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The XRTransientInputHitTestSource interface of the WebXR Device API handles transient input hit test subscriptions. You can get an XRTransientInputHitTestSource object by calling the XRSession.requestHitTestSourceForTransientInput().

This object doesn't itself contain transient input hit test results, but it is used to compute hit tests for each XRFrame by calling XRFrame.getHitTestResultsForTransientInput(), which returns XRTransientInputHitTestResult objects.

Instance properties


Instance methods

XRTransientInputHitTestSource.cancel() Experimental

Unsubscribes from the transient input hit test.


Getting an XRTransientInputHitTestSource object for a session

Use the XRSession.requestHitTestSourceForTransientInput() method to get a transient input hit test source.

const xrSession = navigator.xr.requestSession("immersive-ar", {
   requiredFeatures: ["local", "hit-test"]

let transientHitTestSource = null;

  profile : "generic-touchscreen",
  offsetRay : new XRRay()
}).then((touchScreenHitTestSource) => {
  transientHitTestSource = touchScreenHitTestSource;

// frame loop
function onXRFrame(time, xrFrame) {
  let hitTestResults = xrFrame.getHitTestResultsForTransientInput(transientHitTestSource);

  // do things with the transient hit test results

Unsubscribe from a transient input hit test

To unsubscribe from a transient input hit test source, use the XRTransientInputHitTestSource.cancel() method. Since the object will no longer be usable, you can clean up and set the XRTransientInputHitTestSource object to null.

transientHitTestSource = null;


WebXR Hit Test Module
# transient-input-hit-test-source-interface

Browser compatibility

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See also