Thursday, March 16, 2017

ShapeDiver now supports external plugins and API access

Plugin Support

ShapeDiver now allows uploading models using external plugins. So far, the first two plugins supported are Grasshopper's plugins Weaverbird and Human. The list of plugins will continue to grow steadily.

Weaverbird is a topological modeler that contains many of the known subdivision and transformation operators, readily usable by designers.

extends Grasshopper's ability to create and reference geometry, and allows communication with a Rhino document. ShapeDiver only supports the texture mapping components for now.

Download Human from food4Rhino...

API Release

ShapeDiver GmbH also released the API for their viewer, making it possible for ShapeDiver users to integrate the viewer into web sites, as for product configurators or other eCommerce applications.

"It is easy to embed your models anywhere after they are uploaded on ShapeDiver. However, if you want to build a web application, a product configurator or even a full e-commerce system, you will need a little more flexibility. We now provide a programming interface that allows you to create fully custom web experiences based on the ShapeDiver technology".

ShapeDiver is a web service for publishing parametric 3D data. It is run by ShapeDiver GmbH, a limited liability company registered in Vienna, Austria. Alexander Schiftner, Mathias Höbinger, and Mathieu Huard founded it in 2015.

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