3D design and prototyping software specialist Browzwear has released the latest version of its VStitcher and Lotta design and workflow solutions, adding new features to increase efficiency, reduce sample production, and speed up time-to-market.
Among the additions is 16 bit support for displacement maps, which are what give two-dimensional objects the depth and detail that make them look three-dimensional, and customisable avatar poses. The update allows designers and merchandisers to display designs on 3D avatars in the poses and with the parameters they want, enabling them to showcase garments in the most appealing way.
The latest version includes:
3D seams effects: Designers can import 2D vector files into VStitcher and Lotta, where they are automatically turned into fully-adjustable 3D objects. This helps designers, even those without 3D expertise, work with their creations more as they would with a physical item while benefiting from real-time feedback and vastly faster workflows.
More flexibility to work with and share 3D garments: Compatibility with GL Transmission Format (glTFTM) allows 3D garments to be exported and viewed across the web as well as in VR and AR applications. The new file format also makes the 3D object itself clearer and easier to manipulate, expanding its utility throughout the product pipeline.
Options for local V-Ray rendering: Designers can choose to render the 3D image in the cloud and/or locally. For the latter, they can also opt to use GPU or CPU, which lessens the strain on computing performance. Further, designers can select the quality level for the rendering (low/medium/high/best), allowing them to render faster when the end use is internal.
On-avatar measuring tape: Pattern makers can take measurements directly on the avatar, which they can choose to store or keep on display.
The 2020 January edition also includes asset integrations with partners Jeanologia and YKK, which facilitate design and production using sustainable denim finishes and popular fastener styles when creating with Browzwear’s solutions.
“Browzwear was the first company to bring 3D technologies that were common in automotive and consumer electronic product development to the fashion industry. Since then, these tools have become even more critical for businesses looking to drive efficiencies and operate more sustainably,” says Uri Tzadikevitch, vice president of product at Browzwear.