PositionSensorVRDevice.resetSensor()

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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

Syntax

PositionSensorVRDevice.resetSensor();

Parameters

None.

Returns

Void.

Examples

Our positionsensorvrdevice 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 = function() {
  gPositionSensor.resetSensor();
}

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.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Unknown
The definition of 'PositionSensorVRDevice' in that specification.
Unknown Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes1 No392 3 No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No No

393 4

445

No No No

1. The support in Chrome is currently experimental. To find information on Chrome's WebVR implementation status including supporting builds, check out Bringing VR to Chrome by Brandon Jones.

2. The support for this feature is currently disabled by default in Firefox. To enable WebVR support in Firefox Nightly/Developer Edition, you can go to about:config and enable the dom.vr* prefs. A better option however is to install the WebVR Enabler Add-on, which does this for you and sets up other necessary parts of the environment

3. From version 39: this feature is behind the dom.vr* preference. To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

4. The support for this feature is currently disabled by default in Firefox. To enable WebVR support in Firefox Nightly/Developer Edition, you can go to about:config and enable the dom.vr* prefs. A better option however is to install the WebVR Enabler Add-on, which does this for you and sets up other necessary parts of the environment.

5. The dom.vr* prefs are enabled by default at this point, in Nightly/Aurora editions.

See also

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Contributors to this page: ExE-Boss, chrisdavidmills, Sebastianz
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