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Video - Filming

10 360° filming tips

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/360-cameras-comparison-video-things-to-know-before-you-buy/

It says what type of cameras do what and the two types of 360 videos. Just tips not a guide. This is for beginners. Daniel G.

Taylor Pedro: This article is a good start to learning about the ups and downs of 360 filming and the different types of cameras available. This source will be somewhat useful because it lists the programs we could use and how to avoid sticking problems. This should be a required competency because it really is the basics of 360 filming.

Utilizing a green screen in 360° video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-U6NlCOvtQ

Will Kellogg: This tutorial requires you to have the necessary equipment: a green screen, Adobe Premiere and a meta-data tool. The tutorial is pretty easy to follow as a video shows you exactly what to click Adobe Premiere and what footage to edit. But it does require you to have a pre-existing knowledge of how to work the equipment listed above. Learning how to combine Green screen into a 360 video is not required competency. However I suggest you designate one person to specialize in this skill.

Creating a 360° music video

http://www.360heros.com/2014/10/360-video-tutorial-danny-lacey-creates-a-little-planet-video-for-embrace/

-This is a step by snot utep tutorial for those who have not used a 360 camera.This tells us how to take the footage and download it onto a computer and walks you through what to do. I think we should definitely consider using this because the steps are here for anyone to use. (Alex Awwad)

Video - Editing

Adding special effects to 360° video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxNTFMtkxWU

Stitching multiple 360° videos together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ksWwnSVfLg

Diana Gonzalez- This Is a good video to watch because it it for the type of camera we are using

360fly - Adding text to your 360fly project

Adding text to VR

How to edit on 360fly app

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcO7VDhqjso&list=PL8R9h4tp3m-NHVBQ1HqpAIgvV2n-F2A-Y&index=2

How to upload 360° videos

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6178631

3D Modeling - Blender

Beginner

Modeling and Texturing a Building in Blender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jJGBzAxXKo

Novice- Alyn

Making objects on blender for unity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Q6zgA4K4E

Beginner-Alyn

Blender Character Modeling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QT1GNMevfc&spfreload=5

Beginner-Alyn

Creating a room in blender

https://cgi.tutsplus.com/tutorials/modeling-a-modern-interior-scene-in-blender--cg-15294

Ashley: Beginner/Intermediate. It isn’t a video, just a series of pictures and written instructions. It’s intermediate only because it uses lingo that beginners may not know, but I think it does a pretty good job of explaining each step.

How to make text boxes in Blender

https://youtu.be/lcbcUfKJrQg

Beginner. Teaches you how to create text boxes in Blender.

Making a simple truck/car in Blender 2.71

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vot82aRoUZY

Beginner level tutorial to create a truck/car. No shading.

How to create a quick and easy house in Blender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDwzEzTEVJU

Ashley: For beginners. Good tutorial. Teaches you how to make the outside of a house.

Learn how to make a tree in Blender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fXQhILVl9U

Teaches you how to create static trees. No animation, unlike the other one. Beginner level.

Blender 2.70 Tutorial - Animated Particle Flowers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvcHN5XHV5I

Teaches you how to create and then animate flower particle systems. Looks easy. -Mason

Create a rock in blender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v8pzsYImc8

Teaches you how to create the model and texture for rocks in blender. It says beginner, but it seems to have more steps than others. -Mason

Creating a blender water simulation.

https://youtu.be/Gk0uhBcLknQ

Seems much more difficult than the rest of the animation tutorials. -Mason

Blender Tutorial - How to render a Red Blood Cell from a cube (v. 2.67b)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNn3rrSY3OQ

Novice tutorial on creating a  red blood cell. -Mason

3D Modeling - Blender

Intermediate

Realistic city Blender tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ySFm4ey9U

Advanced/expert-Alyn

3D cat animator (modeling)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDmG1ymOdqQ

Intermediate-Alyn

Modeling, Sculpting, and Rigging for characters on blender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXg0IRKhEho

Advance- Alyn

How to create a brain neuron scene in Blender

https://youtu.be/TPLRHBPP7QM

For people who know what they’re doing. Teaches you how to create tons of neurons!

How to make a blender animal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5gGkHMBLIU

This looks pretty difficult.

-Mason

Create Realistic Animated Trees - Beginner Blender Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlRF5S0aHwU

Teaches you how to create trees in blender, beginner difficulty. -Mason

Blender Tutorial For Beginners: Animation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZC8i7nq32k

Teaches you how to animate an object in Blender. It’s a novice skill level, but you need to first know how to create an object in blender. -Mason  

3D Modeling - Misc

How to Use Reality Capture (modeling)

RealityCapture Tutorial

Exporting 3D Models from Tilt Brush

https://blog.sketchfab.com/tutorial-exporting-tilt-brush/

Producer

360 animation tutorial. (excuse cringe worthy intros)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj8pPSDFOjc

How to create virtual reality animation

https://yalantis.com/blog/how-to-create-content-for-virtual-reality-apps/

Behind the scenes of making a 360 virtual reality.

https://www.theprimacy.com/blog/virtual-reality-360-degree-immersive-video-experience/

How to upload 360-degree videos

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6178631?hl=en

Great step by step how to upload 360 degree video.

10 things I wish I knew before filming a 360 video

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/360-cameras-comparison-video-things-to-know-before-you-buy/

This offers an indepth look into the concept of 360 video making

Vive VR tutorial

Part 1 - Learn how to make VR games for the HTC Vive with Unity and SteamVR

A good guide to learning how to make a VR game. Has step by step instructions.

How to make underwater 360 video scenes.

http://www.360heros.com/2013/03/360-heros-360-scuba-video-underwater-in-belize/

How to Create Animation in VR

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/motion-graphics/how-create-animation-in-vr/

Great website, provides website called Google Daydream Lab that should be coming out any day in fall 2016. You can make 2D and 3D objects that can even program to move.

Programming - Unity

Coding in Unity for the absolute beginner

https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/topics/scripting/coding-unity-absolute-beginner

Essential for beginners -Connor

Interaction in VR : How to make your VR experience interactive

https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/topics/virtual-reality/interaction-vr

Medium level tutorial -Connor

Basic Unity Tutorial for Steam VR & Vive (Setting up HMD and controllers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZTctk19sx8

This is a fairly advanced process, but necessary for anyone who wants to use Vive -Connor

Getting Started - Unity Steam VR Tutorial For The Absolute Beginner - HTC Vive

Unity For Beginners

Good tutorial for beginners starting from scratch. Step by step -Mia  (A Video tutorial)

How to create menus in Unity

https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/modules/beginner/live-training-archive/creating-a-scene-menu

Step by step tutorial on creating a menu in Unity -Mia

Water editing in Unity

https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/HOWTO-Water.html

Basics on programing water. Basically inserting specifics like reflections, depth, wave speed, etc. -Eric

How to Make a VR Game With Unity and Google Cardboard

https://www.raywenderlich.com/116805/make-vr-game-unity-google-cardboard

Programming - Languages

C# Beginning Programming

https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/c-fundamentals-for-absolute-beginners-16169?l=Lvld4EQIC_2706218949

This tutorial looks like the best one, extremely professional and backed by great reviews and the microsoft brand. Unfortunately, there is a free tutorial but it sounds like it eventually costs money. - Ethan S.E.

Script writing

Storytelling in Virtual Reality

http://www.vrdribble.com/allthingsvr/2015/11/4/storytelling-in-virtual-reality-a-starters-guide

VR Filmmaking

http://www.raindance.org/virtual-reality-filmmaking-toolkit-write-it/

An article discusing VR scriptwriting.

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