This workshop will include an overview of the exciting field of 3D fashion design, an emerging field for fashion, gaming, and apps. In this workshop you will scan the body with the The Artec Leo 3D scanner, refine the scan, import the scan into Browzwear’s V-Stitcher program https://browzwear.com/ and dress the body with a simple t-shirt. For the scan please wear fitted, athletic clothing. Students should bring personal laptop. A week before the class they will be sent an invitation download Browzwear for the workshop. Works on Mac and PC platforms. Preparatory course for 3D Digital Design for the body - Part 2: Dressing the digital avatar.
Students will produce a .obj file of their own body for use in a variety of 3D situations, as well as a gif and turntable export their body scan avatar dressed in the t-shirt. Access to Browzwear remains for the duration of enrollment at Wash U.
Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, PhD. studies the intersection between technology and creativity when designing for the body. Through active practice and theory development, she contributes to new narratives being developed for the fashion/textiles/clothing industries. Experience as a professional designer and fashion entrepreneur in places as diverse as Paris, France and Casablanca, Morocco, fuels Dr. Ruppert-Stroescu’s passion for diverse cultures, innovation, and education. https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=PrJffLkAAAAJ
Tools used in the workshop: The Artec Leo 3D scanner and Browzwear’s V-Stitcher program
Additional info Check out this new company that creates 3D digital fashion https://www.thefabricant.com/ An interesting article about digital fashion https://www.voguebusiness.com/technology/these-platforms-want-to-be-the-farfetch-of-digital-fashion Become a member of the Browzwear indie program https://go.browzwear.com/indies-application
Cross-disciplinary connections: Design, Art and Architecture students will learn to scan body-size objects, which can serve many creative practices in the digital space. They will also be introduced to Browzwear softwear to make cutting patterns for covers of those shapes and virtually test the pattern for efficacy.
Next steps: Students should also enroll in 3D Digital Design for the body - Part 2: Dressing the digital avatar, to design original shapes and visualize them on the avatar. Fashion design courses will help further skills with Browzwear soft wear. Instructor will gladly continue mentoring the students with this process.