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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

Chapter 4. The React VR Library

This chapter is about the layout of the React VR library; the objects and components in it. Many of the concepts in this chapter will be referenced in later chapters, so if you are reading an electronic version of this book, it will be heavily hyperlinked for your enjoyment and pleasure.

React VR has six basic elements within it and is coded with a new, yet familiar, paradigm called JSX (JavaScript eXtension). If you already know React, you are already familiar with React VR, although there are important differences. We will cover the following:

  • JSX, the language and syntax of React VR:
    • Differences between React VR and React
  • Components and VR components:
    • Props
    • State
    • Events
    • Layout
    • Style
  • Details of all components and keywords:
    • Objects-visible and invisible
    • Lights
    • Multimedia - sound and video
    • Cameras and viewing

I have not covered all of the APIs available, as that is mostly a long, dictionary-like recitation, and it would be better if you used the documentation on the website...