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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

Finding the API -- All the way from Mars

Now, we'll get the weather data all the way from Mars. No, I'm not really joking. Refer to, which describes the API and gives a little science background, if you are interested. This API is set up to consume XML data from, and return it in, a JSON or JSONP format. The following is the resulting data, which you can also get by referring to:

  "report": {
    "terrestrial_date": "2019-04-21",
    "sol": 2250,
    "ls": 66.0,
    "min_temp": -80.0,
    "min_temp_fahrenheit": -112.0,
    "max_temp": -27.0,
    "max_temp_fahrenheit": -16.6,
    "pressure": 878.0,
    "pressure_string": "Higher",
    "abs_humidity": null,
    "wind_speed": null,
    "wind_direction": "--",
    "atmo_opacity": "Sunny",
    "season": "Month 4",
    "sunrise": "2019-04-21T11:02:00Z",
    "sunset": "2019-04-21T22:47:00Z"

We can fairly easily turn this into our JSON object. First, let's test the...