Shapejs V2 Source?

Discussion in 'ShapeJS' started by feklee, May 28, 2017.

  1. feklee
    feklee Well-Known Member
    Where can I find the Shapejs source code?

    I would like to install it locally, use it offline, perhaps hack it a bit.
  2. feklee
    feklee Well-Known Member
    In the V2 tutorial on scenes it says: "ShapeJS Scripts are Javascript programs over top the AbFab3D Voxel library."

    Does that mean I can test ShapeJS scripts using AbFab3D?
  3. AEonJS
    AEonJS New Member
    AbFab3D is a Java library. ShapeJS uses Rhino to allow programming AbFab3D from JavaScript. If you want to modify the underlying engine then you should fork AbFab3D. So the source of ShapeJS is AbFab3D combined with Rhino. Both of which are open source.
  4. feklee
    feklee Well-Known Member
    Thanks for clarification!
  5. AlanHudson
    AlanHudson Shapeways Employee Dev Team
    A bunch of the code is available at That said my company doesn't currently want to release the GPU accelerated version as open source. So while you can tinker around with the components you can't currently run it nearly as fast. The server version runs the GPU code and its about 100X faster for most scripts.
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  6. feklee
    feklee Well-Known Member
    This is good to know! I am definitely more willing to invest time into learning an open source system. That way knowledge and data can be used outside of Shapeways as well, even if speed then is lower.