Mozilla provides Firefox support for VR glasses




Mozilla is committed to encouraging the development of web applications for virtual reality and therefore adds support for VR goggles to test versions of the Firefox browser. It is a first step that adds output stereoscopic 3D using the Oculus Rift Developer Kit.

Mozilla allows many more steps ahead and hopes that developers experiment with test versions of Firefox, for VR to add interactivity to sites and content. “We can not expand the Web that includes the immersive elements of a fully three-dimensional virtual universe?”, asks Vladimir Vukicevic, graphic specialist at Mozilla himself, with reference to the Metaverse from Neal Stephenson’s book Snow Crash.

Initially, only the Oculus Rift supported, but gradually alternatives should be added to Firefox, including Google Cardbox experiment and similar initiatives based smartphones, promises Vukicevic. It is for the time being with only basic support stereoscopic 3D output based on WebGL, HTML and 3D video rendering, and the ability to receive. Input from the orientation and position sensors of the Oculus Rift Mozilla says the project in the coming weeks and months to expand.

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