Error using DeviceOrientationCamera in Babylon React Native

Hi, I’m trying to setup a minor project for Android using Babylon React Native and use the device orientation as the camera input. When I try to use a DeviceOrientationCamera, the library throws the below error.

[TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating 'window.screen.orientation')] 

which seems to be coming from this line

When I use an ArcRotateCamera or a FreeCamera instead, the scene loads fine. The code I am using is reproduced below

import React, {useState, useEffect} from 'react';
import {SafeAreaView, useWindowDimensions, View} from 'react-native';
import {EngineView, useEngine} from '@babylonjs/react-native';
import {Scene, SceneLoader, DeviceOrientationCamera, Vector3, FreeCamera} from '@babylonjs/core';
import '@babylonjs/loaders/glTF';
const EngineScreen = (props) => {
  const engine = useEngine();
  const [camera, setCamera] = useState();
  useEffect(() => {
    if (engine) {
      const scene = new Scene(engine)
      const url =
      SceneLoader.Append("", url, scene, (sc => {
       let cam;
       try {
         // When FreeCamera is used, the scene renders fine
         // cam = new FreeCamera('FreeCamera', new Vector3(0, 0, 0), sc);

         // When DeviceOrientationCamera is used, it throws an error
         cam = new DeviceOrientationCamera('DeviceOrientationCamera', new Vector3(0, 0, 0), sc);
       } catch (err) {
         throw err;

       const canvas = engine.getRenderingCanvas();
       cam.attachControl(canvas, true);  
  }, [engine]);
  return (
      <View style={}>
        <View style={{flex: 1}}>
          <EngineView camera={camera} displayFrameRate={true} />
const App = () => {
  const {width, height} = useWindowDimensions();
  return (
          flex: 1,
          backgroundColor: 'red',
        <EngineScreen style={{flex: 1}} />
export default App;

and a repro project is here. The project can be started with npm run android

How can I fix this issue? On a broader level, I want to allow the user to ‘look around’(rotate) and ‘walk around’(translate) inside a glb model of a room by moving their mobile. How can I achieve that?

only touch is currently supported in native. You could try to route the native orientation events to the cam.

@PolygonalSun is working on inputs and @bghgary might know if there are any plans to support this use case.

We don’t have any plans here, but it seems like we can, at a minimum, make it not throw. Implementing window.screen.orientation shouldn’t be that difficult either.

For now, you can try polyfilling window.screen.orientation with some code to see if it will at least not throw?

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