VRDisplay.getPose()

Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Avoid using it and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The getPose() method of the VRDisplay interface returns a VRPose object defining the future predicted pose of the VRDisplay as it will be when the current frame is actually presented.

This method is deprecated — instead, you should use VRDisplay.getFrameData(), which also provides a VRPose object.

Syntax

var myPose = vrDisplayInstance.getPose();

Parameters

None.

Return value

A VRPose object.

Examples

Once we have a reference to a VRDisplay object, we can retrieve the VRPose representing the current pose of the display.

if(navigator.getVRDisplays) {
  console.log('WebVR 1.1 supported');
  // Then get the displays attached to the computer
  navigator.getVRDisplays().then(function(displays) {
    // If a display is available, use it to present the scene
    if(displays.length > 0) {
      vrDisplay = displays[0];
      console.log('Display found');

          // Return the current VRPose object for the display
          var pose = vrDisplay.getPose();

          ...

    }
  });
}

It is however recommended that you use the non-deprecated pose property of the VRFrameData object (retrieved via VRDisplay.getFrameData()) to retrieve the current pose for each frame before it is submitted to the display to be presented. This happens on each iteration of the rendering loop for your app, so you can be sure the pose data is current.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebVR 1.1
The definition of 'getPose()' 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
ExperimentalDeprecated
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.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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