Rhino Compute Service (Work in Progress)

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An accessible geometry calculator

Compute is an experimental project which allows access to the Rhino's geometry library through a stateless REST API via the McNeel cloud. Compute is based on the Rhino Inside™ technology to embed Rhino geometry calculation inside an online web service.

Potential uses for Compute:

  • Do geometry calculations through a cloud based REST API.
  • Access 2400+ RhinoCommon API calls from outside Rhino.
  • Access to additional RhinoCommon functions not available in OpenNurbs, including:
    • Closest point calculations
    • Intersection calculations
    • Surface tessellation (meshing)
    • Interpolation
    • Booleans
    • Area and mass property calculations
    • Other miscellaneous geometry calculations
  • Local Compute servers can be instantiated for private calculations or parallel computational farms.

Getting Started:

  1. Explore the Compute Getting Started Guide.
  2. Visit the Compute Discussion Forum for help, requests, discussions and ideas.
  3. Download the Compute Samples repo from GitHub.

Create a local compute server

In some cases it may be necessary to spin up a local compute service.

  1. Download the Compute SDK.
  2. Follow the Local Debug Builds in the Compute Github ReadMe.

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