USC Invites you to Unity Technologies – Women in Gaming Workshop Series

By November 8, 2016Announcements

USC Cinematic Arts, Office of Industry Relations is proud to support

Unity Technologies – Women in Gaming Workshop Series:

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Time: 12:30-5:30pm – snacks included

Location:  USC SCA 255


Please review information on attending and RSVP details at


Join our Women in Gaming Workshop & create a game from start to finish – no experience required!

Attendees will be introduced to the Unity game engine while learning, hands on, about the workflows and features used by top game studios. During this training, attendees will learn how to build a brand new 3D game start to finish while touching upon many of the diverse systems and tools that Unity offers.


Featured Guest Speaker:

Brandii Grace, Chief Creative Officer/Co-Founder at Versus Gaming Network

Brandii Grace is a Co-Founder and Creator of “Neil DeGrass Tyson Presents: Space Odyssey” and, having recently sold the company, the now former-Chief Creative Officer for the “Versus Gaming Network”. Brandii has more than a decade of design and development experience in the games industry working with a wide array of platforms, genres and markets for games ranging from giant MMOs to award-winning indie titles. Brandii is on the LA Board of Directors for the International Game Developers Association and received their 2012 MVP award. She has been published in respected game development textbooks, assisted the California Department of Education in creating a game design curriculum for high schools, and helped start more than one collegiate game program.


Featured Workshop Topics:

  • General workflows
  • Unity scripting
  • The graphics pipeline
  • Global illumination (GI)
  • Physically based rendering (PBR)
  • Physics
  • Audio
  • Animation (Mecanim)



Before attending, learners should install the latest stable build of Unity (please no beta installs due to instability and feature changes). Additionally, learners should open Unity at least one time prior to the Roadshow as internet is needed the first time the software is opened. It is also advised to bring a mouse.

What to bring:

  • Laptop & power cord.*Mac users must be running on OS 10.8 or higher in order to use Unity 5* No monitors + computers allowed, only laptoops allowed.
  • Mouse – unless you are extremely proficient using a track pad in the Unity editor, you will need a mouse. You’ll wish you had one if you don’t bring one!
  • Your printed or mobile ticket for entry


RSVP required:


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