COURSE – Animating for VR

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Technical skills development

INSTRUCTOR Jonathan Carroll

Feb 15, 22  and March 1, 8, 2018  *New dates
6:30pm – 9:30pm
4 sessions

Non-member $200 / TAIS Member $140 / Subsidized $100


This 4 class course focuses on the principles of Virtual Reality (VR) technology and the development of an animated VR project for mobile device visualization. Course participants will each create a VR project using the software Unity and the participant’s own short animation sequence. The participant’s animation should already be made, and should ideally be in a 2D digital or 3D animated format. The course will explore the lenses and output types within VR rendering platforms and the basics to panoramic imagery, stereoscopic imagery, apps and web hosted content.
IMPORTANT: Participants need to bring their own computer (Windows, OSX). TAIS will have a limited number of computers available for participants, available first-come first-serve. For participants bringing their own machines, please check hardware requirements and (if your computer meets these requirements) download and install Unity before coming to the workshop. Link:

Jonathan Carroll is a software artist who creates interactions for the narrative performances of the collective, Tough Guy Mountain. He makes work using Unity, Unreal, Blender, and various programming languages. Along with the collective, he runs the digital art incubator The Brandscape, at Dupont and Dufferin in Toronto.

Tough Guy Mountain is an ongoing project focusing on the glories, trials, and absurdity of late capitalism. As an artist collective of over a dozen members, TGM creates “total works of art”, presentations of capitalist aesthetic and consumer culture. TGM creates narrative performances where the collective plays a fantastical corporation that treats Art as another client.

For more information about Jonathan Caroll visit: