Fashion Innovation Centre

Advanced Techniques in CLO 3D

3D Avatars 3D software CLO 3D expertise Pattern grading
Online course

Become a real CLO 3D expert with this advanced course. It is your guide to take your CLO 3D skills to the next level. This course is well suited to designers that want to combine traditional pattern drafting with CLO 3D, drafting traditional patterns, pattern tracing and working with imports. This third course on CLO 3D covers advanced production involving pattern grading and auto grading to size as well as working with module structures and specialized avatar imports.

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8-10 hours
$150
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You can cancel your subscription at any time during your plan term and deactivate its auto-renewal.
The discovery plan is not eligible to corporate team packages & volume discounts.
* Free tickets are subject to seat availability and event capacity.
The All-Access Pass is non-refundable and non-transferable. By purchasing the All-Access Pass, you agree to MOTIF’s Privacy and Terms & Conditions of Use.
You can cancel your subscription at any time during your plan term and deactivate its auto-renewal.
* Free tickets are subject to seat availability and event capacity.
The All-Access Pass is non-refundable and non-transferable. By purchasing the All-Access Pass, you agree to MOTIF’s Privacy and Terms & Conditions of Use.
This course is for the CLO user that wants to utilize all the tools available within CLO 3D, also for an apparel designer from a traditional school that wants to elevate their pattern drafting skills to 3D simulations.
It is designed for apparel designers working with other softwares such as Illustrator and Gerber that want to compliment their skills with CLO 3D. It is an introduction to the pattern grading software within CLO 3D and the auto grading to fit an adjusted avatar once the clothing is created.
This course allows one to get even more creative in production with tools such as modules.

How will you learn?

The course is self-paced and includes a pre-assessment test, modules of interactive instruction based on videos, animations, practical exercises, discussion questions and knowledge assessments.
It ends with a post-assessment test and project where learners submit their own design using the techniques learned in the course. An in-course glossary at the learner's fingertips facilitates the understanding of technical terms.

All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a MOTIF Certificate of Completion.

This course and the instructor are not affiliated with CLO.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Review on CLO 3D pattern drafting.
2. Use traditional pattern drafting techniques within CLO 3D.
3. Import pattern drafts from Illustrator and other file formats.
4. Pattern trace within CLO.
5. Grade and auto grade to adjusted avatar.
6. Work with module or component structures.
7. Import avatars from other software such as Alvanon, 3DLOOK.
8. Portfolio render a final collection.

Online course Detailed outline

Pre Assessment Free trial

This is to assess your knowledge about the CLO 3D software for this advanced course and evaluate how this online course can be most helpful for you.

Introduction Free trial

An Introduction to your teacher, Roz, and an overview of the learning objectives for this whole course.

  • 0.1 Welcome to the course
  • 0.2 Course overview
  • 0.3 Course sample exercise

Module 1: Digital Samples Free trial

In this module, you will work from a concept sketch, a physical sample, to a CLO digital double.

  • 1.1 Creating a Digital Sample
  • 1.2 Sewing the Dress
  • 1.3 Hem Length and Shoulders
  • 1.4 First Piping
  • 1.5 Dots and Fabric
  • 1.6 The Real Dress
  • 1.7 Darts and Shoulders
  • 1.8 Refining the Hem
  • 1.9 Fixing the Piping
  • 1.10 Dress Decorations
  • 1.11 Summary

Module 2: Advanced Patterns

This module is about creating your patterns in CLO using classic pattern drafting, tracing and imports. You will also learn how to grade, how to use the auto grade and the auto sew.

  • 2.1 Setting Up the Trace
  • 2.2 Accurate Tracing
  • 2.3 First Tracing
  • 2.4 Final Tracing
  • 2.5 Setting Up to Sew
  • 2.6 Sewing your Tuxedo
  • 2.7 Styling Your Tuxedo
  • 2.8 DXF Imports
  • 2.9 Traditional Pattern Drafting - Part 1
  • 2.10 Traditional Pattern Drafting - Part 2
  • 2.11 Drafting the Sleeves
  • 2.12 Pattern Grading Intro
  • 2.13 Pattern Grading Tips
  • 2.14 CLO Auto Grading
  • 2.15 CLO Auto Sewing
  • 2.16 Modular Patterns
  • 2.17 Summary

Module 3: Advanced Avatars

In this module, you will explore accurate sizing within the CLO Avatars. You will be doing custom size scanning with 3DLOOK as well as exploring the ALVANON AlvaForm avatar.

  • 3.1 CLO ASTM Sizing
  • 3.2 3DLOOK Avatar Invite
  • 3.3 3DLOOK to CLO Avatar - Part 1
  • 3.4 3DLOOK to CLO Avatar - Part 2
  • 3.5 Customizing your 3DLOOK Avatar
  • 3.6 Alvanon Avatars
  • 3.7 Importing your Alvanon Avatars
  • 3.8 Summary

Module 4: Advanced Materials

In this module, you will be discovering where you can find real fabric online that displays digitally in 2D, 3D, and the real world.

  • 4.1 CLO-SET CONNECT
  • 4.2 SwatchOn
  • 4.3 Chargeurs
  • 4.4 Cottonworks
  • 4.5 Swatchbook
  • 4.6 TG3D Scanning
  • 4.7 Creating Pattern Repeats
  • 4.8 Summary

Conclusion

This module is a summary of all the skills that you learned through this advanced course on CLO 3D. To complete the course, you will need to pass the post-assessment quiz in this module and to submit your final CLO 3D project.
  • 5.1 Course Summary
  • 5.2 Final Design Submission
  • 5.3 Post Assessment
  • 5.4 Reference Guide
  • 5.5 End of Course Survey

Roz McNulty

Course Instructor

Roz McNulty has been creating clothing on computers since 1983. She has experience with fashion design, pattern drafting, manufacturing, also with VR and AR. At the Fashion Innovation Centre, Roz works with apparel industry 3D software and mixed reality to create clothing assets such as historical clothing exhibitions, interactive AR runway and virtual change rooms. She has been in clothing construction and manual pattern making for 30 years. Roz spoke at the Electronic Visualization and Arts conference 2019 about the importance of 3D archiving for costume using 3D apparel software. A virtual museum is one of her dream. Roz can be called as a ‘Monocolist’ as she worked with 3D scanning software developed by Steampunk Digital.
She has always seen the future of clothing and computers starting with when she first starts illustrating clothing over 30 years ago. According to her, the future is even more fascinating now with the use of Mixed Reality to show off clothing before it is made. To both the manufacturer and its team and the customer.

The Fashion Innovation Centre teaches 3D Clothing Pattern Design. FIC provides talent and resources for the apparel industry, online 3D retail and museum archiving. The vision of the Fashion Innovation Centre is to creating talent to support the future of 3D design sampling, retail marketing, web assets and archiving of apparel.

“The past, present and future of Fashion.”

Read more about the Fashion Innovation Centre.

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