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VSW04 Building Mixed Reality Experiences for HoloLens & Immersive Headsets in Unity


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Nick Landry

Senior Technical Evangelist


Mixed Reality blends people, places and things across a full spectrum ranging from the real-world to digital virtual worlds. This session is your introduction to building 3D applications and games for Windows Mixed Reality using C#, Visual Studio and Unity. We'll start with a quick recap of Mixed Reality, the HoloLens device, immersive headsets and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and talk about interacting with holograms using gaze, gestures and voice. Next, we'll dive into building 3D apps for Windows Mixed Reality in Unity with C#, using the Mixed Reality Toolkit for Unity, exporting our project to Visual Studio and running it on either a HoloLens device, an immersive Mixed Reality headset or the HoloLens Emulator. Science fiction becomes science fact, and Unity & UWP developers are at the front of this revolution. Come learn how to get started and build your journey into a world of holograms you create.

You will learn:

  • The principles of Mixed Reality and how the Microsoft HoloLens works
  • How to get started with 3D app development for Windows Mixed Reality using Visual Studio, Unity & C#
  • How to use the Mixed Reality Toolkit for Unity for Gaze, Gestures, Voice & Spatial Mapping