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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

The teapot in Blender

To learn how to UV map, let's put a teapot in Blender. Today, this will work pretty well, but normally a teapot wouldn't fit in a Blender.

You can download Blender at While there, I highly recommend the tutorials on the site at Packt also has quite a few good books on Blender. You can find these at: You might be a little confused or frustrated with basic cursor movements, and selecting if you haven't been through these tutorials; seeing an animation of the cursor moving helps more than writing about it would. In particular, please watch the cursor selection tutorials under Getting Started at:

To start texturing, we will use the venerable Utah teapot by Martin Newell. It is one of the more famous "test models" for computer graphics. This is the original Utah teapot, currently on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California (courtesy of Marshall Astor):

The computer...