Build, browse and socialize in the Immersive Internet. Janus VR is the internet like you’ve never seen it before.
Janus VR is a corporation based in San Mateo, California, and Toronto, Ontario, that develops immersive web browsing software. It was founded by James McCrae and Karan Singh in December 2014. Named after Janus, the Roman God of passages, JanusVR portrays web content in multi-dimensional spaces interconnected by portals.
Janus VR uses its own markup language (called JML) which is very similar to HTML, so it’s very easy to get started. With just a few lines of code, you can create a simple VR Site that anyone can host on a normal website.
Below is a complete example of how you would put a picture (testimage.jpg) inside a VR Site that can be viewed from within Janus VR in Virtual Reality.
<FireBoxRoom> <Assets> <AssetImage id="tree" src="testimage.jpg" ></AssetImage> </Assets> <Room pos="0 0 5"> <Image id="tree" pos="0 0 0" ></Image> </Room> </FireBoxRoom>
The rabbit hole goes deep though as you get into scripting, server API and room translators.
If you are familiar with 3D editing tools you’ll find the set of exporters very useful if you want something a bit special on your VR Site. Currently, there are exporters for Maya, Blender, Unity,Sketchup and Unreal – to Janus VR.
To help you get started. Pay a visit to the Janus VR Discord channel which has a growing community of friendly enthusiasts (click this to get an invite) as well as a subReddit, Twitter feed, and Facebook group.
There is also a WebVR version called JanusWeb created and maintained by James Baicoianu.