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Monday, December 16th 2019, 4:41pm

Iframes in VR mode

The new demo…tml5=only+webgl

shows, that a HTML iframe can be embedded inside a desktop viewed panorama. Does it meant that the same iframe can also be viewed in VR mode?

If so is there an example for that?


Monday, December 16th 2019, 10:33pm



Monday, December 16th 2019, 10:58pm

How do you know and why? Firefox Reality and Oculus browser do work like that so it is possible.


Tuesday, December 17th 2019, 2:19am

How do you know and why? ...

Trust me ..
VRmode = only hotspots no layers;
iframe only in layers possible (yet);


Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 9:29pm

Is this feature worked on or is this an external limitation?

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Monday, December 23rd 2019, 4:45pm

Pretty sure it is a limitation of WebGL. That said you can do a good amount with hotspots. I show images and video in hotspots in VR, but I don't believe there is a way to render HTML via WebGL. So, no iframe.


Friday, December 27th 2019, 1:59am

Have you seen these?

Mozilla Firefox Reality and Oculus Browser already have it:

I have also found a note on a workaround that can be found in Amazon Sumerian


Saturday, December 28th 2019, 1:30am

I have also found a note on a workaround that can be found in Amazon Sumerian

Quoted from "Amazon Sumerian"

When entering VR, we capture a screenshot of the HTML by rendering it into a canvas as SVG, then converting it to an image. The screenshot is applied to the plane as a texture. Instead of a black plane, you’ll see an image of the HTML in 3D.

Whenever the HTML is changed or resized or has a new style applied, the screenshot is updated.
Rendering the HTML to an image and converting it to a texture on a plane is a slow operation that can take 200 milliseconds or longer. This delay is unacceptable for most VR use cases, where a hitch in frame rate can cause users to experience nausea.

.. so, this is nothing what you could call "a workaround"

dude, trust me *g* *g*


Thursday, January 2nd 2020, 2:05am

I have ALSO found a note on a workaround that can be found in Amazon Sumerian
Maybe focus on the other examples?