I have a feeling that someone soon is going to make a creator that’s a break out hit. Let’s define a hit as a million in revenue. So far no creator I’ve seen has made it near that mark. But the time is ripe and the market is expanding fast. There are a few gems in the examples which I think might qualify. I can tell you that dice and jewelry have been extremely popular at Shapeways.
The final piece you need to make these into your own creators is a way to execute the ShapeJS scripts in response to your own user interface. We’ll be putting out examples soon which will show you an easy and inexpensive way to deploy these to cloud providers such as Amazon. Stay tuned!
I’d also like to mention an early user, Leon Nicholls who’s made a cool riff on the project. Currently it doesn’t support color information. He’s made a colorizer that can add colors after the fact. This is a nice way to add color to your models. We’ll get around to adding color support but for now I thought I’d pimp he’s system: Colorized ShapeJS.