Software developer OptiTex has released a new 3D tool to help designers, product development teams and customers create on-screen catwalk shows so that garments can be evaluated before sample making or manufacturing begins.

3D Runway Designer 2.0 is a fabric simulation module that enables pattern modifications to be viewed on-screen instantly. It uses 3D models with adjustable body measurements and posture positions that move with the garments.

A new Fabric-Converter/Editor enables users to create their own library of fabrics for use with the system.

Fashion shows with more than one avatar on screen can be created in 3D with a range of backgrounds.