A-Frame (virtual reality framework)

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A-Frame logo.png
Developer(s)Diego Marcos, Don McCurdy, Kevin Ngo
Initial releaseDecember 2015; 3 years ago (2015-12)
Stable release
0.9.2 / May 7, 2019; 4 months ago (2019-05-07)
Written inJavaScript
TypeJavaScript framework
LicenseMIT License

A-Frame is an open-source web framework for building virtual reality (VR) experiences.[1] It is maintained by developers from Supermedium (Diego Marcos, Kevin Ngo) and Google (Don McCurdy). A-Frame is an entity component system framework for Three.js where developers can create 3D and WebVR scenes using HTML. HTML provides a familiar authoring tool for web developers and designers while incorporating a popular game development pattern used by engines such as Unity.


A-Frame was originally developed within the Mozilla VR team during mid-to-late 2015.[2] A-Frame was created in order to allow web developers and designers to author 3D and VR experiences[3] with HTML without having to know WebGL.[4] A-Frame's first public release was on December 16, 2015.[5] There are now over 256 contributors in total.[6]


All online IDEs support A-Frame as a result of being based on HTML. Documentation is available for the API.[7] Support for developers committing to the library is provided via GitHub issues, while support for developers building apps and web pages is provided via StackOverflow.[8] Real-time on-line support is provided via Slack.[9] Most of the developers are also on Twitter[citation needed].

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  1. ^ "A-Frame". A-Frame. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  2. ^ "Introducing A-Frame: Building Blocks for WebVR". Mozilla VR Blog. 2015-12-16. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  3. ^ Lang, Ben (2015-12-16). "Mozilla A-Frame: WebVR Starting With One Line of Code". Road to VR. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  4. ^ "Mozilla makes it easy to create VR websites with 'A-Frame'". Engadget. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  5. ^ "Mozilla Releases A-Frame WebVR Framework". AR VR Magazine. 2015-12-18. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  6. ^ "aframevr/aframe". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  7. ^ "Introduction — A-Frame". aframe.io. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  8. ^ "Newest 'aframe' Questions". stackoverflow.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  9. ^ Slack. "Slack". aframe.io. Retrieved 2016-10-25.

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