Questions about using shapeways API in my website

Discussion in 'Shapeways API' started by wangzhaoguang, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. wangzhaoguang
    wangzhaoguang New Member
    Hi all,

    I am newbie to Shapeways API. Actually what I want to do is to use ShapeWays API in my own website, which is also a scanned model sharing site.
    I am willing how could I use APIs to upload models , and to interactive viewing of the model on the site, using mouse operations.

    Thank you for your help to point me to a right direction.

    Best regards

    zhaoguang WANG
  2. hans_lambermont
    hans_lambermont Shapeways Employee Dev Team
    Hi zhaoguang WANG,

    Have a look at the page; first register your website as a Shapeways Application at and then I suggest you have a look at the API reference clients and example code on Github at , the php-pecl examples are the most complete. It includes a model upload demo.

    We do not have this feature yet. Stay tuned !

    Hans Lambermont
  3. wangzhaoguang
    wangzhaoguang New Member
    Hi Hans ,

    thank you for your reply.

    I have browsed the tutorial page and the example page.
    I have one question about the pricing process. because i noticed that in the API documentation,

    POST /price/v1
    volume float required Model volume (cubic meters, use 0.000001 for cm^3)

    so, my question is that: if I have uploaded a model and call the server of shapeways to get the volume of my model.
    Could I do this ? does shapeways API supports this function ? or volume is a parameter.

    thank you