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Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #74694] Thu, 12 September 2013 21:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar AlanHudson  is currently offline AlanHudson
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Welcome to our forum for ShapeJS Beta. Shapeways is launching a new system to create 3D printable objects. ShapeJS is a Javascript language that makes it easy to create customisable 3D objects. We provide a web-deployed system to easy edit and visualize the scripts. Once you're happy with the object you can print it for yourself or quickly turn it into a creator for others to use.

ShapeJS is a partner in the Shapeways API ecosystem. A common question we get it is how to create printable objects. With ShapeJS you can easily make items. The underlying system is a voxel based system. A voxel is similar to a 2D pixel but it represents a volume element in 3 dimensional space. ShapeJS provides mechanisms to easily set the desired voxels using a series of data sources and transformations. A common operation is to take a 2D image and map it into a 3D object. You'll find lots of examples that create some really interesting objects from a simple 2D image.

The system is currently in beta. We are looking for feedback on the language itself, the operations it supports and the user interface of the visualizer. Once we leave beta we'll offer backwards compatibility between releases. Until then please understand the language might change in incompatible ways in response to your feedback. Please use this forum to suggest improvements and share scripts you develop with others.

Try out the new system at http://shapejs.shapeways.com and give us feedback.

[Updated on: Sun, 13 October 2013 15:27 UTC]


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Re: Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #76654 is a reply to message #74694 ] Sat, 12 October 2013 19:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Where can one find this 'ShapeJS' thingumbob?

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Paul




[edit] no worries - found it
jeez - surely someone advocating a coding system can get to grips with adding http:// before a link and even maybe using BB URL tags to provide a live link
yours,
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[Updated on: Sat, 12 October 2013 19:48 UTC]

Re: Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #76655 is a reply to message #74694 ] Sat, 12 October 2013 19:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Upon heading to http://shapejs.shapeways.com/creator/ I get 'Message from Webpage: Status: error : Error; No Transport'

Is the page constricted to any particular browser - JS is a M$ version of JavaScript so should work for me on IE 8.0, but it don't like it.

Help. (pls)
Re: Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #76662 is a reply to message #76655 ] Sun, 13 October 2013 11:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Do you have WebGL support ? IE8 certainly does not have it natively, you would need something like the plugin from iewebgl.com.
I just tried with a pre-WebGL version of Firefox, and while the page does come up in it, it is immediately followed by a small popup
that just says
Quote:


Status: error,
Error:


(Shapies might want to add a somewhat clearer message Very Happy about missing WebGL support here at some time, but as it is currently
in beta I guess they are more interested in seeing it work correctly when all the prerequisites are met)
Re: Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #80228 is a reply to message #76662 ] Sat, 30 November 2013 03:26 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This seems to go away after I click OK and wait several seconds. All the same, probably not intentional?
Up-to-date Firefox, Windows 7.
index.php?t=getfile&id=46151&private=0
Let's see...does it again every time I load a preset (the script loads) or click the "run script" button. Scripts don't seem to run, anyway the display pane at right stays black.

OK, it works in Chrome. But I'd rather it worked in Firefox...thx.

[Updated on: Sat, 30 November 2013 03:52 UTC]


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Re: Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #80229 is a reply to message #80228 ] Sat, 30 November 2013 05:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Something is going on with Firefox as we have two computers in the office with the same Firefox version(Windows 7), one works the other doesn't. We'll dig into it, thanks for the bug report.


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Re: Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #80230 is a reply to message #80229 ] Sat, 30 November 2013 06:09 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, that was quick. Thanks. :-)

I also can't open the X3D files in Netfabb basic, I see this when I try:

index.php?t=getfile&id=46156&private=0

This makes me sad because the other two options offered for X3D readers don't appear to have export capability. (The InstantReality one looks just weird -- don't wanna download that on general principles.)


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Re: Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #80232 is a reply to message #80230 ] Sat, 30 November 2013 06:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bathsheba wrote on Sat, 30 November 2013 06:09

Well, that was quick. Thanks. :-)

I also can't open the X3D files in Netfabb basic, I see this when I try:

index.php?t=getfile&id=46156&private=0

Hmm, this also works for me. I wonder if I have an older version or something. I'll chat with Netfabb about that one. I feel like I saw this problem several years ago but I haven't seen it recently. Can you check that libxiot.dll is in the install directory likely Program Files. And that the file is readable, maybe the installer messed up. What version of Netfabb do you have?


This makes me sad because the other two options offered for X3D readers don't appear to have export capability. (The InstantReality one looks just weird -- don't wanna download that on general principles.)


I know the InstantReality people personally so I'd trust their software. They have a command-line tool called aopt which can convert the files. I usually use Xj3D which is a command-line Java tool but its not really friendly to install.

We could add STL export support but it will require a new file generation as were using X3D files for viz. Plus when we add color support it won't work in STL.


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Re: Welcome to the ShapeJS Forum [message #81392 is a reply to message #74694 ] Mon, 16 December 2013 19:12 UTC Go to previous message
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Not sure how things currently are from previous errors, however from my perspective, everything looks fine - quite a serious bit of kit imho.

Paul

 
   
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