This was my first foray into using WebGL with three.js library. Really it turned into me firgure out how to get the demo project to just render dynamically on my webpage, and it didn't get much farther than that. I had to learn how to setup WebPack to require modules, so I used the following tutorial.
In the package.json file, I specified "start:dev": "webpack-dev-server" in the scripts array.
npm run start:dev to run a local instance at http://localhost:8080/