VRFieldOfView

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

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 VRFieldOfView interface of the WebVR API represents a field of view defined by 4 different degree values describing the view from a center point.

Properties

VRFieldOfView.upDegrees Read only
The number of degrees upwards that the field of view extends in.
VRFieldOfView.rightDegrees Read only
The number of degrees to the right that the field of view extends in.
VRFieldOfView.downDegrees Read only
The number of degrees downwards that the field of view extends in.
VRFieldOfView.leftDegrees Read only
The number of degrees to the left that the field of view extends in.

Examples

var info = document.querySelector('p');
var list = document.querySelector('ul');
var vrDisplay;

if(navigator.getVRDisplays) {
    reportFieldOfView();
} else {
  info.textContent = 'WebVR API not supported by this browser.'
}

function reportFieldOfView() {
  navigator.getVRDisplays().then(function(displays) {
    vrDisplay = displays[0];
    var lEye = vrDisplay.getEyeParameters('left');
    var rEye = vrDisplay.getEyeParameters('right');
    // lEye and rEye are VREyeParameters objects

    var lFOV = lEye.fieldOfView;
    var rFOV = rEye.fieldOfView;
    // lFOV and rFOV are VRFieldOfView objects

    var listitem1 = document.createElement('li');
    var listitem2 = document.createElement('li');

    listitem1.innerHTML = '<strong>Left eye parameters</strong>'
                 + '<br>Offset: ' + lEye.offset
                 + '<br>Render width: ' + lEye.renderWidth
                 + '<br>Render height: ' + lEye.renderHeight
                 + '<br>Up degrees: ' + lFOV.upDegrees
                 + '<br>Right degrees: ' + lFOV.rightDegrees
                 + '<br>Down degrees: ' + lFOV.downDegrees
                 + '<br>Left degrees: ' + lFOV.leftDegrees

   listitem2.innerHTML = '<strong>Right eye parameters</strong>'
                + '<br>Offset: ' + rEye.offset
                + '<br>Render width: ' + rEye.renderWidth
                + '<br>Render height: ' + rEye.renderHeight
                + '<br>Up degrees: ' + rFOV.upDegrees
                + '<br>Right degrees: ' + rFOV.rightDegrees
                + '<br>Down degrees: ' + rFOV.downDegrees
                + '<br>Left degrees: ' + rFOV.leftDegrees

    list.appendChild(listitem1);
    list.appendChild(listitem2);
  });
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebVR 1.1
The definition of 'VRFieldOfView' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No Yes

555

606

No ? ?
VRFieldOfView() constructor No No No No ? ?
downDegrees No15

555

606

No ? ?
leftDegrees No15

555

606

No ? ?
rightDegrees No15

555

606

No ? ?
upDegrees No15

555

606

No ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No561 2 3 4 ? ? ? ?6.0
VRFieldOfView() constructor No No No ? ? ? No
downDegrees No561 2 3 4 ? ? ? ?6.0
leftDegrees No561 2 3 4 ? ? ? ?6.0
rightDegrees No561 2 3 4 ? ? ? ?6.0
upDegrees No561 2 3 4 ? ? ? ?6.0

1. Only works in an experimental version of Chrome. (Other builds won't return any devices when Navigator.getVRDisplays() is invoked.)

2. Daydream View supported in Chrome 56.

3. Google Cardboard supported in Chrome 57.

4. From version 56: this feature is behind the WebVR preference. To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.

5. Windows support was enabled in Firefox 55.

6. macOS support was enabled in Firefox 60.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, jpmedley, chrisdavidmills, Sebastianz
Last updated by: fscholz,