🅰️ Hello, WebVR starter kit for A-Frame.
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A-Frame Boilerplate

Boilerplate for creating WebVR scenes with A-Frame.

Alternatively, check out the A-Frame Starter on glitch.com for a more interactive way on getting started.

Getting Started

There are two easy options for obtaining this A-Frame scene. It's then up to you to make it your own!

Option 1: Download the ZIP kit 📦

After you have downloaded and extracted this .zip file containing the contents of this repo, open the resulting directory, and you'll be have your scene ready in these few steps:

npm install && npm start
open http://localhost:3000/

Option 2: Fork this Git repo 🍴🐙

Alternatively, you can fork this repo to get started, if you'd like to maintain a Git workflow.

After you have forked this repo, clone a copy of your fork locally and you'll be have your scene ready in these few steps:

git clone https://github.com/aframevr/aframe-boilerplate.git
cd aframe-boilerplate && rm -rf .git && npm install && npm start
open http://localhost:3000/

📱 Mobile pro tip: Upon starting the development server, the URL will be logged to the console. Load that URL from a browser on your mobile device. (If your mobile phone and computer are not on the same LAN, consider using ngrok for local development and testing. Browsersync is also worth a gander.)

Option 3: Fork this CodePen example 🍴💾✒️

Or, you can simply fork this CodePen example to dive right in. Enjoy!

Publishing your scene

If you don't already know, GitHub offers free and awesome publishing of static sites through GitHub Pages.

To publish your scene to your personal GitHub Pages:

npm run deploy

And, it'll now be live at http://your_username.github.io/ :)

To know which GitHub repo to deploy to, the deploy script first looks at the optional repository key in the package.json file (see npm docs for sample usage). If the repository key is missing, the script falls back to using the local git repo's remote origin URL (you can run the local command git remote -v to see all your remotes; also, you may refer to the GitHub docs for more information).

Still need Help?


First make sure you have Node installed.

On Mac OS X, it's recommended to use Homebrew to install Node + npm:

brew install node

To install the Node dependencies:

npm install

Local Development

To serve the site from a simple Node development server:

npm start

Then launch the site from your favourite browser:


If you wish to serve the site from a different port:

PORT=8000 npm start


This program is free software and is distributed under an MIT License.