How to render 3D model in a React JS applications

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  • react-three-fiber

    🇨🇭 A React renderer for Three.js

    Use the following command to install two libraries the @react-three/fiber and @react-three/drei.

  • three.js

    JavaScript 3D Library.

    Nowadays the browsers are becoming more powerful then in the past and now they can render different complex animations with ease. You might have seen lot of websites rendering 3D model without any performance issues. In this article we are going to use Three.js to render an iPhone model in a React application.

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  • drei

    🥉 useful helpers for react-three-fiber

    Use the following command to install two libraries the @react-three/fiber and @react-three/drei.

  • create-react-app

    Set up a modern web app by running one command.

    For this tutorial we will be using CRA(create-react-app) template. Open your project folder and use the following command to install CRA template.

  • gltfjsx

    🎮 Turns GLTFs into JSX components

    Now to convert any GLTF files to JSX component we will use one simple command line tool called as gltfjsx. As per the documetation the gltfjsx is a small command-line tool that turns GLTF assets into declarative and re-usable react-three-fiber JSX components.

  • nvm

    Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

    NOTE: This gltfjsx command might give you an error if you are using latest NodeJS version. I'm currently using 17.2.0 and this command is working fine. If you face any error please downgrade your NodeJs version and try this code again. You can use tools like nvm to use different versions of the NodeJs.

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