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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

Bundling for publishing on the web

Assuming that you have your project dependencies set up correctly to get your project to run from a web server, typically through an ISP or service provider, you need to "bundle" it. React VR has a script that will package up everything into just a few files.

Note, of course, that your desktop machine counts as a "web server", although I wouldn't recommend that you expose your development machine to the web. The better way to have other people experience your new Virtual Reality is to bundle it and put it on a commercial web service.

Packaging React VR for release on a website

The basic process is easy with the React VR provided script:

  1. Go to the VR directory where you normally run npm start, and run the npm run bundle command:
  1. You will then go to your website the same way you normally upload files, and create a directory called vr.
  2. In your project directory, in our case f:\ReactVR\WalkInAMaze, find the following files in .\VR\Build: