Tips on how to use Sculpteo's API

Sculpteo for developers

Posted By on May 6, 2015 |

We’ve always had one task: allow everyone -business or individual- to manufacture anything they want through 3D printing. That’s why we’ve been the first online 3D printing service to launch its API. With now hundreds of integrations, our 3D Printing Cloud Engine is powering a wide range of website, apps and brick-and-mortar stores to give users access to amazing 3D printing possibilities and open new business opportunities. Now playing with 3D printing and 3D files should also be reserved to businesses. There is no reason why developers should be left alone, here is a kindly reminder of every awesome tricks you can pull up using Sculpteo’s API. 

First of all, it all starts with the creation of your Sculpteo account. That’s the number one need to get you started with our API. This is where all the 3D models you’ll be uploading and playing with will be stored. Once it’s done, we can start using our API by consulting our documentation. It allows you to perform every action described in the documentation. The only thing you won’t be able to do at first is to perform orders via the API. For that you’ll need to chat a bit with us so that we can unlock this feature for you. So what can you do ?

Upload 3D files to your account

Uploading a file on Sculpteo is a piece of cake. You create your account, you drag and drop your file in the upload page and we take it from there. Every uploaded file is analysed and repaired if necessary. It’s about the same when you use our API. From your website or application, you’ll be able to add a design to your Sculpteo account using our upload_api.

Display 3D models, galleries of models, or thumbnails

What’s the goal of uploading a 3D model if you can’t display it? Our API lets you embed multiple graphical components into your website or application. Ranging from the 3D viewer alone to your whole gallery of 3D models.

Request a price and order a 3D print

Retrieving the price of a 3D print with the API can be incredibly useful if you want to be the one displaying it. It’ll give you an idea of what you should be aiming for.

To place an order, you’ll need to get in touch with us first. This option allows you to directly pass order to Sculpteo from your webiste. Once the order has been passed, it goes into production and it’s sent to either you or your customer. To avoid any mistake, it’s better if we can chat beforehand and explain to you how it works.

Now if all of that sounds too difficult or too long to develop, you always can use our already-built iframe. They’ll allow you to embed everything you need to start offering 3D printing to your user with no development at all.

 

 

 

 

 

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