Fullstack React: React and WebVR using A-Frame

React and WebVR using A-Frame  #ReactJS #WebVR

  • Today we are going to learn how to create a simple augmented reality experience using a library called A-Frame and React.
  • We are going to take what I learned from that and create a relatively simple application that takes an equirectangle image and use it as our back drop for the beginnings of a virtual experience.
  • A-Frame is a web framework used to build virtual reality experiences built on top of technologies like three.js and the WebVR API The Mozilla VR Team developed it as a fully open project.
  • We now need to import A-Frame into our React component and then add our first tag, the scene.
  • Update the render function of your component by adding some entities: – – A-Frame gives you access to a lot of primitive entities out of the box so we can add a sphere by just using the tag.

Editor’s Note: We are excited to have a guest blogger on our blog for this article! Jordan Papeleo is a technologist, programmer, and code mentor who has deep passions about growing developers, his community, his faith, and his mustache.

Experiences are how we process, interact with and remember information. WebVR gives us the ability to create experiences and immerse people in them from their browser. Via reality on the web could expose people to experiences in ways like never before. A surgeon could practice surgery without the risk to human life. We could create virtual labs with an endless amount of supplies to learn chemistry or biology. The possibilities are endless.

Today we are going to learn how to create a simple augmented reality experience using a library called A-Frame and React.

I spent about three months before react-vr came out working on a prototype of an immersive experience. We are going to take what I learned from that and create a relatively simple application that takes an equirectangle image and use it as our back drop for the beginnings of a virtual experience. To do this we will to use ReactJS and Aframe.io.

A-Frame is a web framework used to build virtual reality experiences built on top of technologies like three.js and the WebVR API The Mozilla VR Team developed it as a fully open project. You can use A-Frame with React, Preact, VueJS, Angular, or even just plain ol’ JavaScript. You write part of your A-Frame code using XML tags similar to how you would with HTML. That markup is used to create a scene which is made up of multiple entities….

Fullstack React: React and WebVR using A-Frame