How are digital clothes made? What programs do designers use? How to get the necessary skills to design your virtual clothes?
The process of manufacturing material things is clear to us, and even if we want to delve into the details, we can easily find the necessary information on the Internet. But what about the field of digital fashion?
In this article, we will analyze 3D clothing modeling using the Clo3D program as an example. We will also share a course where you can learn the skills of creating virtual things in just 2 months and successfully make money on it.
What software to use?
The main software for digital clothing modeling is Clo3D and Marvelous Designer.
In this article, we will focus on Clo3D. This program provides the opportunity to work with exceptional tissue physics, which digitally replicates the natural properties of the original. Therefore, Clo3D is used not only by digital designers to create clothes in the metaverse and fashion industry professionals to optimize physical business, including Adidas, Inditex, Hugo Boss, Levi’s, and others.
What programs are capable of
Let’s analyze the stages of digital clothing modeling. The first thing it all starts with is the construction of patterns. Of course, if you already have a sketch of the future product, further actions are impossible without it.
Pattern is a detailed pattern that considers all the nuances of the product: lining, allowances, and adhesive elements.
The program allows you to translate patterns from digitized physical patterns or build them yourself. Next, the elements are placed correctly and stitched on the model, and the product’s fit is corrected. It is worth noting that you can change the avatar’s parameters and the product’s dimensions during the modeling process.
The fabric is set by default at this stage, but you can easily change it. The program provides a wide selection of fabrics that replicate the physical characteristics of the originals and have the most realistic texture.
In addition to fabrics, you can choose accessories (both software and custom).
Clo3D allows you to change colors, textures, and sizes, add prints, experiment with the properties of a particular fabric, and create the possible and the impossible. And, of course, to animate clothes, let me remind you that the physics of the fabric is preserved, as in real life. Fabric movement, gliding, interaction with the body, drape, stretch, etc.
For designers, digital modeling is a considerable saving in time, money, and resources.
When creating physical clothing, you might have only a few chances to try one or the other layout and work with a limited number of fabrics. That digital modeling of clothes allows you to complete several iterations in minutes. Just click edit if you want to try a cotton jersey-based leather shirt. If you want to add a pocket, copy and paste.
So not only does it enhance creativity, but it can also change the way you think.
After finishing work on the product, you only need to select the export options. Will it be a photo or video? With or without an avatar, as is now very popular. It’s up to you to decide.
Where can I learn digital clothing modeling?
The Digital Fashion direction is only gaining momentum in the Russian-speaking space, and it is not so easy to learn the profession of a digital designer from industry experts.
The Digital Fashion course from our partners, the Alkali team, is a unique opportunity to gain the skills necessary for a digital designer in just 2 months. The curriculum includes learning Clo3D for digital clothing modeling and animation, working with graphics in Blender software, and preparing objects for uploading to the metaverses and other platforms.