Leveraging Virtual Reality for Design Development: From VR-visualisation to 3D-printing

Mon 28 Sep 6:00 pm


Mon 28 Sep 8:00 pm

This workshop runs: Mondays 6-8pm: September 28, October 5, October 19, 26


Create, design, and model in VR by learning software that allows you to visualize the object taking shape in 3D while you are designing it. This is one of the ways VR has a tremendous advantage over any design software on a flat screen.


In the first three 2-hour sessions, you will learn to do 3D-design in virtual reality using the cross-platform software Gravity Sketch.

In the fourth and last session, you will export your design and learn how to 3D print it. 

Your design will be printed and you can pick it up later that week.

We are set up for 3 teams of 2 people. All of our VR systems are disinfectable. 

The teams of 2 should be in the same bubble to reduce spread of infection. We will have wipes here to disinfect goggles when shared with someone who isn’t in the same bubble.

You will be able to experience the HTC Vive, Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift.


Thank you to NEWMONT COFFEE and Outpost 31 for providing the VR equipment, and to Jayden with Outpost 31 for running the event! Without them, this special offering and affordable price would not be possible.



Outpost 31 Company Bio:

Outpost 31 is a full service Media and Entertainment Company based in Whitehorse, Yukon. We’re focused on creating dynamic Film, TV, and Digital Media content that engages and captivates audiences. With over 45 years of combined experience David, Neil, and Jayden know how to deliver quality content. We’ve invested in the latest production and postproduction equipment that allows us to create digital cinema and media of the highest quality. Whether creating original content or servicing productions Outpost 31 is Canada’s premier production company North of 60.



About the VR design instructor:

Jayden Soroka
Motion Designer/Animator/Producer/Director
Jayden Soroka started life on the Canadian prairies but feels most at home with the people and in the wilds of the Yukon. An alumnus of the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and with two decades of experience in the film industry, Jayden applies his creative passion to directing, animating and developing XR (Extended Reality) content. His team at Outpost 31 was the recipient of Startup Canada’s Northern Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2019. With his most recent project The Provider, premiering at ALFF this year, Jayden is pushing the creative and technological boundaries of what can be done in the North – developing courageous projects, building local capacity, and opening up the Yukon to opportunities previously only available south of 60.

About the 3D printing instructor: Rick spent ten years as a programmer, designer, and project manager at an indie game studio, working with a small team of artists and programmers on an engine built from scratch using nothing but C++, DirectX, and passion. His other passions include traditional woodworking, electronics, leather working, and chocolate making.


Minimum 4 participants | Maximum 6 participants | Cancellation & Refund Policy


COVID-19 protocol:

  • We will ask you to wash your hands as soon as you enter the building. After you wash your hands, we encourage you not to touch your mouth or eyes while in the building.
  • We encourage you to bring and wear a fabric or dust mask. Free masks are provided (if available to us).
  • Workstations are spaced 6 feet apart to limit face-to-face contact.
  • Our instructor will be wearing a fabric mask when they can’t social distance.
  • Stay home if you are sick or have a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

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