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Introduction to Windows Mixed Reality development workshop

One of my colleague Mickey MacDonald has been developing a great set of resources and workshops which are perfect for you introducing students to developing for Windows MR.


In these labs you will learn how to get started building Windows Mixed Reality experiences using Unity3d.

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The topics covered in the workshop are as follows:

  • Setting up the Unity3d environment for Mixed Reality development
  • How to render motion controllers at run-time
  • How to use custom models for motion controllers
  • Instantiating and placing 3D objects using the motion controllers
  • Handling teleportation and locomotion
  • Deploying the experience to a device
  • Building a custom 3D application launcher

This workshop has been broken down into four labs. Each Lab builds off of the previous lab, to create a complete deploy-able example.

Each lab corresponds with the preceding presentation. You can find the slide for each presentation in the slides folder

Please follow each of the Labs in order. To check your work each of the labs contains a completed version.

Windows Mixed Reality documentation

Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact. Learn to build mixed reality experiences for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality immersive headsets (VR).

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Get started with mixed reality key concepts, core building blocks, and app paradigms.

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See code examples, do a coding tutorial and watch guest lectures.

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Get design guidance, build user interface and learn interaction and input.

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Get development guides, learn the technology and understand the science.



Open source projects

These open source projects, sample apps, and toolkits should help you accelerate development of applications targeting Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality immersive headsets. Leverage anything you find here and please contribute back as you learn - our whole community will benefit!

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Immersive headset Enthusiast's Guide

We know you might be looking to dive deeper on Windows Mixed Reality and learn how to get the most of your new headset and motion controllers, so we created the Enthusiast's Guide to provide you with exclusive information and answer the top questions people have about Windows Mixed Reality before and after they buy.