With React Three Fiber, you can declaratively define 3D scenes using JSX syntax, making it intuitive and familiar for React developers. It provides a set of hooks and components that simplify the creation and manipulation of 3D objects, materials, lights, and cameras. React Three Fiber also leverages React's virtual DOM diffing algorithm to efficiently update the 3D scene based on changes in the React component tree.
Compared to using Three.js directly, React Three Fiber offers a more declarative and component-based approach, making it easier to manage complex 3D scenes and interactions. It also benefits from the React ecosystem, allowing you to leverage existing React libraries and tools.
As an alternative, you can consider using plain Three.js if you prefer a more imperative and low-level approach, or other React-based 3D libraries like react-three or react-three-renderer.
Alternatives: three.js, react-three, react-three-renderer