How to start your first storytelling VR scene?



Tutorial Overview

In this video I will go over what we will cover in this tutorial.



Maya Alembic Export

In this video, I will cover alembic export from Maya. In Part 5, we will import this into Unity Game Engine.

-Open the scene you want to work with.

-Choose only the animating objects.

-Go to Cache - Alembic cache - Export selection to cache and go to settings

-Go to advanced options click on Uv Write, World Space, Write Visibility and Filter Euler Rotations.

-After saving the alembic (.abc) file open a new scene in maya and import the alembic file Delete any objects you don't want or need and recache the file

-In the next video we are going to talk about export our environment as a fbx file



Maya FBX Export

In this video, I will cover FBX export from Maya. In Part 6, we will import this into Unity Game Engine.

-Select object that you want to export

-Go to edit - delete by type - history

-Than go to Modify - freeze transformation

-File - Export Selection go to settings

-Click export selection

-Deselect Animation, camera, light

-Select Embed Media to have the materials as reference.

-And from FBX file format select version- FBX 2014/2015. This is the most stable version and less buggy.

-Give it a name, let's say environment than Export Selection

-Now we are ready to dive in to unity



Unity Overview

In this video, I will cover Unity interface, how to create a 3D object, create materials and assigning the materials.

Additional resources:

- docs.unity3d.com/Manual/LearningtheInterface.html

- docs.unity3d.com/Manual/Materials.html



Unity Alembic Import

In this video, I will cover alembic import to Unity.

Unity Alembic importer download link:

- github.com/unity3d-jp/AlembicForUnity/releases



Unity FBX Import

In this video, I will cover FBX import and how to change the background.



Oculus Integration

In this video, I will cover Oculus SDK integration for Unity. Build and player settings.

Oculus Utilities download link:

- developer.oculus.com/downloads/package/oculus-utilities-for-unity-5/