The public SDK for RIPE Core written in vanilla ECMAScript v6.


When using RIPE SDK in a web context, include it via a <script> tag, such as:

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

When using RIPE SDK in a NPM compatible context, use as such:

npm install --save ripe-sdk

If using the configurator include the needed CSS tag, such as:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="">

1. Initialization

As a starting point, you need to provide the brand and model of your customizable product. You may also pass an options map to override parameters like the base url of the server where the product is configured, as well as currency and country, which are 'EUR' and 'US' respectively by default.

var ripe = new Ripe({
    brand: brand,
    model: model,
    variant: variant,
    url: url,
    currency: currency,
    country: country,
    dku: dku

2. Events

After initializing the Ripe object you should subscribe to the available events so you can easily respond and update your UI.


Triggered when all of the async operations related with the instance setup are complete.

ripe.bind("ready", function() {


Triggered whenever there is a customization change (eg: the color of a part is changed).

ripe.bind("update", function() {


Notifies you when the price of the customization changes.

ripe.bind("price", function(value) {
    var price = document.getElementById("price");
    price.innerHTML = + " " +;


Called when a new model configuration has been loaded. You should use this to explore the model's configuration data, ie: when populating the customization options on your UI.

ripe.bind("config", function(config) {
    var parts =;


Called when the possible customization combinations of the product are loaded. Each combination is a triplet formed by part, material and color.

ripe.bind("combinations", function(value) {
    for (var index = 0; index < value.length; index++) {
        var triplet = value[index];
        var part = triplet[0];
        var material = triplet[1];
        var color = triplet[2];
        // (...)


Notifies you when all the product's parts have changed.

ripe.bind("parts", function(parts) {
    parts && showPartsPicker(parts);

You can also be notified when a part is selected.

ripe.bind("selected_part", function(part) {
    console.log("Part selected: ", part);


Triggered whenever there is a frame change.

configurator.bind("changed_frame", function(frame) {
    frame === "top" && disableButton("top-view-button");

3. Product visualization

Usually the product has 24 lateral frames, plus a top and bottom view. To display any frame of the product you can use the bindImage function to automatically update an <img> element. This method also contains an options parameter. Subscribe to the event loaded and you will know when your image is loaded. Finally, after the initial binding of the frames you should call the load function for the initial update.

var element = document.getElementById("frame-0")
var image = ripe.bindImage(element, {
    frame: "side-0"

image.bind("loaded", function(frame) {
    console.log("frame " + frame + " loaded")


Whenever you want to set a new image frame, you only have to call setFrame function.


4. Product customization

You can change a part of your product by using the setPart function. Alternatively, multiple parts can be changed at once with setParts.

ripe.setPart(part, material, color);
    [part, material, color],
    [part, material, color]

To undo part changes in the product you can call the undo function. The method canUndo is also available so you can allow the undo operation based on the current changes. To reverse an undo operation you can use the redo function.

if (ripe.canUndo()) {

if (ripe.canRedo()) {


If you need to explicitly retrieve the product's customization information you can use the following methods:

  • getConfig: to get information about the product's model.
  • getCombinations: to get all the customization options for products without any restrictions applied.
  • getDefaults: to get the product's default customization.
  • getFrames: to get all the product's frames.
  • getPrice: to get the product's pricing information.
  • getFactory: to get the factory information where the model is made, specifically its name and the estimated production time in days.

These functions receive a callback function as a parameter as shown below:

ripe.getPrice(function(value) {
    var price = document.getElementById("price");
    price.innerHTML = + " " +;

5. Product personalization

To display a frame with initials you can use the bindImage function by setting the parameter showInitials as true on the options map. The initials are set on the Ripe object with the setInitials function which accepts initials and engraving as parameters. If your initials require a transformation to different profiles you can set a function that receives the initials and engraving parameters and transforms it into a map with initials and an array of profiles using the setInitialsBuilder function.

ripe.setInitials("SW", "metal_gold");

ripe.bindImage(document.getElementById("frame-initials"), {
    showInitials: true

6. Product interaction

To provide an interactive product visualization you simply need to pass a <div> element to the method bindConfigurator. Subscribe to the event loaded and you will know when your configurator is loaded.

This element supports the following methods:

Method Params Description
  • frame (string), named frame defined in the "view-position" format. Eg.: "side-0"
  • options (JSON object with optional fields): duration: (number) total duration, in milliseconds, of the animation; type: (string) the animation style you want, which can be "simple" (fade in), "cross" (crossfade) or null (without any style)*; preventDrag: (boolean) to choose if drag actions during an animated change of frames should be ignored. "True" by default
Displays a new frame, with an animation from the starting frame.
  • part (string), named part
  • options (JSON object with optional fields)
Highlights a product's part.
  • options (JSON object with optional fields)
Removes any highlight from the product.
  • part (string), named part
  • options (JSON object with optional fields)
Selects a given product's part.
  • part (string), named part
  • options (JSON object with optional fields)
Removes selection from a given product's part.

This element supports the following events:

Event Description
ready Triggered upon first loading of the model's internal frame structure (once per model load).
loaded Triggered when the configurator finishes loading all of the internal frames, and is ready for interaction (once per part setting).
changed_frame Raises whenever there's a rotation in the configurator viewport (viewable frame has changed).
var element = document.getElementById("config");
var configurator = ripe.bindConfigurator(element, {});

configurator.bind("loaded", function() {
    this.changeFrame("side-11", {
        duration: 500

7. Plugins

Part synchronization

If your product has synchronization rules, where a set of parts must always have the same material and color, you can use the sync plugin to have this behavior automatically. To do this you need to initialize the SyncPlugin which receives the synchronization rules and add it to the ripe object using the addPlugin function. When a new part is set, the plugin checks the synchronization rules and automatically makes the necessary changes to the related parts.

ripe.getConfig(function(config) {
    var syncRules = config.sync;
    var syncPlugin = new Ripe.plugins.SyncPlugin(syncRules);

Part restrictions

To include restrictions to the customization experience the Restrictions plugin is available. This allow setting rules that declare that certain combinations between different parts, materials or colors are not possible. When a new option is selected, the plugin will check if any of the other parts has become restricted by the new part and change them to a valid option automatically. The usage of this plugin is similar to the sync plugin. To be notified when a restriction causes parts to be changed, bind to the restrictions event on the plugin object. Whenever the restrictions are applied, this event will be triggered with the changes that ocurred and the part that caused them.

ripe.getConfig(function(config) {
    var restrictionRules = config.restrictions;
    var restrictionsPlugin = new Ripe.plugins.RestrictionsPlugin(restrictionRules);
    restrictionsPlugin.bind("restrictions", function(changes, part) {});

8. Sizes

If you need to create an order using the ripe-core API then you have to set the size of the product according to the ripe-core native scale. The following methods allow you to convert from and to that scale. scale is a string that represents the size scale, value is the numeric value in that scale and gender is a string that can be set to female, male or kids. To reduce the number of requests when you need to convert several size options you can use the bulk methods that accept an array of values and return an array with all the results.

  • sizeToNative(scale, value, gender)
  • nativeToSize(scale, value, gender)
  • sizeToNativeB(scales, values, genders)
  • nativeToSizeB(scales, values, genders)

9. Authentication

When using API methods that require special permissions you can use the following methods to authenticate your application: auth(username, password, callback), for login with username and password, or OAuth authentication with oauth:

if (ripe.isOAuthPending()) {
        clientId: clientId,
        clientSecret: clientSecret,
        scope: ["admin"]



Name Type Description
backgroundColor string RGB format color value of the background ( no need to pass the "#" signal ). No background by default. Example: "cccccc".
country string Two letters standard country codes defined in ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes. "US" by default. Example: "PT".
currency string Standard currency codes defined in ISO 4217 codes. "USD" by default. Example: "EUR".
frames array of strings All the frames to be used in the customization. Example: ["top", "bottom", "1", "2"].
format string One of the valid image formats: 'lossless', 'lossful', 'jpeg', 'webp', 'sgi' or 'png'. "null" by default.
maskDuration number Specifies how many milliseconds the mask animation takes to complete. 150 by default.
maskOpacity number Specifies the opacity value of the the masks used to highlight/select parts. 0.4 by default.
maxSize number Maximum value for frame image size. 1000px by default.
noCombinations boolean Defines if the combinations are loaded or not. False (loading) by default.
noDefaults boolean Defines if the defaults are loaded or not. False (loading) by default.
noMasks boolean Used to negate the useMasks option.
noPrice boolean Used to negate the usePrice option.
parts JSON Object Defines the product initial parts. Each key is a part's name built with color and material information. Example: var parts = { "sole": { "material": "nappa", "color": "white" }, ... }.
remoteCalls boolean Activates the remote calls functionality executed by several workflows. True by default.
remoteOnConfig boolean Activates the remote execution of the model's logic on config updates. True by default.
remoteOnPart boolean Activates the remote execution of the model's logic on parts updates. True by default.
remoteOnInitials boolean Activates the remote execution of the model's logic on initials updates. True by default.
sensitivity string Defines the degree of sensitivity of the dragging interaction. 40 by default.
size number Initial size value of a frame image that is going to be composed. By default it's 1000px.
url string The base url of the server where the product is configured.
variant string Variant of the customizable product.
version string The version of the build of the customizable product.
useChain boolean Determines if a chain based loading should be used for the pre-loading process of the various image resources to be loaded. False by default.
useMasks boolean Enables masks on selection/highlight. True by default.
usePrice boolean Enables the fetch price feature every time a new part is set. True by default.
useSync boolean Enables the part synchronization feature. False by default.
useInitialsBuilderLogic boolean Enables the usage of the client-side initials builder logic defined in the 3DB, instead of the default one. True by default.

Browser Support


  • ≥ Chrome v23 (V8)
  • ≥ Firefox v21 (SpiderMonkey)
  • ≥ Safari v6 (Nitro)
  • ≥ Opera v12 (V8)
  • ≥ IE v11 (Chakra)


  • ≥ Android 4.4
  • ≥ iOS's WebKit 9


For API reference documentation follow


RIPE SDK is currently licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

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