052-0523-00L  360° - Reality to Virtuality (HS)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersK. Sander
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThis course (ending with «00L») can only be passed once! Please check this before signing up.
The number of participants is limited. Registration for participation in the course is required. Please contact the assistant, Adam Kiryk: kiryk@arch.ethz.ch


AbstractDesign in virtual space -
360° Reality to Virtuality (052-0523-00L) meets 3D Scanning & Modelling (052-0521-00L)
ObjectiveThe goal is to 3D-scan an existing space and use it in VR as a context for further design.
First, we learn the tools; then we work on an architectural VR-project; at the end of the course, we present the works in our exhibition space in HIL F.
Every student gets Oculus Quest VR-Headset to work with at home during the semester.
ContentWe focus on virtual reality design process and create our own spaces using VR-headsets. We hope that this new technologies will change the design of architecture in the near future and will influence the learning process at ETH as well.
The goal is to 3D-scan an existing space and use it in VR as a context for further design.
First, we learn the tools; then we work on an architectural VR-project; at the end of the course, we present the works in our exhibition space in HIL F.
Every Student gets Oculus Quest VR-Headset to work with at home during the semester.

Each student will be charged with 200 chf deposit for the VR-Headset 2 Weeks before the beginning of the course. The deposit has to be paid the latest 2 weeks before the beginning of the course. It will be paid back after the return of the Headset (it has to be returned until Monday, 20.12.2021).

In case of loss or damage that is uncovered by the warranty the student has to cover the equipment cost 510chf (minus 200chf deposit).
If you already have Oculus Quest (Model 1 or 2) you don’t need to pay any deposit and you can work on your own device.
Prerequisites / NoticeCourse requirements:
Both courses are connected “360 – Reality to Virtuality” and “3D-Modeling”
Please register for both courses:
“360 – Reality to Virtuality” (052-0523-00L) and “3D-Modeling” (052-0521-00L) (2x 2 ETCS)
Classroom-teaching (online or physical meetings, Mondays, 14:00 – 16:00)
Self-teaching, research etc. (Mondays 12:00 – 14:00, or whenever you have time)

Please send us your short letter of motivation to Nicolas Rolle: rolle@arch.ethz.ch
Tools:
Gravity Sketch
Photogrammetry 3D-scanning (Reality Capture)
Oculus Quest 2
Oculus Link (USB-C cable)