The Hit-test API is an extension to the WebXR Device API that provides the capability of raycasting into the real world as understood by the underlying XR system. The goal is to provide a simple API that allows apps to place objects in the real world by casting rays that can be evaluated against the underlying platform's understanding of the real world geometry, regardless of how that is implemented (e.g., hit test against detected planes, point clouds, meshes, etc.).
Specification currently under development in a Working Group
Status in Chromium
Enabled by default
Consensus & Standardization
Intent to Prototype urlIntent to Prototype thread
Search tagsAR, XR, ray, raycasting,
Last updated on 2021-03-12