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What is SimpleWebXR ?

SimpleWebXR is a lightweight library that exposes the WebXR javascript API in your C# Unity code. Thus, after a Unity WebGL build, your app can do augmented or virtual reality in the browser.

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Compatible browsers

Works on : - Google Chrome on Android (:warning: a secure https connection is required) - Edge on Windows 10 for Mixed Reality Headsets - Edge on Hololens 2 - Firefox Reality on Hololens 2 - Mozilla WebXR Viewer on iOS (:warning: WebGL 2.0 should be disabled, it's a Webkit experimental feature) - Oculus Browser on Oculus Quest - Firefox emulator on desktop - Chrome emulator on desktop

Integration examples


Mixed Reality Toolkit is a Microsoft-driven project that provides a set of components and features, used to accelerate cross-platform MR app development in Unity. It supports Hololens, Windows Mixed Reality headset, OpenVR, Ultraleap, Mobile devices and now WebXR !

The files in directory /Assets/SimpleWebXR/Scripts/MRTK-Providers add WebXR capabilities to MRTK with the following functions: controller tracking, hand tracking, hand ray, index pointer, grip pointer and spatial pointer. Teleportation could be added.

LIVE DEMO : - Hand interaction : ▶️ - Color picker : ▶️ - Elastic menus : ▶️ - Hand coach : ▶️ - Hand menu : ▶️ - Material gallery : ▶️ - Scrolling menus : ▶️ - Solvers : ▶️

| Hololens 2 | Oculus Quest | |:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:| || |

| iOS | Emulator | |:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:| || |

Fun simulation features in browser, you can simulate your Hololens, like in Unity editor :

| Mouse interaction | Hand simulation (MAJ/SPACE and T/Y) | Scene navigation | |:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:| | | ||

Unity version : 2018.4.21f1 MRTK version : 2.5

Simple hand tracking

SimpleWebXR supports hand tracking. This example displays a sphere on each joint of the detected hands. The radius of this sphere is given by the device. It was tested on Hololens 2 and Oculus Quest.

You need to set flags to enable hand tracking. In firefox reality, open setting panel and set

to true. In Oculus Browser, visit chrome://flags/ and enable #webxr-hands.


Spectator view

When wearing a HoloLens, we often forget that a person who does not have it on is unable to experience the wonders that we can. Spectator View allows others to see on a 2D screen what a HoloLens user sees in their world. This Microsoft project is a native spectator view app for iOS and Android. But here, the spectator view is in your browser. WebXR is optional because you can walk around the Hololens space with the keyboard and mouse.


DOWNLOAD : ⏬ Hololens 2 ARM appx and dependencies

Scene for Hololens 2 (MRTK) : /Assets/SimpleWebXR/Scenes/ SpectatorViewHololens2Server.unity. To compile, this scene, do not use UWP SDK 19041, it has socket server issues.

Unity scene for Mobile (WebGL) : /Assets/SimpleWebXR/Scenes/ SpectatorViewWebXRClient.unity

Unity version : 2018.4.21f1

| Mobile | Move in Hololens space with mouse/keyboard or Follow user head | |:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:| |||

Comparison with Microsoft solution :

|| Simple WebXR Spectator view | Microsoft native spectator view | |:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:| | iOS | YES : WebXR Viewer, Safari or Chrome (move in Hololens space with touch screen) | YES (ARKit) | | Android | YES (Chrome) | YES (ARCore) | | Desktop | YES, you can move in hololens space with mouse and keyboard | NO | |Communication Mobile/Hololens| Websocket | WebRTC | |FPS| 10 | 60 | |Calibration| Touch the screen | Scan a QR Code | |Experimental| YES | NO |

Paint example

This is a very basic example on how to use Simple WebXR. It uses Unity Line Renderer to draw lines in space with your hands/controllers.


| Android | Hololens 2 | iOS | Quest | Emulator | |:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:| | | || | |

Sources are here

Unity version : 2018.4.21f1

XR CAD file viewer

Opens 45+ 3D CAD formats in your browser (FBX, STEP, OBJ, Collada, GLTF, OnShape, ...) and now, view them in VR/AR with WebXR !


work in progress...


The Mixed Reality Toolkit's primary focus is to make it extremely easy to get started creating Mixed Reality applications and to accelerate deployment to multiple platforms from the same Unity project.

LIVE DEMO : ▶️ | iOS | Emulator | |:-------------------------:|:-------------------------:| | | |

work in progress...

Unity XR Plugin

Unity has a unified plug-in framework that enables direct integrations or XR for multiple platforms Why not adding WebXR...


How to use


Just add these 3 files in your Unity Asset folder, then add SimpleWebXR MonoBehavior on a game object in your scene. - SimpleWebXR.cs: Mono Behaviour that displays the "Start AR" button and communicates with javascript. This behavior should be in your scene. - SimpleWebXR.jslib: Javascript plugin that is included in the application and that makes the link between the Unity engine and the WebXR session. It displays the rendering and obtains the positions and characteristics of the camera. - SimpleWebXR.jspre: Javascript plugin executed before the application that initializes a number of things.


You can use the examples provided in this repository as a starting point.

All sample builds can be dowloaded as a zip file from here : ⏬


The project must be compiled in WebGL, otherwise SimpleWebXR will has no effect. I've noticed that big scenes like MRTK don't work on mobile anymore when compiled with Unity 2019.4. That's why I recommend Unity 2018.4. I haven't dug into the reason yet.


When compiled as a WebGL app, if the browser is WebXR compatible, it will display a "Start AR" or "Start VR" button on your canvas. You don't need a specific WebGL Template, so you can keep using yours.

Get started

SimpleWebXR MonoBehavior

To begin with, it is recommended to have the SimpleWebXR component active in the scene at all times. I recommend you to create a root game object "WebXR" which contains only the SimpleWebXR component.

This one will manage two things: - It will display the "Start AR" or "Start VR" button at the bottom of the canvas, and will start the session if the user presses it. - It will call to each frame the function


However SimpleWebXR may not be present as a component game object in the scene, but you will have to call the static function

by yourself at each frame.

You can also add this component by code by calling the static method

. The SimpleWebXR component does not exist, it will create it on a root game object "WebXR".

Start/Stop immersive session

If the SimpleWebXR component is active in the scene, it will automatically display a button that allows the user to start an immersive WebXR session.

You can hide this button by checking the field

Hide Start Button

In addition, you can at any time in the main thread start an immersive session from your code via the static method :


You can also end an immersive session by calling :


In addition, the following static events are raised when an immersive session starts or stops : ``` cs ⚡️ UnityEvent SimpleWebXR.SessionStart ⚡️ UnityEvent SimpleWebXR.SessionEnd

SimpleWebXR.SessionStart.AddListener(OnSessionStart); // OnSessionStart() is a method in your code called when a session starts SimpleWebXR.SessionEnd.AddListener(OnSessionEnd); // OnSessionEnd() is a method in your code called when a session starts ```

Check AR/VR supported

To find out if the current browser supports WebXR, you can call these static methods from anywhere in your code:

bool isARSupported = SimpleWebXR.IsARSupported(); // 'immersive-ar' feature is supported
bool isVRSupported = SimpleWebXR.IsVRSupported(); // 'immersive-vr' feature is supported
Warning: the result of the request is asynchronous in javascript. It may be necessary to call these functions several times or to wait to get the result. For example, the SimpleWebXR component requests the capabilities at each frame in the OnGUI() function.

Check if a WebXR Session is running

The static property

indicates whether a WebXR immersive session is in progress.
bool isInWebXRSession = SimpleWebXR.InSession;


On a smartphone and tablets, only one camera is required. But on HMD (head mounted headset), a different rendering is made for each eye, so there are two active cameras.

At the start of the session, the left eye is equal to

. If necessary a camera is created for the left eye. The characteristics of these cameras are modified at startup (clearFlags, background, clip planes, ...).

During a session, the pose and the projection matrix are updated when

is called.

The second camera (right eye) is destroyed at the end of the immersive session.

Camera leftEye = SimpleWebXR.LeftEye; // == Camera.Main
Camera rightEye = SimpleWebXR.RightEye; // == null on smartphones and tablets

Input controllers


fields represent left and right controllers. On smartphones either of these input sources can be used (it depends on the browser) and corresponds to the place where the user touched the screen.
WebXRInputSource leftInput = SimpleWebXR.LeftInput;
WebXRInputSource rightInput = SimpleWebXR.RightInput;

Members of class

class WebXRInputSource {

// ⚡️ Event triggered when the browser triggers a XRSession.selectend event, which means the input source has fully completed its primary action. // On Oculus Quest : Back trigger button was pressed // On Hololens 2 : A air tap has been was performed // On smartphones : The screen was touched public readonly UnityEvent Select;

// ⚡️ Event triggered when the browser triggers a XRSession.selectstart event, which means the input source begins its primary action. public readonly UnityEvent SelectStart;

// ⚡️ Event triggered when the browser triggers a XRSession.selectend event, which means the input source ends its primary action. public readonly UnityEvent SelectEnd;

// ⚡️ Event triggered when the browser triggers a XRSession.selectend event, which means the input source has fully completed its primary squeeze action. // On Oculus Quest : Side grip button was pressed public UnityEvent Squeeze;

// ⚡️ Event triggered when the browser triggers a XRSession.selectstart event, which means the input source begins its primary squeeze action. public UnityEvent SqueezeStart;

// ⚡️ Event triggered when the browser triggers a XRSession.selectend event, which means the input source ends its primary squeeze action. public UnityEvent SqueezeEnd;

// Indicates if the input source exists public bool Available;

// Handedness of the input source // WebXRHandedness.Left : left input source // WebXRHandedness.Right : right input source public WebXRHandedness Handedness;

// Indicates that the input source is detected and its position is tarcked public bool IsPositionTracked;

// Current position of the input source if the position is tracked public Vector3 Position;

// Current rotation of the input source if the position is tracked public Quaternion Rotation;

// Number of axes available for this input source public int AxesCount;

// Current value of each axes public float[] Axes;

// Number of button for this input source public int ButtonsCount = 0;

// Current state of each buttons public readonly WebXRGamepadButton[] Buttons;

// Describes the method used to produce the target ray, and indicates how the application should present the target ray to the user if desired. // WebXRTargetRayModes.None : No event has yet identified the target ray mode // WebXRTargetRayModes.TrackedPointer : The target ray originates from either a handheld device or other hand-tracking mechanism and represents that the user is using their hands or the held device for pointing. The orientation of the target ray relative to the tracked object MUST follow platform-specific ergonomics guidelines when available. In the absence of platform-specific guidance, the target ray SHOULD point in the same direction as the user’s index finger if it was outstretched. // WebXRTargetRayModes.Screen : The input source was an interaction with the canvas element associated with an inline session’s output context, such as a mouse click or touch event. // WebXRTargetRayModes.Gaze : The target ray will originate at the viewer and follow the direction it is facing. (This is commonly referred to as a "gaze input" device in the context of head-mounted displays.) public WebXRTargetRayModes TargetRayMode;

//The input source primary action is active // On Oculus Quest : Back trigger button is pressed // On Hololens 2 : A air tap is performed // On smartphones : The screen is touched public bool Selected;

// The input source primary squeeze action is active // On Oculus Quest : Side grip button is pressed public bool Squeezed;

// Constains hand joints poses, if hand tracking is enabled public WebXRHand Hand; }

Also, the events select, squeeze, ... can be handled at the

class level via the following
static events where the first argument is the input source that raised it. ``` cs ⚡️ WebXRInputEvent SimpleWebXR.InputSourceSelect ⚡️ WebXRInputEvent SimpleWebXR.InputSourceSelectStart ⚡️ WebXRInputEvent SimpleWebXR.InputSourceSelectEnd ⚡️ WebXRInputEvent SimpleWebXR.InputSourceSqueeze ⚡️ WebXRInputEvent SimpleWebXR.InputSourceSqueezeStart ⚡️ WebXRInputEvent SimpleWebXR.InputSourceSqueezeEnd

// Event triggered when a input sources has been added or removed. ⚡️ UnityEvent SimpleWebXR.InputSourcesChange ```

Members of class

Describes a button, trigger, thumbstick, or touchpad data.

This class maps the information retrieved in javascript via the WebXR Gamepads Module API :

class WebXRGamepadButton {

// The amount which the button has been pressed, between 0.0 and 1.0, for buttons that have an analog sensor public float Value;

// The touched state of the button public bool Touched;

// The pressed state of the button public bool Pressed;

Members of class

describes the poses of hand skeleton joints

This class maps the information retrieved in javascript via the WebXR Hand Input Module API :

class WebXRHand {

// Indicates if hand tracking is available public bool Available;

// Poses of hand skeleton joints public WebXRJoint[] Joints;

// 25 joints are tracked public const int JOINT_COUNT = 25;

// Index of each joint in Joints array :
public const int WRIST = 0;

public const int THUMB_METACARPAL = 1; public const int THUMB_PHALANX_PROXIMAL = 2; public const int THUMB_PHALANX_DISTAL = 3; public const int THUMB_PHALANX_TIP = 4;

public const int INDEX_METACARPAL = 5; public const int INDEX_PHALANX_PROXIMAL = 6; public const int INDEX_PHALANX_INTERMEDIATE = 7; public const int INDEX_PHALANX_DISTAL = 8; public const int INDEX_PHALANX_TIP = 9;

public const int MIDDLE_METACARPAL = 10; public const int MIDDLE_PHALANX_PROXIMAL = 11; public const int MIDDLE_PHALANX_INTERMEDIATE = 12; public const int MIDDLE_PHALANX_DISTAL = 13; public const int MIDDLE_PHALANX_TIP = 14;

public const int RING_METACARPAL = 15; public const int RING_PHALANX_PROXIMAL = 16; public const int RING_PHALANX_INTERMEDIATE = 17; public const int RING_PHALANX_DISTAL = 18; public const int RING_PHALANX_TIP = 19;

public const int LITTLE_METACARPAL = 20; public const int LITTLE_PHALANX_PROXIMAL = 21; public const int LITTLE_PHALANX_INTERMEDIATE = 22; public const int LITTLE_PHALANX_DISTAL = 23; public const int LITTLE_PHALANX_TIP = 24; }

Members of class

describes a joint of a hand. Each hand is made up many bones, connected by joints.
class WebXRJoint {

// Position of the joint public Vector3 Position;

// Rotatiuon of the joint public Quaternion Rotation;

// Optional joint radius that can be used to represent the joint has a sphere. // float.NaN if not supported public float Radius; }

Useful WebXR content

License: MIT 😘


See the license file for details.

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In order to maintain SimpleWebXR and ensure its proper functioning on all platforms, I have to acquire a lot of expensive equipment.

I currently have: Microsoft Hololens 2, Oculus Quest 1 & 2, Acer WMR Headset, iPad and iPhone.

What I would like to buy soon : Magic Leap, Android tablet and smartphone


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