IACDE 3D Design Symposium

Today was the first International 3D Synod put on by the Nordic and German chapters of the IACDE. We had fascinating presentations from The Fabricant, an amazing digital design house, and from Sophie-Therese Lupas, one of the principals at Studio Lupas, and then breakout sessions where the assignments we had been given to complete were presented. The thing that was most exciting to me was that Browzwear and Alvanon were making their software, training programRead More

Custom horn buttons made with Photoshop and Clo3D

Create custom buttons for Clo3D with Photoshop

Get up close to show beautiful details in your 3D renderings. In this video I walk you through one of the somewhat hidden features of Clo3D, using UV Maps to create custom buttons with Photoshop. I will also look at applying a new material type to achieve sub surface scatter lighting effects for materials like real horn. Get the instruction in the video, and refer back to these steps below later when you forget whatRead More

3Dconnexion spacemouse

Easier mouse navigation control across 3D and CG apps like Blender, Substance and Clo

One thing that got me all messed up when I started using multiple 3D apps is that the mouse button navigation was different from app to app and this can be tough to deal with. I recommend changing some settings to make it easier to navigate and to follow along with my tutorials. Autodesk’s Maya is very widely used in the film industry and many consider it to be an industry standard, so many CGRead More

Modeling a dress in Clo3D

3D vs CGI- Learn the difference and harness the power of both

If you’re reading this post chances are good you’ve been searching the internet for instructions on how to do something in the new 3D fashion software you’ve recently started using. When I first started using 3D design software I thought I could use just one tool to accomplish everything I needed to do. I only use one piece of software for all my patterns and grading, after all. But there came a day that IRead More

A New Chapter- Ultron Goes to the Tailor’s Shop

It’s time to start writing again. I wrote this blog for many years because I was exploring my craft, examining other people’s work, seeking to learn and improve, and to share the journey in case anyone might benefit from what I found. I think at one point I ran out of things to say. But now, a new chapter in the blog. A few years ago I started exploring the world of 3D design andRead More

Zoom Tailoring

“Zoom Tailoring” -noun The work or workmanship of a tailor during Zoom calls. “I had so many conference calls which should have been emails this week that I managed to Zoom tailor my new sport coat draft”. Not to be confused with “Fast Fashion”

Chocolates, Champagne, and Some Good Rum

A friend recently posted a short video on Instagram. It was a view over New York City from a balcony at 7 pm, that time at which New Yorkers take to their windows and, for some, their balconies, to applaud the health care providers, the first responders, as well as the unsung who keep us in food and mail and toilet paper. “I am one of the fortunate few in NY that has the luxuryRead More

PPE Supplies: There Needs to be a Better Way

Imagine a world in which restaurants could produce meals so cheaply that people didn’t bother to cook at home anymore. That people no longer owned refrigerators. Or ovens or stoves or even pots and pans. Where people no longer even knew how to cook. That’s a bit like the state of American manufacturing. We get everything from overseas. And then imagine something occurred to force all the restaurants to close. How would we eat? WeRead More

Jeffery measuring a sample face mask

Can You Sew from Home?

Got a sewing machine? Got a serger? We need your to help fight the virus! We just left a meeting with Rochester General Hospital about making our front line doctors and nurses face masks and hospital gowns. We can’t reopen the factory for safety reasons so we need home sewers – you! We’re in the process of sourcing raw materials, drafting contracts, and putting together our game plan. I’ve established a website to serve asRead More

Vicuna Cloth- the World’s Costliest Fabric

From a 1937 booklet entitled “The Story of Vicuna, The World’s Finest Fabric” by Sylvan Stroock, president of S. Stroock & Company- “…Based on the present price of the cloth, men’s vicuna topcoats such as are made by The Hickey Freeman Co., (who make the world’s finest ready-made clothing) would sell at retail for $400.00 and overcoats made of Stroock heavy weight vicuna cloth would sell at $1,000.00” In today’s dollars, that overcoat would sellRead More

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