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Research Guides

Virtual Reality @ Gerstein + MADLab: Create VR Content

Software Developer Kits (SDKs) and other software

Real-Time Engines for VR Developers


References and Further Reading

Cacciatore, D. (2017, March 08). All the terms you need to know to create 360 video. Retrieved from

Herrera, E. (2017, June 02). How you can become an AR/VR developer. Retrieved from

Kraft. C. (2016, March 24). Getting started with VR: The best software tools are free. Make Magazine. Retrieved from

Krystian, M. (2016, November 23). 8 Immersive Virtual Reality Data Visualizations. Retrieved from

VR Modelling Software

Note: You might remember some of the following software programs from our 3D printing guide. However, keep in mind that CAD software (such as TinkerCAD, AutoCAD, etc) is best used to create prototypes and models that are to be 3D printed as opposed to VR animations, as the files may poorly in game engines.

3D Model Repositories for VR

Image/Video Editing Software

Adobe Creative Cloud - MADLab

The MADLab has two workstations with Adobe Creative Cloud! Contact to book time on the Adobe workstations (no charge).

  • Photoshop: Check out the Photoshop User Guide and tutorials to get started.
  • Illustrator: Here are some tutorials to get started.
  • Premiere Pro: Check out tutorials here to get started. Learn about using Premiere Pro to edit VR videos here.
  • After Effects: Get started with these tutorials.

Audio Software