Creation of a 3D Digital Fashion Show with 3D Virtual Prototyping of Clothing
The objective of this class project was to (1) create a plan for the product line, (2) develop 3D virtual prototyping of clothing by combining 2D and 3D visualization software such as Adobe Photoshop and Optitex system, and (3) ultimately create 3D digital fashion shows using 3D technology. The students successfully completed the planning of their own collection, the 3D virtual prototyping of the clothing, and the presentation of a 3D digital fashion show. They indicated that the best aspect of the project was that all the students were able to showcase their finished designs and conceptual ideas. They liked being able to develop virtual prototyping without wasting fabric. For simplified 3D virtual prototyping of clothing, the students were able to easily create 3D animations. However, for complicated 3D virtual prototyping of clothing, involving many patterns and details, the process of creating the 3D animations was very slow, or the 3D animations stopped suddenly and eventually failed. The process required a time commitment.