Building blocks for the virtual reality web. Use markup to create VR experiences that work across desktop, iOS, Android, the Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive.
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:eyeglasses: Virtual Reality Made Simple: A-Frame handles the 3D and WebVR
boilerplate required to get running across platforms including mobile, desktop,
Vive, and Rift just by dropping in
:heart: Declarative HTML: HTML is easy to read and copy-and-paste. Since A-Frame can be used from HTML, A-Frame is accessible to everyone: web developers, VR enthusiasts, educators, artists, makers, kids.
:zap: Performance: A-Frame is a thin framework on top of three.js. Although A-Frame uses the DOM, A-Frame does not touch the browser layout engine. Performance is a top priority, being battle-tested on highly interactive WebVR experiences.
:globe_with_meridians: Cross-Platform: Build VR applications for Vive, Rift, Daydream, GearVR, and Cardboard. Don't have a headset or controllers? No problem! A-Frame still works on standard desktop and smartphones.
:mag: Visual Inspector: A-Frame provides a built-in visual 3D inspector
with a workflow similar to a browser's developer tools and interface similar to
Unity. Open up any A-Frame scene and hit
<ctrl> + <alt> + i.
:runner: Features: Hit the ground running with A-Frame's built-in components such as geometries, materials, lights, animations, models, raycasters, shadows, positional audio, tracked controllers. Get even further with community components such as particle systems, physics, multiuser, oceans, mountains, speech recognition, or teleportation!
Build VR scenes in the browser with just a few lines of HTML! To start playing and publishing now, remix the starter example on:
<html> <head> <script src="https://aframe.io/releases/1.0.4/aframe.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <a-scene> <a-box position="-1 0.5 -3" rotation="0 45 0" color="#4CC3D9"></a-box> <a-sphere position="0 1.25 -5" radius="1.25" color="#EF2D5E"></a-sphere> <a-cylinder position="1 0.75 -3" radius="0.5" height="1.5" color="#FFC65D"></a-cylinder> <a-plane position="0 0 -4" rotation="-90 0 0" width="4" height="4" color="#7BC8A4"></a-plane> <a-sky color="#ECECEC"></a-sky> </a-scene> </body> </html>
With A-Frame's entity-component architecture, we can drop in community components from the ecosystem (e.g., ocean, physics) and plug them into our objects straight from HTML:
<html> <head> <script src="https://aframe.io/releases/1.0.4/aframe.min.js"></script> <script src="https://email@example.com/dist/aframe-particle-system-component.min.js"></script> <script src="https://unpkg.com/aframe-extras.ocean@%5E3.5.x/dist/aframe-extras.ocean.min.js"></script> <script src="https://firstname.lastname@example.org/dist/gradientsky.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <a-scene> <a-entity id="rain" particle-system="preset: rain; color: #24CAFF; particleCount: 5000"></a-entity> <a-entity id="sphere" geometry="primitive: sphere" material="color: #EFEFEF; shader: flat" position="0 0.15 -5" light="type: point; intensity: 5" animation="property: position; easing: easeInOutQuad; dir: alternate; dur: 1000; to: 0 -0.10 -5; loop: true"></a-entity> <a-entity id="ocean" ocean="density: 20; width: 50; depth: 50; speed: 4" material="color: #9CE3F9; opacity: 0.75; metalness: 0; roughness: 1" rotation="-90 0 0"></a-entity> <a-entity id="sky" geometry="primitive: sphere; radius: 5000" material="shader: gradient; topColor: 235 235 245; bottomColor: 185 185 210" scale="-1 1 1"></a-entity> <a-entity id="light" light="type: ambient; color: #888"></a-entity> </a-scene> </body> </html>
To use the latest stable build of A-Frame, include
<head> <script src="https://aframe.io/releases/1.0.4/aframe.min.js"></script> </head>
To check out the stable and master builds, see the [
npm install --save aframe # Or yarn add aframe
require('aframe') // e.g., with Browserify or Webpack.
git clone https://github.com/aframevr/aframe.git # Clone the repository. cd aframe && npm install # Install dependencies. npm start # Start the local development server.
And open in your browser http://localhost:9000.
npm run dist
For questions and support, ask on StackOverflow.
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And get in touch with the maintainers!
Get involved! Check out the [Contributing Guide](CONTRIBUTING.md) for how to get started.
This program is free software and is distributed under an [MIT License](LICENSE).
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