Implementation
by
Guido Helmerhorst
,
Founder & CGO

7 easy steps to create your own VR training scenario

Virtual Reality and the creation of your own content can be daunting. So is getting the VR creation to your colleagues for them try and be amazed. Follow these easy steps to start small, iterate and go big.

1. Start with an idea

You need an idea, a learning objective, a story you want to tell, the consequences people need to experience.

Questions to help you form this idea:

  • What is the situation it should be about?
  • Where is the location, and what happens, can happen or should happen?
  • Are there big assets involved? Like machinery, a warehouse, a train.
  • What is the procedure involved? Safety, security, protocol, do's and don’ts.

Tip: creating the story is one thing, filming is another. Both need iterations to learn from, so start small. For example with a guided tour around your home, school or office. Use the questions to make your tour with a twist.

Tools: your own brilliant mind and context.

2. Once upon a time...

Start drafting your story. Who is the one putting on the headset and will play the scenario? The "I" in the story. Where am I, who am I, what am I doing, who am I meeting, what is my objective?

This would also be the time to get your filming gear in order: a 360 camera, a tripod (colleague Danny wrote a blog about it, click here).

Another thing you will be needing is a Warp Studio account. Reach out to get one.

Tools: pen, paper, sticky notes, or start directly in Warp Studio.

3. Storyboard & script

Like in a movie you are writing a script, only this script is interactive: it has different paths. To help you craft this branched scenario Warp Studio provides an easy way to create and visualize your storyboard. Your story gets more and more detailed as you go with place, time, actions and consequences. Then... instantly turn your storyboard into the script you take on set.

Tools: Warp Studio

The Warp Studio flow editor

4. Prototype

Practice makes perfect, so our advice: get out there and create that first easy scenario! Charge your camera, get on the road, whip out your tripod and clean your lenses. As mentioned earlier an example of an easy scenario is a short tour which you can pack with fun/unexpected elements, a real guided tour with choices and Easter eggs.

Tools: camera, tripod, cloth, possibly extra audio recording

5. Production

Editing happens with other tools you might already be familiar with like Adobe Premiere. As described in the blog on cameras, some cameras also have their own editing software included. These tools may seem a little daunting at first but the features you need are quite easy to navigate.

Tools: video editing tools like Adobe Premiere, or accompany camera software.

6. Synthesize & share

From idea to storyboard to script & filming and now its time to upload your media and enrich your storyboard with the video scenes. Your scenario has now come full circle: you are ready to publish and share with whomever you want in minutes. Need to make some changes? Just edit your storyboard, publish et voila.

Tools: Warp Studio

Warp Studio

7. Analyze the results

Your colleagues, friends and even your family can now all easily enjoy what you have created via their mobile devices (mobile phone and tablet), desktop and/or VR headset. All via the Warp VR app and as soon as they start playing, you will see data coming in on their decisions and answers.    

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