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Getting Started with React VR

By : John Gwinner
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Getting Started with React VR

By: John Gwinner

Overview of this book

This book takes you on a journey to create intuitive and interactive Virtual Reality experiences by creating your first VR application using React VR 2.0.0. It starts by getting you up to speed with Virtual Reality (VR) and React VR components. It teaches you what Virtual Reality (VR) really is, why it works, how to describe 3D objects, the installation of Node.js (version 9.2.0) and WebVR browser. You will learn 3D polygon modeling, texturing, animating virtual objects and adding sound to your VR world. You will also discover ways to extend React VR with new features and native Three.js. You will learn how to include existing high-performance web code into your VR app. This book will also take you through upgrading and publishing your app. By the end of this book, you'll have a deep knowledge of Virtual Reality and a full-fledged working VR app to add to your profile!
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Jason and JSON

When you hear people talk about JSON, hopefully, you aren't thinking of this guy:

I found the image on the web, marked creative commons; it's a Jason Voorhees costume (cosplay) from the Montreal Comic-Con. The photo is from Pikawil from Laval, Canada.

On a serious note, JSON is the most common way to bring in the outside world through web services; however, as we've seen ways to include native code and JavaScript, you could integrate your system in a variety of ways.

The other huge advantage of React VR is that it is based on React, so things that you can commonly do with React, you can do in React VR, with some important differences. 

Why JSON has nothing to do with React

At first, you might be thinking, "How do I do AJAX requests in React VR?"

You don't, not really. React VR and React Native do not have any allegiance to any particular way of fetching data. In fact, as far as React is concerned, it doesn't even know there's a server in the picture at all.

React simply renders components...