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i-Space: VR Contest 2020/21
Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room, One Button Studio, Digital Studio and Digital Creativity Workstations
The winner’s entry will be screened at the International Children VR Film Fest*. Details to be announced.
RYZE DJI Tello - a small and endlessly fun drone, suitable for both beginners and professionals; and
Home-use 3D Printer
LewanSoul 3-in-1 Programmable Robot Kit; and
UGEARS Mechanical Flower
*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.
Prize sponsored by
All PolyU and CPCE students are welcome to join the contest.
Student(s) can only submit one VR 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 application:
The Library provides HTC VIVE, VIVE Cosmos and Oculus Rift 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 VR game/application/story
Deliver creative ideas to illustrate the VR game/application/story using immersive VR environment
Demonstrate the originality of graphic created in the VR game/application/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 any user-friendly design with easy navigation
Smoothly demonstrate the interactive features in the VR game/application/story
Clearly explain the story and design concept of the VR game/application/story
Effectively express the sequence of story from start, development and end
Mixed Reality (MR) is one of the most innovative and creative tools for inspiration in Arts & Culture since the beginning of last decade. This seminar introduces the concept of digital transformation and the latest practice in the industry both in public and private sectors, e.g. art festivals and auctions. Participants will have the opportunity to get to know the latest application of the technology, which helps develop intangible beliefs of our future society.
13 Oct 2020 (Tue) | 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Speaker: Ms Liz Yeung
Venue: Microsoft Teams (Online)
Ms Liz Yeung is the founder of Artechgallery, which aims to creates an immersive virtual space for people to observe, understand and experience art in a whole different dimension. In digitally archiving past and future art exhibits, Liz simultaneously preserves the spirit and expands the possibilities of the art world, making it more accessible to everyone everywhere!
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.
Equipment & Software Available
To develop your VR application, the following equipment and software are available for you to use from the Digital Makerspace.