Janus VR - Virtual Reality Internet Browser Webpages become 3D spaces interconnected by portals. Explore, collaborate and build, with or without a headset.
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Mostly Positive (27 reviews) - 77% of the 27 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 2017

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April 7

Version 57.2

Thank you to all the Steam users for the bug reports and suggestions for improving JanusVR.

Updated controls on Vive so index trigger is used as primary interact button instead of the trackpad button.

Updated controls on Vive so that trackpads perform translation and rotation.

Bugfix: websurfaces with an image_id set.

Bugfix: pocketspace screen when leaving, closing portal, and returning.

Bugfix: portals appearing pressing F5 in pocketspace.

Bugfix: do not save out global tutorial URL in room code .

Bugfix: drag and drop Sound elements from webpages .

Bugfix: in "2D" render mode, do not do comfort mode snap rotations.

New Feature: room.preventDefault() . Call this to suppress default interact/webspace functionality in the room.[onMouseDown/onMouseUp/onClick] functions if you need custom behaviour (note: experimental as we converge on optimal controls/UI).

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April 7

Version 57.1

Release 57.1:

Bugfix: have websurfaces only make request with server once (instead of repeatedly polling until loaded)

Bugfix for Oculus Touch users and walking "sticking" after text

Bugfix: no more tooltips hanging around after clicking e.g. the pocketspace button in 2DUI with mouse

Improvements to virtual keyboard so it can be used two-handed

Minor bugfix to set tex_linear, etc for non-OBJ types

Bugfix: fixed avatar animation "jitter" bug, alternating between idle and jump animations

Middle click for drag+drop, drag and dropping of PDF files

Linux build now attempts to initialize/use OpenVR (until Vulkan support is ready - your mileage may vary!)

PDF support - Link to a PDF in an assetwebsurface to use

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“When I first tried [Janus], my first instinct was to tell the world about it and my second instinct was to build a room for it. I am extremely pleased to announce that Virtual Reality Reviewer now has a room in Janus VR.”
Virtual Reality Reviewer

“This is probably our favorite VR browser around, as it manages to really immerse you into the web experience. JanusVR turns links into pathways and websites look like rooms. And you don’t have to browse alone – there will be other avatars in these rooms. It’s also possible to make the experience more involved with HTML.”
VR Source

“JanusVR: Software that brings all of the web into Virtual Reality”

About This Software

Janus VR - The World Within the Web

Janus VR is an immersive and collaborative internet browser. Named after the Roman God of passages, Janus VR re-imagines webpages as multi-dimensional spaces, linked by portals. Users experience 3D models, animations, spatial audio-video, and amazing data visualizations built as webpages, in an intuitive VR context. Any current webpage, hosted anywhere, can be viewed in Janus VR. Users enter Janus VR in a private homepage called the "pocketspace", that is their dashboard to the immersive web, with portals to popular or bookmarked webspaces, and other people online. Opening these portals allows users to embark on an endless journey, literally walking or flying through the internet, with others or on their own. In social mode, user avatars at the same webspace, can see, talk, chat and interact with each other. Users in party mode can even broadcast their movement in cyberspace. Our growing user-developer community has built thousands of diverse webspaces for users to explore with content ranging from art to architecture, education, games, and live entertainment. These experiences can be built and edited in Janus VR itself, using both spatially tracked game controllers and keyboard-and-mouse. Janus VR is a powerful combination of web content, VR and the collective imagination of our users.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Quad-core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3 compatible
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 280 equivalent or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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