A minimal button for use in VR. Triggered just by looking at it.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import buttonvr from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/buttonvr';



A minimal button for use in VR.

Triggered just by looking at it.

It uses 3D objects as buttons.

You can download the project and view the examples.

git clone https://github.com/Sean-Bradley/ButtonVR.git
cd ButtonVR
npm install
npm run dev


How to import ButtonVR

npm install buttonvr

In your code, import it

import ButtonVR from 'buttonvr'

Instantiate And Use

Pass in an existing THREE.Scene, THREE.Camera and optional milliseconds duration to look at the button until it fires the pressed event. (Default 1000 milliseconds)

const buttonVR = new ButtonVR(scene, camera)


const buttonVR = new ButtonVR(scene, camera, 500) //wait 500 millisecinds to decide if button is pressed. (Default 1000ms)

Create your Object3D, give it a name, add it to scene, and add it to the ButtonVR buttons list.

const box = new THREE.Mesh(
    new THREE.BoxBufferGeometry(1, 1, 1),
    new THREE.MeshBasicMaterial({
        color: 0xff0066,
        wireframe: true
box.name = "box"
box.position.set(-2, .5, -4)

Update ButtonVR in your render loop just before rendering your scene.

renderer.render(scene, camera)

ButtonVR Events

When you look at an object, the pressedStart start event fires, and the countdown begins.

buttonVR.addEventListener("pressedStart", (intersection: THREE.Intersection) => {

After the countdown duration (default 1 second), the pressed event fires. The countdown timer continues to increase only if you continue to look at the object.

buttonVR.addEventListener("pressed", (intersection: THREE.Intersection) => {

When you stop looking at an object, the pressedEnd event fires.

buttonVR.addEventListener("pressedEnd", () => {

Example 1

Basic ButtonVR demo.

ButtonVR Example 1

Example 2

Basic ButtonVR demo 2.

ButtonVR Example 2

ButtonVR Source Project

This is a TypeScript project consisting of two sub projects with there own tsconfigs.

To edit this example, then modify the files in ./src/client/ or ./src/server/

The projects will auto recompile if you started it by using npm run dev

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