D Printer; and
  3. The winner’s entry will be screened at the First International Children VR Film Fest* held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27 to 31 July 2018.

 

 

INSTA 360 Air - supports real-time 360 video/photo sharing on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc.

 

 

VPai 360-Degree Video Camera Platform

 

 

 

Supported by

*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.

 

 

 

Useful Resources

Below are different types of resources that can help you to create your storyline and build the VR project.
 

Internet Resources

SketchUp 3D Warehouse is an open source library where anyone using SketchUp can upload and download 3D models to share.

Unity Asset Store is an online platform for Unity users to share resources like tutorial, adds-on modules, effects and animation.

(Suggested search terms: Chinese musical instruments, Ancient Chinese, China heritage, Chinese history)

Video

Article

Books

Some books to give you ideas in creating your storyline. 

Cultural Talks

為了啟發同學創作虛擬實境故事的靈感,我們將舉辦以下兩場文化講座,讓大家有機會與資深文化工作​者交流。

歡迎所有理工大學師生參與:

1.  細說民間故事  The Stories of Preserving Hong Kong's Culture

近年全球經歷金融經濟、城市發展和生活文化的急劇轉變,失衡的發展觀念,令不少珍貴的地道文化傳統和實物財產消失。因此,傳統和本土文化的「保育」工作,迫在眉睫。文化葫蘆是香港的非牟利推廣本土文化的機構,多年來,支持推動傳統文化遺產保育,配合歷史研究,透過設計、藝術和本土文化融合三者作為一個平台,以不少嶄新的手法和科技訴說故事。講者將以深入淺出的方法,分享過去多年的文化創意經驗。

2 Feb 2018 (Fri)  |  5:45 - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Simon Ng (Founder of Hulu Culture) 吳文正 (文化葫蘆創辦人
Language: Cantonese
Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space

 

2.  春秋五霸之齊桓公  Duke Huan of Qi, The Five Hegemons of The Spring and Autumn Period 

齊桓公是春秋時代齊國第十五位國君,姜姓,名小白。齊僖公的兒子、齊襄公的弟弟。

齊襄公和公孫無知相繼死於內亂後,小白與公子糾爭位成功,任管仲為相,推行改革,成為春秋五霸之首。桓公晚年昏庸,信用易牙、豎刁等人,最終在內亂中餓死。

2 Mar 2018 (Fri)  |  5:00 - 6:30 pm

Speaker:  Shum Yat-fei 岑逸飛
Language: Cantonese
Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space

 

講者介紹


 

吳文正

畢業於香港理工大學設計系,曾任職攝影記者和編輯多年,為本地文化機構—文化葫蘆創辦人。多年來游走大街小巷,搜尋失落的民間故事與物件。閒時翻箱倒籠,執拾舊事舊物,浮沉於新與舊、中與西、美與醜、好與壞,以個人觀感,嘗試拼砌出心中醞釀多年的香港市井之圖。 著作包括《香港葫蘆賣乜藥》、《街坊老店》、《牛下開飯》、《情迷照相館》等。

岑逸飛

資深文化工作者,歷任編輯、翻譯、主筆、專欄作者、時事評論員、大學兼任教授、電視及電台節目主持人。現為《信報・生命通識》及《經濟日報・經濟通網頁・論盡中港台》撰寫文章,香港專業進修學院閞設「岑逸飛講壇:經典智慧與創意思維」課程,香港電台「講東講西」節目主持之一,著述包括論著、政治評論、隨筆等十餘種,遊記四種;近著為《另類國學》、《另類佛學》。

Video

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