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Boosting your customers experience with the React renderer r3f


WebGL is and has always been fascinating for many companies, through it's possibilities to create stunning 3D experiences in the web browser. The automotive industry, for example, is using it to render 3D models of cars to give customers an instant overview of how the car, the customer configured, will look like. It's also a great opportunity for real estate agency's, online shops and many more companies.

What is r3f?

r3f stands for react-three-fiber, and it's an open-source three.js renderer for React. It solves many issues that modern three.js developers faces while developing 3D scenes that have to scale. It provides the ability to code reusable, declarative and self-contained components that will outperform the common usage of three.js in the React ecosystem without having any limitations.

This makes it more efficient to create awesome 3D scenes or even WebVR experiences that not just makes your customers marvel, but also your developers happy.

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  • Declarative: r3f is a declarative renderer, which means that you can create 3D scenes by just writing JSX. This makes it easy to create reusable components that can be used in different scenes.
  • Efficient: r3f will only render the changes that are made to the scene. This makes it very efficient and fast.
  • Performant: r3f is built on top of three.js, which is a very performant library. It's also using React Fiber under the hood, which makes it very performant.

Getting started

To get started with r3f, install the package from npm:

npm install react-three-fiber

Then, import the Canvas component from the package and wrap your 3D scene in it:

import { Canvas } from 'react-three-fiber'

function App() {
  return (
        <boxBufferGeometry />
        <meshStandardMaterial color="hotpink" />

To see the result, you can use the following code:

import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'
import App from './App'

ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'))


r3f is a great tool to create 3D scenes in the web browser. It's very performant and efficient, and it's easy to use. It's also a great opportunity for companies to create stunning 3D experiences for their customers.