<< More export types, IFC support and a full glTF exporter for Rhino! All of these and more are available in the new version of the ShapeDiver plugin.>>
At ShapeDiver, we're always making updates and improvements to the tools with which our users create great web applications for Rhino and Grasshopper. This time around, we've updated our plugin in order to include our newest set of features: glTF Exporter, GeometryGym integration and much more!
glTF Exporter For Rhino
In the past few years, glTF has become the standard format for displaying geometry online. glTF files load fast and are widely compatible with online 3D technologies. Several CAD software already support glTF export, but to this day, the format was not yet available in Rhino 6.
McNeel might plan an official feature for exporting glTF files in the future, but ShapeDiver users already have growing needs for the format. It allows to easily generate beautiful scenes in product configurators. It is also optimal for managing a big collection of static assets that need to be loaded, deleted and replaced in a modular configurator.
For these reasons, we have developed the first glTF exporter for Rhino, which is compatible both with version 5 and 6! It is built as a standard export plugin, therefore accessible through the Rhino Save and Export options. Just install the new plugin, the exporter comes with it! Check out this example model. Both glTF v1.0 and 2.0 are supported.
GeometryGym outputs files in the IFC format, a standard used in the AEC industry.
Thanks to a joint effort with Jon Mirtschin, ShapeDiver now supports his amazing plugin GeometryGym. The plugin is popular with our AEC users for simplifying interoperability between Rhino+Grasshopper and other software packages used in the industry such as Revit and Archicad. Together with ShapeDiver’s online tools, GeometryGym opens up a way to innovative and powerful BIM workflows for the AEC industry.
As a sneak peek, check out the window model below, where one can export the full IFC family directly from the ShapeDiver model: