Progress Report 3D Fashion lift off

It is not easy to create the desired look for 3D as a part-time hobby. Well at least a bit difficult. As I embarked on this journey to create a collection in the 3D digital world, I quickly realized that there is not one stand alone piece of software that will be used to create…

Arianna 8.1 Female

•Custom Normal Maps made in Substance painter •Face and Body sculpted in Blender •4 Lash Maps with Normals – PS •Fiber Mesh Brows – MR •7 Iris Colors- Custom Painted – PS •2 Customizable Iris Maps – PS •11 Lip colors with separate Lip Normals -PS •3 Complete make up looks •6 Eye make up…

Exploring the moving 3D image

Over time I have discovered the complexity and the joy of 3D model animation for fashion. While it is a joy to see the finished animation the work behind it can be complex and there is a lot going on behind the scenes. From the 3D model to the 3D environment and the 3D cloth…

The Yellow Dress in Clo3d 5.0

This is the story of the Yellow Dress. While she is magnificent, she is also a prototype for my current workflow in CLO3d’s 5.0 version. This took about 2 hours to drape a semi-useable pattern and simulation entirely in Clo3d. The true test will be if I have to convert this pattern into 2D for…

Fun Times in TV Land

This is me as an interviewer. SO much fun almost a decade ago but I had so much fun learning to be a producer and interviewing so many wonderfully creative people. The FOTH TV program ran for 2 years on MNN and Bronxnet Community television in 2008-2010. It was fun to produce 13 shows a…

Books of the Month and why I chose them

There are a few things I am working on as part of my personal growth strategy. One is a better understanding of myself and the people around me. The other is mastering my environment.  There are 2 books I have chosen to dissect over the holidays. They go along with my other favorite topics so…

3D Problem-Solving in Fashion Design

While I have been working in the fashion industry since 1987, I have seen a lot of examples in problem-solving in fashion design and production. There is always an end goal that is getting the garment to the seller, to market. The completion of a garment is not always as simple as it looks. Yes,…