Portland Apparel Lab

Browzwear VStitcher for Creative Design

Online course

This course will bring your Browzwear VStitcher skills to the next level. You will build on the basics you learned in Browzwear University and understand how to incorporate VStitcher into your overall design process. You will internalize good workflow techniques while learning to apply the software tools to real-world situations. You will follow along with an instructor-led project from start to finish, then apply those skills to your own portfolio-worthy project. You will learn to use blocks as your starting point for any design and employ VStitcher to visualize and innovate in real time.

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10 hrs
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The discovery plan is not eligible to corporate team packages & volume discounts.
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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.
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This course is well suited to those working in Design, Technical Design and Patternmaking functions within Brands, Factories, Product Development Agencies or as Freelancers.
It is targeted at Browzwear users who want to elevate their VStitcher skills.
Learners will need to have completed Browzwear University 101 course or possess equivalent software knowledge / level of familiarity, as well as Tech Design or Patternmaking knowledge or experience.

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 project using the techniques learned in the course.

All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Portland Apparel Lab Certificate of Completion.

What will you learn?

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

1. Utilize a solid workflow for using VStitcher
2. Incorporate Browzwear into their design process
3. Use 3D tools to facilitate creativity and innovation

Online course Detailed outline

Pre-assessment Free trial

Available for pre-purchasers from 3D Tech Festival kick-off time, September 21, 2021, 9am EST

Module 1: Customize a Parametric Avatar to your Brand Free trial

Your avatar forms the foundation for all your designs. Build a custom avatar that suits your brand.

  • 1.1 Measure and photograph fit model
  • 1.2 Choose a stock avatar
  • 1.3 Adjust your avatar to suit your brand

Module 2: Assemble Your Block Pattern Free trial

Use a basic pattern as the canvas for a new style in 3D. Choose and assemble your blocks for the basis of your design.

  • 2.1 Choose a Block Pattern
  • 2.2 Import A .dxf Pattern
  • 2.3 Choose and Assign Fabric
  • 2.4 Assemble Block Garment Part 1
  • 2.5 Assemble Block Garment Part 2

Module 3: Make Silhouette Changes

Start building out your new silhouette. Use 2D and 3D pattern tools to add ease and change length.

 

  • 3.1 Use 2D Pattern Tools To Subtract Ease From Pant
  • 3.2 Use 2D Pattern Tools To Add Ease To Jacket
  • 3.3 Use 3D Adjustments To Change Length Of Block Garments

Module 4: Create Design Lines

Now that you have a basic silhouette, it’s time to start adding your design lines.

  • 4.1 Use Pen Tool To Visualize And Add Design Lines
  • 4.2 Use Clone Edges By Offset To Add Design Lines
  • 4.3 Use Insert Shape To Add Design Lines
  • 4.4 Implement Select Design Lines
  • 4.5 Empathy Check-in

Module 5: Add Fullness / Suppression

Let’s add some fullness to our garments to change their style with darts, slash and spread as well as Merge.

  • 5.1 Add And Rotate Darts
  • 5.2 Slash/Spread To Change Silhouette Part 1
  • 5.3 Slash/Spread to Change Silhouette Part 2
  • 5.4 Merge Pieces
  • 5.5 Create New Pieces Part 1
  • 5.6 Create New Pieces Part 2

Module 6: Finesse the Fit

Let’s adjust and perfect the fit by adjusting transparency and other methods.

  • 6.1 Use 3D Styling To Prepare For Fitting
  • 6.2 Subtract And Add Back Pieces
  • 6.3 Use Transparent Fabric And Grid To Assess Fit

Module 7: Add Seams and Trims

At this point, your style is taking shape, but it looks a little like clay draped over the avatar. For a more realistic look, adding seams and trims will make your style look real and polished.

  • 7.1 Seam Construction
  • 7.2 Add Seams
  • 7.3 Add Trims
  • 7.4 Add Realistic Details
  • 7.5 Add Depth With Effects

Module 8: Create Colorways and Add Artwork

Now it’s time to create colorways, all over prints and artwork to adjust the appearance of your garment.

  • 8.1 Add Artwork
  • 8.2 Add An All-over Print
  • 8.3.Create Colorways
  • 8.4 Nurture Your Creative Self

Module 9: Render Your Final Look

Now that our look is complete, we’re ready to share it with the world.

  • 9.1 3D Styling Tools
  • 9.2 Poses
  • 9.3 Lighting and Background
  • 9.4 Ray Trace Render Using Blender Or V-ray

Conclusion

  • 1. Course Summary
  • 2. Final Project
  • 3. Final Assessment
  • 4. End of Course Survey
Dawn

Dawn Moothart

Course Instructor

Dawn Moothart is the founder of Portland Apparel Lab, a design studio that values mentorship and building relationships. An engineer at heart, she works with designers and innovators to get their prototypes built and ready for manufacturing. From her first franken-pattern 25 years ago, to honing her skills in the digital age, Dawn brings her love of math, art and user-experience to the PAL product development shop. Dawn is a Browzwear Certified Instructor.

About Portland Apparel Lab

PAL is committed to supporting Portland’s growing community of fashion and sewn product designers and entrepreneurs. Our industrial prototyping studio pairs design services with apparel business mentoring. We leverage our combined experience and industry contacts to help motivated entrepreneurs successfully navigate the path from idea to market. Our approach connects designers to one another and local apparel-related businesses, resulting in a stronger, more vibrant fashion and sewn goods economy in the region and beyond.

Read more about Portland Apparel Lab

FAQ

The course price does not include the cost of a license for VStitcher. If you do not already have a software license through work or school, you can contact Browzwear directly.

Alternatively, you can apply for the Browzwear Indie Program, which includes a free trial license of VStitcher. The Indie Program gives independent designers the ability to skill up in 3D within a growing international community of aspiring 3D designers. If you’re interested in joining, please apply through your personal email and indicate in the referral field that you have been referred by MOTIF.

*Note that the Browzwear Indie license is intended for personal use only, and should not be used for enterprise purposes. 

You should have version 2021.1 or 2021.2. You may also be able to use 2020 September version, but a few features may be missing.

Please see Browzwear Support for the latest detailed information.

VStitcher will run on both types of operating systems. Please see Browzwear Support if you have further questions.

This is an intermediate level course and you should be familiar with the basics of the software before you begin Module 1. For the best experience, please complete Browzwear University 101 or your company’s onboarding. Browzwear University 201 is suggested, but not required for this course.

The course is based on step-by-step recorded instructor-led video tutorials and work-along lessons with 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. As a MOTIF platform user you will also have access to extra-resources such as the MOTIF 3D Fashion Tech Community.

This price gives you access to the ‘Browzwear VStitcher for Creative Design’ intermediate course and all its updates for 1 year from date of purchase. Updates are revisions / add-ons that may be brought to the content of the ‘Browzwear VStitcher for Creative Design’ course during your 1 year subscription.

All-Access Pass holders can take the ‘Browzwear VStitcher for Creative Design’ course as well as any of the online courses published on MOTIF during their yearly subscription.

You will receive a Portland Apparel Lab Certificate of Completion upon successfully completing all online training components, including assignments, assessments and a final design submission.

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have further questions or concerns.

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