A group of approximately 10 undergraduates students from Namseoul University, South Korean will be visiting the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo at the end of July. The students will be participating in various workshops and activities, one of which will be hosted by our team!

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Screenshot of tutorial using #UE4 and #LeapMotion for making typing in #VR easier and more natural! 

 

 

 

Activity Description

This workshop was inspired by the tap strap wearable keyboard recently featured in the media http://www.tapwithus.com/. It's a device that is placed over your fingers in which you can use hand motion and gestures to type on any surface. We will be abstracting this concept to create a set of finger gestures that can be used with a @LeapMotion controller in order to easily type in VR. We will be using Unreal Engine 4 and incorporating fundamental concepts learned in first-year university linear algebra, classic algebra and calculus classes.

The student tasks will consist of modifying this setup from the English alphabets to the Korean alphabet. In the morning session, an overview will be provided regarding the requisite maths background material to tackle the problem. A live tutorial with the students will then be held to show them how to implement the various features in UE4 giving the students an opportunity to gain practical experience in UE4’s blueprint system.

The tutorial and project will then be made available to the @UnrealEngine community :)