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Fashion Technology: An Advanced Guide to CLO 3D

Develop advanced skills in virtual fashion design using CLO 3D to design, produce, and present your virtual garments.

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Fashion Technology: An Advanced Guide to CLO 3D

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  • 4 weeks

  • 5 hours per week

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  • Advanced level

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Discover techniques and best practices in fashion technology

From three-dimensional imaging to virtual prototyping programs, the fashion industry has benefitted greatly from a wide range of new technologies.

On this four-week course from the University of the Creative Arts, you’ll look in depth at one of these technologies, CLO 3D, and learn advanced skills and techniques to make the most of this revolutionary program.

Discover skills for detail construction and using virtual custom materials

An increasing number of fashion companies are moving into the virtual market and looking for designers who have virtual prototyping programs in their skill pack.

During the first two weeks of this course, you’ll explore how to virtually construct the details of different clothing designs using CLO 3D. Then, you’ll learn how to work with a variety of materials in the virtual space, from fur and knitwear to lace and washed denim.

Explore digital production and advanced presentation skills for your designs

When designing fashion virtually, you need to be able to modify and export your digital patterns and garments for production purposes.

You’ll look at the many production features of CLO 3D, such as the colorway function, seam allowance toolkit, and grading tools, before exporting the work.

This course will also guide you through advanced presentation skills, from custom 3d scenes to gravity simulators and animation.

Learn from experts at the University of the Creative Arts

UCA is committed to building well-rounded creative individuals by offering an opportunity to learn in a cross-discipline creative environment.

The university is a pioneer in the field of digital fashion and has been teaching CLO 3D to students from MA Fashion Design and MA Digital Fashion since 2021, making them uniquely positioned to help you build your skills.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Advanced skills of detail construction

    • Introduction

      This article provides a brief overview of the advanced course and the first week.

    • Details - Sportswear

      In this activity, you will learn to make the garment details of classic sweatpants and a hoodie.

    • Details - A Yoga Outfit

      In this activity, you will learn to make a yoga outfit using the 3D pen tool and add seamline details such as topstitches, bindings, and pipings.

    • Details - Custom Trims

      In this activity, you will learn to customize trims and hardware using CLO 3D.

    • Details - Plisse

      In this activity, you will learn to master the folding features and tools in CLO 3D and make two pleated skirts.

    • Wrap-up

      At this step, you can quickly review the bullet points of this week and share your thoughts.

  • Week 2

    Advanced skills of custom materials

    • Introduction

      This article provides a brief overview of what you will be studying this week.

    • Fur

      In this activity, you will learn to manipulate fur materials in CLO 3D and create two styles using the provided practice files.

    • Knitwear

      In this activity, you will learn to use and combine the skills and tools you've learned to create a true-to-life mohair sweater.

    • Lace and Embroidery

      In this activity, you will learn to make the realistic lace fabric and embroideries.

    • Washed Denim

      In this activity, you will learn to make the washing effects on jeans and denim jackets in CLO 3D.

    • Wrap-up

      In this activity, you can quickly review the bullet points of this week and check what you've learned.

  • Week 3

    From CLO 3D to Production

    • Introduction

      This article provides a brief overview of what you will be studying this week.

    • Modular Configurator & Colorway

      In this activity, you will learn two features, the modular configurator and colorway, to explore more possibilities for your digital garments and optimize the workflow.

    • Production - Seam allowance and Grading

      In this activity, you will learn how to add and edit seam allowances, grainline, annotations, and grad patterns to get your digital patterns ready for production.

    • Production - Exporting

      In this activity, you will learn to export and share your digital outfits and patterns.

    • Wrap-up

      In this activity, you can quickly review the bullet points of this week and check what you've learned.

  • Week 4

    Advanced Presentation Skills

    • Introduction

      This article provides a brief overview of what you will be studying this week.

    • Custom Avatar Appearance

      In this activity, you will learn to customize the avatar appearance in CLO 3D and edit Texture Images in Photoshop.

    • Custom 3D Scene

      In this activity, you will learn and build a realistic street scene using provided 3D assets.

    • The Wind Controller and Gravity

      In this activity, you will learn to manipulate the wind and gravity in the 3D window to achieve a unique outcome.

    • Animation

      In this activity, you will learn to make animations using the CLO 3D default clips and Mixamo.

    • Wrap-up

      In this activity, you can quickly review the bullet points of this week and check what you've learned.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate the skills and methods of making various garments details.
  • Create and custom different materials including fabric, trims, and accessories.
  • Create the workflow from CLO 3D to production.
  • Create the images and videos of digital outfits and custom 3D scene.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for fashion students, designers, pattern makers, and visual designers. It will also be helpful for anyone interested in virtual prototyping in the Fashion Industry.

As this is an advanced course, some prior knowledge of CLO 3D and digital fashion technology is required.

What software or tools do you need?

  • A PC or laptop which meets the minium system requirements of CLO 3D official suggestion: https://support.clo3d.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000307168-CLO-system-requirements-October-2022-
  • Required software: CLO 3D, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

University for the Creative Arts

We believe creativity makes communities more vibrant, innovative, human.

So, we support every UCA student to forge their own path, using their creativity to make a difference in their studies and into their careers to help establish a better world.

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