VRDisplay.getEyeParameters()

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

The getEyeParameters() method of the VRDisplay interface returns the VREyeParameters object containing the eye parameters for the specified eye.

Syntax

var myEyeParameters = vrDisplayInstance.getEyeParameters(whichEye);

Parameters

whichEye
A DOMString representing the eye you want to return the eye parameters for. Available values are left and right (defined in the VREye enum).

Return value

A VREyeParameters object, or null if the VR is not able to present content (e.g. VRDisplayCapabilities.canPresent returns false).

Examples

navigator.getVRDisplays().then(function(displays) {
  // If a display is available, use it to present the scene
  vrDisplay = displays[0];
  console.log('Display found');
  // Starting the presentation when the button is clicked: 
  //   It can only be called in response to a user gesture
  btn.addEventListener('click', function() {
    vrDisplay.requestPresent([{ source: canvas }]).then(function() {
      console.log('Presenting to WebVR display');

      // Set the canvas size to the size of the vrDisplay viewport

      var leftEye = vrDisplay.getEyeParameters('left');
      var rightEye = vrDisplay.getEyeParameters('right');

      canvas.width = Math.max(leftEye.renderWidth, rightEye.renderWidth) * 2;
      canvas.height = Math.max(leftEye.renderHeight, rightEye.renderHeight);

      drawVRScene();
    });
  });
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebVR 1.1
The definition of 'getEyeParameters()' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome No support NoEdge Full support 15Firefox Full support 55
Notes
Full support 55
Notes
Notes Windows support was enabled in Firefox 55.
Full support 63
Notes
Notes macOS support was enabled in Firefox 63.
IE No support NoOpera ? Safari ? WebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 56
Notes Disabled
Full support 56
Notes Disabled
Notes Only works in an experimental version of Chrome. (Other builds won't return any devices when Navigator.getVRDisplays() is invoked.)
Notes Daydream View supported in Chrome 56.
Notes Google Cardboard supported in Chrome 57.
Disabled From version 56: this feature is behind the WebVR preference. To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.
Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 6.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

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