Build your own Virtual-Reality Space

This is the second year this opportunity has been offered. However, in 2019 there will be MORE time to be really creative, and MORE time to experience your VR creation!

The Ultimate Tree-House

In this one day  interactive workshop you’ll learn how to create digital textures, objects, and the ultimate digital tree-house space! Learn how the technology behind your favourite computer games and animated movies works, and have the opportunity to build, decorate, and experience your own space in virtual reality. This workshop is an awesome opportunity to explore the potential of your imagination at the  Miramar Creative Centre.

You will be taught by Victoria University of Wellington lecturers, who are looking forward to seeing what you create.

The  one day workshop sessions will cover:

Creating digital textures
Building a VR tree house
The VR experience

The Ultimate Tree-house Workshop is proudly supported by Rata Studios. The workshop is part of Creative Futures 2019, a joint event hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Miramar Creative Ltd. This two day event is hosted in Miramar at the Miramar Creative Centre, The Roxy Cinema, Weta Workshop Experience and Park Road Post Production, and will offer insights into new technologies and demonstrate their application to creativity, business and our future daily lives.

Timetable and Enrolment

Start: Saturday 26 October 2019
Finish: Saturday 26 October 2019
10.00am- 3.30pm for students in school Years 8-13
Miramar Creative Centre; 133 Park Road Miramar
Taught by Victoria University of Wellington lecturers:  Byron Mallett | Tuakana Metuarau
Target Market
Students in school Years 8-13
(incl GST)
$100 per student
Option to book a catered lunch at Park Road Post production as part of the Creative Futures event.

About | Byron Mallett | Tuakana Metuarau

Byron Mallett

Byron Mallett is a lecturer in media design at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design.

Byron is a creative coder and designer who combines interaction design with animation, VR and audio/visual elements. He graduated from Victoria University in 2011 with a degree in Design specializing in Digital Media, and completed his Masters of Design Innovation in 2015 focusing on Virtual Reality and musical interfaces.  Byron’s main interests revolve around the construction of tools that use Virtual Reality to help build media experiences.

Read more here.

Tuakana Metuarau

Tuakana Metuarau is a lecturer in media design at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design.

Tuakana is a filmmaker, animator and game developer. He graduated from the School of Design in 2015 with a BDI specializing in Media Design before completing his Masters of Design Innovation in 2017, focusing on the history of video game home consoles and how that data could be stored and catalogued through the video game medium itself.

Tuakana’s main research interests are film, animation and retro video games and how the use of modern tools, both software and hardware, can be used to recreate the various qualities of these mediums, whether narrative, aesthetic or mechanics, while also expressing new ideas and creating new experiences within the established structures of said mediums.

Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243