aframe-star-system-component

1.0.0 • Public • Published

Quick way to add stars to your A-Frame project

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Basic Usage

Getting started is easy, just import A-Frame and Star-System:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/aframe/0.6.1/aframe-master.js"></script> 
    <script src="https://cdn.rawgit.com/matthewbryancurtis/aframe-star-system-component/db4f1030/index.js"></script> 
</head>
<body>
    <a-scene>
        <a-sky color="black"></a-sky>
        <a-entity star-system></a-entity>
    </a-scene>
</body>
</html>

If things get bogged down, you may try less particles (stars):

<a-entity star-system="count: 1000; radius: 250; depth: 0"></a-entity>

But you also might want to try more:

<a-entity star-system="count: 100000"></a-entity>

Or offset the sphere of stars:

<a-entity position="0 0 -250" star-system></a-entity>

If for some reason square stars bother you, you can use a custom image to replace the stars:

<a-entity star-system="texture: https://cdn.rawgit.com/matthewbryancurtis/aframe-star-system-component/master/assets/star.svg"></a-entity>

Demo

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Demo code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/aframe/0.6.1/aframe-master.js"></script> 
    <script src="https://cdn.rawgit.com/matthewbryancurtis/aframe-star-system-component/db4f1030/index.js"></script> 
</head>
<body>
    <a-scene>
        <a-sky color="black"></a-sky>
        <a-entity star-system></a-entity>
    </a-scene>
</body>
</html>

Properties

The way this works is it creates a bunch of particles (stars) in THREE. The particles are randomly placed between two spheres: sphere of radius 'radius' and sphere of radius 'radius + depth'. You can also load a custom sprite to replace the squares that THREE.PointsMaterial() makes.

Property Type Default Description
color String '#FFF' Color of the star particles
radius Number 300 Distance from center of sphere to inner star sphere
depth Number 300 Distance between inner sphere and outer sphere
size Number 1 Size of each individual star
count Number 10000 Number of total stars created
texture Asset '' Sprite used for individual stars (ex: PNG image)

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npm i aframe-star-system-component

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1.0.0

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