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Fold & Hang Workspace Reference

This section describes the tools available in the workspace: on the Main toolbar and the 3D styling pane displaying in the Context view.

This first part includes screenshots of the Fold & Hang tools on the Main toolbar with the relevant options displayed on the Horizontal contextual menu. After each set of screenshots, there is a description of the tool and a table with a description of the options in the Horizontal contextual menu. At the end, there is a separate section for the 3D Gizmo and another for snapshots.

The second part deals with the 3D styling pane.

Part One: Main Toolbar

This part describes the following Fold & Hang tools:

This part also includes more information about the 3D Gizmo and snapshots.

Select

Select tool

Select horizontal contextual menu

In the Fold & Hang workspace, the Select tool behaves like a Move tool: it allows you to select pieces and move them around in the 2D and 3D windows. Selection of internal lines is not supported.

The following image shows the Select tool in action.

Select tool in action

Before moving the garment, check what pattern pieces are selected. You can check this in the Context view. To move the complete garment, on the Horizontal contextual menu, click All Pieces.

The following table describes the options in the Horizontal contextual menu.

OptionDescription

All Pieces

Click to select all pieces of the garment.

Save Snapshot

  1. Click to save a snapshot. The Choose Snapshot Name dialog box is displayed.

  2. Type a name for the snapshot and click OK. The snapshot is saved.

For more information, refer to Snapshots.

Freeze Pose

Select to freeze the avatar’s pose.

Gravity

Determines whether gravity is on (selected) or off (cleared).

3D Gizmo

Select to enable the 3D gizmo. The 3D gizmo is displayed when you make a selection in the 3D window, giving you flexibility in the adjustment of the selection, depending on the tool being used.

For more information, refer to 3D Gizmo.

3D Fold

Fold tool

3D fold horizontal contextual menu

The 3D Fold tool allows you to fold a garment. In the 3D window, you click where you want the fold line to be, then use the gizmo to fold along that line.

The following image shows the 3D Fold tool in action.

Fold tool in action

The following table describes the options in the Horizontal contextual menu.

OptionDescription

Per Selection

Select to restrict the fold action to the selected piece or pieces.

Flip Side

Click to change the fold direction. For more information, refer to Changing the Fold Direction.

Hide Avatar

Select to hide the avatar. Clear to display the avatar.

Save Snapshot

  1. Click to save a snapshot. The Choose Snapshot Name dialog box is displayed.

  2. Type a name for the snapshot and click OK. The snapshot is saved.

For more information, refer to .

Gravity

Determines whether gravity is on (selected) or off (cleared).

Drop

Drop tool

Drop horizontal contextual menu

The Drop tool allows you to drop a garment to the floor and rotate it.

The following image shows the Drop tool in action.

Drop tool in action

The following table describes the options in the Horizontal contextual menu.

OptionDescription

Drop to Floor

Click to drop the garment to the floor.

Rotate 90°

Click to rotate a dropped garment 90 degrees in the X axis.

Hide Avatar

Select to hide the avatar. Clear to display the avatar.

Save Snapshot

  1. Click to save a snapshot. The Choose Snapshot Name dialog box is displayed.

  2. Type a name for the snapshot and click OK. The snapshot is saved.

For more information, refer to .

Gravity

Determines whether gravity is on (selected) or off (cleared).

3D Gizmo

Select to enable the 3D gizmo. The 3D gizmo is displayed when you make a selection in the 3D window, giving you flexibility in the adjustment of the selection, depending on the tool being used.

For more information, refer to 3D Gizmo.

Pinch

Pinch tool

Pinch horizontal contextual menu

The Pinch tool allows you to push or pull the garment or a part of it. This is the same tool introduced in the 3D styling feature.

The following table describes the options in the Horizontal contextual menu.

OptionDescription

Radius

Determines the radius of the tool.

Save Snapshot

  1. Click to save a snapshot. The Choose Snapshot Name dialog box is displayed.

  2. Type a name for the snapshot and click OK. The snapshot is saved.

For more information, refer to .

Freeze Pose

Select to freeze the avatar’s pose.

Auto Lock

While enabled, you can add a new piece to the garment, and if you arrange the new piece on the avatar, when you click Dress the 3D simulation works on the new piece only, leaving the existing garment dressed on the avatar.

Gravity

Determines whether gravity is on (selected) or off (cleared).

3D Gizmo

Select to enable the 3D gizmo. The 3D gizmo is displayed when you make a selection in the 3D window, giving you flexibility in the adjustment of the selection, depending on the tool being used.

For more information, refer to 3D Gizmo.

For more information, refer to 3D Styling Properties.

Brush

Brush tool

Brush horizontal contextual menu

The Brush tool allows you to paint an area of the garment upon which you can apply 3D styling effects. This is the same tool as used in the 3D styling feature.

The following table describes the options in the Horizontal contextual menu.

OptionDescription

Erase

Use this option to erase previously applied 3D styling.

Note: The size of the erase point matches the specified Radius.

Radius

Determines the radius of the tool.

Save Snapshot

  1. Click to save a snapshot. The Choose Snapshot Name dialog box is displayed.

  2. Type a name for the snapshot and click OK. The snapshot is saved.

For more information, refer to .

Freeze Pose

Select to freeze the avatar’s pose.

Auto Lock

While enabled, you can add a new piece to the garment, and if you arrange the new piece on the avatar, when you click Dress the 3D simulation works on the new piece only, leaving the existing garment dressed on the avatar.

Gravity

Determines whether gravity is on (selected) or off (cleared).

3D Gizmo

Select to enable the 3D gizmo. The 3D gizmo is displayed when you make a selection in the 3D window, giving you flexibility in the adjustment of the selection, depending on the tool being used.

For more information, refer to 3D Gizmo.

For more information, refer to 3D Styling Properties.

Texture

Texture tool

Texture horizontal contextual menu

The Texture tool allows you to adjust the position of materials by dragging them to a new location. This is the same tool as available in the (regular) Home workspace.

The following table describes the options in the Horizontal contextual menu.

OptionDescription

Pieces

Select to allow you to move the selected material in the pattern pieces.

Internal

Select to allow you to move material which is on an internal line.

Outside

Select to allow you to move material on the outside of the pattern piece.

Inside

Select to allow you to move material on the inside (back side) of the pattern piece.

Gizmo

Select to enable the 3D gizmo. The 3D gizmo is displayed when you make a selection in the 3D window, giving you flexibility in the adjustment of the selection, depending on the tool being used.

For more information, refer to 3D Gizmo.

For more information, refer to Texture tool.

3D Gizmo

3D gizmo

The gizmo has the following:

  • Red arrow for movement in the X axis (left and right)

  • Red curved line for rotation around the X axis

  • Green arrow for movement in the Y axis (up and down)

  • Green curved line for rotation around the Y axis

  • Blue line for movement in the Z axis (in and out)

  • Blue circle for rotation around the Z axis

To move the piece in the desired direction, drag the arrow or line. When you drag an arrow or line, it is displayed in yellow. For example, to move the piece right, drag the red arrow right. And to move the piece down, drag the green arrow down.

If you make a multiple selection, the gizmo also displays with red green and blue squares. Dragging a square resizes the selected pieces and scales them either larger or smaller. This does not affect the actual size of any piece. It does affect the size of the piece as it currently displays in the 3D window.

The following image shows a multiple selection with the Pinch tool.

Multiple selection with Pinch tool

3D Gizmo and 3D Fold

This section includes information about using the 3D gizmo with the 3D Fold tool. When you select the 3D Fold tool, the gizmo displays on the fold line like this:

Gizmo on the fold line

Drag the blue curved line to fold the garment.

In addition, you may:

  • Drag the light blue ball at the center of the gizmo to move the fold line

  • Drag the green curved line to change the angle of the fold line

  • Drag the blue arrow to move the fold line up or down

  • Drag the blue square to increase or decrease the length of the fold line

For example, if the fold line crosses a part of the garment you do not want to fold, you would decrease the length of the fold line so it no longer crossed that part you do not want to fold.

Changing the Fold Direction

There is a line, perpendicular to the fold angle, which goes through the light blue ball at the center of the gizmo.

Center of the gizmo

On one end is a yellow circle and on the other a purple circle.

This is a visual indication of the side that moves when the garment is folded. The side of the garment on the same side as the yellow circle is the side that moves when you fold the garment.

To change the side that moves, click the purple circle. It changes to yellow and the circle that was yellow changes to purple.

You can also change the fold direction by going to the Horizontal contextual menu and clicking Flip Side.

Snapshots

Fold & Hang snapshots differ from snapshots taken in the regular workspace.

Fold & Hang snapshots:

  • Are marked as such with a hanger icon at the top left of the thumbnail.

    Fold & Hang snapshot

  • Are available to view regardless of whatever workspace you are using.

  • Can only be worked on - dressed, for example - in the Fold & Hang workspace.

    If you load a Fold & Hang snapshot and click Dress while not in the Fold & Hang workspace, you are asked if you want to switch to that workspace.

Part Two: 3D Styling Pane

There are the following sections of the 3D styling pane in the Context view available in the Fold & Hang workspace:

3D Styling Properties

3D styling properties

These properties work the same way as they do with 3D styling in the Home workspace subject to the new Elevate option.

Elevate:

  • You apply Elevate using the Pinch or Brush tool.

  • Similar to using Flatten the effect is triggered when you click Dress or move the 3D gizmo.

  • Applying Elevate to a selected area automatically removes any other 3D styling property previously applied to the area.

The effect is to raise the selected geometry upwards (in the Y axis). This option is designed mainly to help ensure collars and collar bases of dress shirts display accurately.

For more information about 3D styling, refer to Using the 3D Styling Tools.

Advanced - Layers and Simulation Options

Advanced - layers and simulation options

When using the Fold & Hang workspace, if you select a layer or a pattern piece in the Advanced section, this enables the advanced configuration options.

You can select multiple pieces simultaneously and set the advanced configuration options for all of them.

The following table describes the advanced configuration options.

The options include those normally available for 3D styling and new options. Those new options, unique to the Fold & Hang workspace, are highlighted with a colored row in the table.
OptionDescription

Crease Edge

Determines simulation behavior for the outline of the flattened and folded garment by changing the bend forces on the outline areas. The outline areas are where the:

  • Garment boundary meets the floor, and

  • 3D folds are.

Click Click to display the available options to display the available options:

  • Very Sharp

  • Sharp

  • Normal

  • Soft

  • Very Soft

Details (Grid)

The invisible underlying grid applied to the resolution of fabric display in 3D simulation. A value of 1 means a grid of 1cm x 1cm.

Note: The lower the scale, the slower the 3D simulation.

Lock

Select to lock the layer. Future 3D styling changes do not affect the layer.

Reset

(Reset)

Resets the 3D simulation, with the selected layer displaying in prepare mode in the 3D window.

Stitches

Select to make the stitching effective in the 3D simulation.

Strengthen Fabric

Determines the strength of the fabric of the selected piece, affecting how the fabric displays.

Click to display the available options:

  • Solid

  • Very High

  • High (Default)

  • Medium

  • Low

For example, a folded shirt may require the collar to be Solid and the rest of the garment to be Medium or Low.

Use in 3D

Select to use the layer in the 3D simulation.

Visible

Select to make the layer visible in the 3D simulation.

  • You can also set the Lock and Visible properties by clicking the appropriate icon in the layer.

    3D lock and visible

  • Click Click to display a menu (at the top right of the Advanced section) to display the Advanced menu.

    Advanced menu

 

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