By Apparel Resources
Optitex, a leader of integrated end-to-end 2D & 3D CAD/CAM software solutions for the fashion and apparel industry, and Alvanon, the global leader in body technologies for the apparel industry, have announced the extension of their long-term collaboration.
The collaboration is to support Optitex’s enhanced O/Cloud platform and enable O/Cloud customers to enjoy the benefits of Alvanon’s wide selection of fit standards and over 6,000 3D avatars that are there in the Alvanon Body Platform’s (ABP).
The customers of Optitex will now be able to facilitate teamwork between brand and vendor designers, patternmakers and collection product managers dispersed around the globe in different locations and time zones.
It’s worth mentioning here that Optitex O/Cloud enables seamless 3D collaboration from concept to production – all on a single cloud-based platform, where users can manage the end-to-end development process by sharing their digital workplace with the supply chain – teams, vendors and partners, in a high-quality digital 3D environment.
This collaboration will also enable Optitex O/Cloud users to share and review 3D garments simulated on Alvanon virtual bodies over O/Cloud, collaborate with various view options and a variety of tools, including real-time 3D sphere rotation, and commenting. Alvanon’s library offers both standard (ASTM) and brand-specific avatars.
The patternmakers – with access to Alvanon’s extensive library of 3D virtual bodies – can now run online fit sessions via the cloud and collaborate with all stakeholders such as supervisors, designers and team members to review how garments look and feel on their Alvanon virtual body, using a variety of Fit tools, such as Tension Map, Mesh View, and Distance Map.
The users will also be able to navigate the model, view all of its colourways, and add comments directly on the garment, all of which will help accelerate the design review process. As all garment-related information is easily viewed in 3D, users no longer need to share static images of their garment in different map views.
Jason Wang, COO, Alvanon, shared, “We believe that the 3D journey begins with the 3D avatar. Not just any avatar, but the fit standard that represents the brand’s target customers’ body shapes and sizes,” adding, “We are pleased to further our collaboration with Optitex, to enhance their customers’ design capabilities and the overall user experience. It’s via close collaboration with leading 3D digital software providers such as Optitex that we can deliver our range of virtual avatars, and provide the fit accuracy that brands and retailers demand.”
Amit Ben-Sheffer, VP Products, Optitex, commented, “Our continued collaboration with Alvanon is yet another example of how Optitex helps its customers tailor their digital workflow by enabling a collaborative and efficient fit process based on their virtual fit models of choice.”