ARE YOU ALL SET UP IN 3D?
This chapter will mainly focus on making sure you're all set up in the software for the rest of this training. So to give you a little break between some intense, information-heavy chapters: sit back and relax - we'll do some repetition from Prep School! 🌸
3.1 - BROWZWEAR 💎
First of all, and likely the most important of all: did you already install the Browzwear software on your laptop? This is explained in the first chapter of our Prep School training, as well as the other 4 steps listed below. So please make sure you've completed these steps before continuing with this training.
✔️ Installed Browzwear (VStitcher, Lotta, Blender)
✔️ Installed the STITCH DesignHub Plugin
✔️ Created your account for the DesignHub
✔️ Activated the plugin to apply all render settings
✔️ Set up the settings for preferences (not mandatory)
"Design, Develop, and Produce"
Create a 3D style from scratch
Focus on Pattern & Fit purposes
Freedom to change patterns
Create cutlines & implement the new seam instantly by slicing
Work on the style via true-motion fit, pattern modifications, grading, exporting tech packs, and more.
All functionalities from Lotta are also available in VStitcher.
"Rapid 3D Design and Styling"
Start from a 3D base block
Focus on Design purposes
Pattern pieces are locked
Create cutlines without having
to change the pattern piece
Get straight to designing with design lines, graphics, fabrics, trims, colorways, and more.
All pattern & fit functionalities from VStitcher are disabled in Lotta.
We used the overview above to visualise the differences between VStitcher and Lotta during our Prep School training. As mentioned: the interface looks almost identical in both softwares. But just like in Prep School, we'll be working in VStitcher for this training.
Some steps are simply not included in Lotta! Which is also why we recommended you to first follow our basic trainings for VStitcher: it will make this training easier to follow!👌
3.2 - INTERFACE & SHORTCUTS 💡
As promised in the introduction of this chapter: some repetition from Prep School! Below the overview of menu's and sections in VStitcher again, to remind you of their names. We often use these names in our trainings, so try to get familiar with them ;-)
Hover over the image to see the numbers & outlines
2D Window ( show & hide)
And of course we'll also repeat one of our favourite parts of the first chapter of Prep School: the shortcuts top 5! To speed up your workflow even faster than lightning! ⚡
🔥 SHORTCUTS TOP 5 🔥
1. Pan/move in the 2D window
2. Hide the 2D or 3D window
3. Select (edit points off/on)
4. Undo the last action
5. SAVE YOUR FILE REGULARLY!
3.3 - SAVING BEST PRACTICE 💾
Lastly, we'd like to repeast some best practice tips on saving, as it's such an important topic when it comes to working digitally. Remember the default daving format?
File > Save As > Choose "Garment + Avatars & Accessories (bw)"
Always include the avatar when you save a file, never use the option "Garment (bw)"!
And do you remember the second important call out? Saving locally!
Saving externally often causes corrupt files: you might not be able to open it again.
💡 So better be safe than sorry and always save locally! 💾
This also applies to opening files: avoid opening a garment file directly from a server/usb stick or any other external drive. Instead: copy the file to your desktop before opening!
We've finally made a start in the actual 3D software!
Get ready to prepare your first request in the next chapter... 👇