Virtual reality has historically been “islands” – unrelated applications and videos, sometimes assigned to a single platform. Last year, Mozilla made a new attempt to create a single virtual reality network space with a social project Hubs. The next step on this path was the release of a free training course on WebVR for beginners, created with the support of Glitch.
A five-part video course appeared on the Glitch website, accompanied by interactive code examples. It will help you learn how to work with A-Frame, a free toolkit for creating network virtual reality. Using A-Frame, you can produce VR content for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Google Daydream and Gear VR, as well as desktop and laptop computers. Content means anything from spherical panoramas to complex 3D animated scenes.
“We hope that this starter kit will inspire anyone who was on the verge of creating virtual reality to dive in and start,” explains Mozilla in his blog. For the same purpose, the Glitch site provides interactive code samples along with step-by-step instructions and a viewing window that allows developers to see the results of code changes in real time. For example, in one example, you can manipulate the textured planets of the solar system by adding and editing spheres through simple HTML code.
Additional sample applications on A-Frame can be found here.