Jawa El Khash
Apr 7 - 8, 2020

Immersive World-Building

In this two-part workshop, Jawa El Khash will teach the history, basic hardware and process of world-building in virtual reality with a VIVE headset. Participants will learn how to set up a teleportation system and create interaction in VR. Along with learning how to create panoramic images, generate spherical sky maps, build custom textures to use as materials for 3D objects, and incorporate typography and spatial audio into their virtual environments, participants will also be introduced to basic physics in Unity including wind effects and particle systems.

The first workshop will consist of introducing Unity’s User Interface and Asset Store, creating a Unity Environment and preparing it for VR by using Steam VR. Next we will start importing models from TurboSquid and learning how to apply textures and animate the models. Next we will introduce 3D audio and typography. We will continue to explore interaction within VR with teleporting, and interacting with objects.

The second session will consist of introducing physics in Unity by creating a water fountain and cloth that responds to wind forces. We will continue by leveraging the animated models into an Augmented Reality experience using Vuforia Engine AR. To conclude, we will upload the file to the web and create high quality screenshots within Unity using Screenshot Asset.


Part 1: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Part 2: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Time: 5pm-7pm

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/immersive-world-building-online-workshop-tickets-101325904508

This workshop is PWYC ($20 suggested donation). Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation.

After registering you will receive an email with a Zoom event link. Contact education@interaccess.org for any questions.

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About the Instructor: 

Jawa El Khash (born 1995, Damascus) is a multidisciplinary artist that uses virtual reality, holography and painting to investigate nature, architecture, and immigrant refugee culture. By collecting and rendering digital materials, El Khash is able to reimagine and construct realms for lost cultural relics, oral traditions, and concepts. Recent exhibitions include "The Upper Side of The Sky" at Crutch CAC (2019), Digital Deserts at Kit & Ace (2018), "Liminal Forms” 

Questions? If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at education@interaccess.org

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