VRPose.angularVelocity

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

The angularVelocity read-only property of the VRPose interface returns an array representing the angular velocity vector of the VRDisplay at the current VRPose.timestamp, in radians per second.

In other words, the current velocity at which the sensor is rotating around the x, y, and z axes.

Syntax

var myAngularVelocity = VRPose.angularVelocity;

Value

A Float32Array, or null if the VR sensor is not able to provide angular velocity information.

Examples

// rendering loop for a VR scene
function drawVRScene() {
  // WebVR: Request the next frame of the animation
  vrSceneFrame = vrDisplay.requestAnimationFrame(drawVRScene);

  // Populate frameData with the data of the next frame to display
  vrDisplay.getFrameData(frameData);

  // Retrieve the angular velocity values for use in rendering
  // curFramePose is a VRPose object
  var curFramePose = frameData.pose;
  var angVel = curFramePose.angularVelocity;
  var avx = angVel[0];
  var avy = angVel[1];
  var avz = angVel[2];

  // render the scene
  ...

  // WebVR: submit the rendered frame to the VR display
  vrDisplay.submitFrame();
}

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No15

555

606

No ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support 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

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