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.
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
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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://
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.
brew install node
To install the Node dependencies:
To serve the site from a simple Node development server:
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.