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Learning Web-based Virtual Reality

Build and Deploy Web-based Virtual Reality Technology

Authors: Neelakantam, Srushtika, Pant, Tanay

  • The only book to cover different open source web frameworks such as A-Frame
  • Leverage the power of JavaScript to start building virtual reality applications
  • Deploy the developed applications to run on GitHub pages
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About this book

Create web-based VR applications and deploy them to GitHub pages with this short, practical tutorial crammed with hands-on examples. This book covers topics such as VR, the WebVR API, and A-Frame. In Learning Web-based Virtual Reality, you will build a number of 3D VR-based applications. In these apps, you will be able to test the VR environments, walk through the virtual world, interact with the objects, and perceive these virtual realities with the help of Google Cardboard. 

By the end of the book, you will have a complete understanding of what WebVR is, knowledge of what VR devices are available, and the requirements to start working on WebVR. You will also be comfortable in using A-Frame and its various components to build your own VR projects.

What You Will Learn
  • Experience WebVR, the WebVR API, and WebVR libraries
  • Make use of various pieces of VR hardware
  • See popular WebVR projects
  • Use A-Frame to build your own WebVR projects

Who This Book Is For

Developers who want to build and deploy web-based virtual reality technology. Understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS is required.


About the authors

Tanay Pant is an Indian author, speaker, hacker, innovator and tech enthusiast. He is best known for his work on various books on computer science, open source contributions and his talks at technology conferences. He is the chief architect of Stock Wolf, a global virtual stock-trading platform that aims to impart practical education about stocks and markets. He is also an alumnus of the Mozilla Representative Program, and you can find his name listed in the credits of the Firefox web browser. You can also find articles written by him on web development at SitePoint and TutsPlus.

Srushtika Neelakantam is a student in Computer Science major at Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore. She is a Tech-Speaker at Mozilla and has spoken at various national and international tech conferences. She is a passionate developer in android and web platforms. She runs a Learning Club in Bangalore where she actively advocates for an open web and teaches web literacy to the people in her region. She is a Mozilla Representative and is actively contributing to the Mozilla VR project. She’s part of the Campus Advisory Committee which aims at making contributions to Mozilla’s open source projects easier, for Campus students.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to VR and WebVR

    Neelakantam, Srushtika (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Bringing VR to the Web and WebVR Frameworks

    Neelakantam, Srushtika (et al.)

    Pages 5-9

  • Setting Up Your VR Lab and Popular WebVR Projects

    Neelakantam, Srushtika (et al.)

    Pages 11-16

  • Introduction to A-Frame

    Neelakantam, Srushtika (et al.)

    Pages 17-38

  • From “Hello, World” to a VR Content Display

    Neelakantam, Srushtika (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2710-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2709-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Web-based Virtual Reality
Book Subtitle
Build and Deploy Web-based Virtual Reality Technology
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Srushtika Neelakantam and Tanay Pant
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress Distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2710-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2710-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2709-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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