503 CANCELLED—BYOD: 3-D Coding Fundamentals with JavaScript

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, June 27

Empire

Both augmented reality and virtual reality technologies address a world that is 3-D, while most traditional digital learning technology addressed a flat landscape. The movement to 3-D landscapes is going to require new skill sets, including new coding skills. With many possible solutions out there for producing 3-D graphics, digital learning needs a way of producing 3-D that is congruent with tools and presentation methods in current use.

In this session, you’ll learn the fundamentals of coding 3-D graphics with JavaScript and the BabylonJS library. Babylon, with just a few lines of code, can have you producing 3-D objects that display in any contemporary web browser. You’ll code along with the instructor as you learn to leverage JavaScript coding to produce 3-D models that can be used in both education and gaming. After this hands-on session, you’ll be able to create fundamental 3-D shapes, position camera objects, and create textures. You’ll be well positioned to go on to more advanced study of JavaScript and BabylonJS.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use the BabylonJS library
  • How to create set shapes
  • How to create parametric shapes
  • How to use a solid particle system
  • How to apply camera behaviors
  • How to use the BabylonJS documentation
  • Where to go next to further learning

Audience:

Designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:

JavaScript and BabylonJS.

Technology required:

Windows or Mac with text editor and web browser. Brackets (free at Brackets.io) and Chrome are preferred.

Mark Lassoff

President

Framework Television

Mark Lassoff is the founder and president of Framework Television, a post-cable television network that focuses on digital skills such as web and mobile development. Mark and his company have taught over one million people web and mobile development online, in the corporate classroom and in secondary schools across the country. He was named to the “40 Under 40” in both Austin, Texas and Hartford, CT. In 2017, Mark was awarded the prestigious eLearning Guild's Guild Master Award.

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