PositionSensorVRDevice: resetSensor() method

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The resetSensor() method of the VRDisplay interface can be used to reset the sensor if desired, returning the position and orientation values to zero.





Return value

None (undefined).


The following demo uses the WebVR API to update the view of a simple 2D canvas scene on each frame of a requestAnimationFrame loop. It features, among other things, a "Reset Sensor" button in the UI, which when pressed runs the resetSensor() function on the position sensor. The JavaScript looks like this:

document.querySelector("button").onclick = () => {

When the button is pressed, the current position, orientation, etc. of the sensor/head mounted display is set to be 0 — this makes the method useful for calibration when an app is first loaded.

Browser compatibility

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See also