Lightning Lesson: Learn Particle Systems for VR

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Starfish Mission
06:00 PM
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Interested in learning how to build Virtual Reality? Here’s a secret: it’s not that difficult to get started! Come on over so we can prove it to you.
This Lightning Learn will cover how to design and build particle systems for your VR experience. Particles are small, simple images or meshes that are displayed and moved in huge groups by a particle system. Together, the particles create the impression of a complete entity, examples being smoke, fire, light beams, snow and others.
In this session, we will walk you through the basics of using particle systems, so you can use them to add key details and elements to your scene.

What you will need:
No prior experience needed.
An interest in emerging technology and curiosity of Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Your own computer with the latest version of Unity downloaded.

Who this is for:
This Lightning Learn is for anyone interested in learning more about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, or those who want to learn how to build VR products themselves.

About Lightning Lessons:
Lightning Learns are a free series designed introduce people to building their VR worlds using Unity. Our mission is to teach as many people how to build VR as possible. We’re here to give you the tools and resources you need to accelerate your learning.

This series will introduce you to a ton of different areas of VR design and development, with the goal of introducing you to Unity, the latest VR experiences exemplifying the lessons’ themes, and a clearer idea of how to get into the industry.

And by the way, feeling the fire to learn and ambition to build each week? Keep on coming! You will leave with your own VR-Ready project by the end of the series.

About Upload:
Upload is a co-working space dedicated to emerging technologies. We believe in people. Bringing together passionate groups leads to thoughtful ideas; from thoughtful ideas grow amazing projects. We’re here to support our tribe, and welcome everyone to join!
We are also an educational organization offering VR/AR development and design workshops.
We offer weekend workshops and a longer form VR development and design course, ideal for those aspiring to break into the industry. You need the tools and resources? Come try them out.
Check out for more information.
Email [email protected] with any questions.


  1. Starfish Mission 1535 Mission Steret, San Francisco, CA