Introduction to the VR Web

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Hey everyone!

In this episode of Just A/VR Show, I talk about the VR Web, WebVR, and play with virtual reality in outer space! If you're a web developer, or just interested in how today's browsers are beginning to support VR devices, this is the video for you!

One clarification: I make a comment when I'm talking about the downsides of WebVR around non-native graphics and I want to clarify that WebVR through Three.JS and WebGL is, in fact, using the capabilities of the graphics card directly and my comment was not quite accurate. This is a good overview of the differences between WebGL and native 3D.

Code

Boris Smus' WebVR Boilerplate: http://github.com/borismus/webvr-boilerplate

Space Photo (as seen on the green screen!): http://github.com/misslivirose/webvrspace 

Resources

JavaScript for Virtual Reality at JS Conf Budapest, 2015: https://youtu.be/DjC3axxkcL0

The Matrix is my Office WebVR Blog Posts

Bring WebVR to Edge: http://livi.link/WebVREdge 

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    Ian2

    Somehow I missed the first show - really pleased to see this show on Channel 9!

    As someone who has followed 3D for a long time (and I mean a long time - I have a collection of old Taxiphote etc etc :) I am keen to stay up to date with VR.

    PS I just got a Samsung VR headset which I use with an S6 - I am finding this a better alternative to the DK2 kit from Oculus (though no doubt things are going to change in Q1 2016 following CES)

     

    PS I notice you are using a Mac - can you outline advantages/disadvantages of a Mac over a Windows devices? (I am using Windows)

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    misslivirose

    @Ian2

    Hi Ian! I'm glad that you're enjoying the content! I love VR and getting to talk about it is so much fun for me! I've also got the GearVR headset too - I think that they're both great devices, and I've been having a blast developing for each of them.

     

    I'm actually running Windows 10 on my Mac, since I need to use a laptop with an HDMI port on it and my Surface only has a mini display port. :) 

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    Ian2

    @misslivirose:Looks like we might be able to order the Rift tomorrow - might have to raid my piggybank :)

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    stefano lavori

    Why are you using probably the worst hardware possible...?
    Macbook are underclocked, not serious for a (real) geek (batter for "artists")

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    David Lorenzin

    With a MAC ???? Are you serious ???? #SHAME....

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    Manuel

    You are using windows 10 on your Mac, that's true, and the video is amazing..

    But please, don't use a mac, people don't read comments..

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