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Creating a 3D Stitch Effect

You can create a 3D stitching effect using the available construction types.

To create a 3D stitch effect:

  1. On the Main toolbar, click Select.

  2. On the Horizontal contextual menu:

    1. If creating an effect on an edge, ensure Pieces is selected.

    2. If creating an effect on an internal line, ensure Internal is selected.

  3. In the 2D window, click the edge or line where you want to create the stitch effect. Details are displayed in the Context view.

  4. In the Context view, go to Stitch Construction.

    Stitch construction

  5. Click Click to display the available stitch construction types. The available stitch construction types are displayed.

    Available stitch construction types

    2023.2 and newer
    stitch-con-2023.png
    You may use ​​​​copy.png​ to copy the stitch construction, then select an edge on the garment and click paste to apply.
  6. Click the stitch construction type you want to use. The available configuration options are displayed.

    Directional Seam

    Directional Seam

  7.  

    Open Seam

    Open Seam

  8. Edit the options as required.

    Option Description

    Depth

    Sets the depth of the normal and displacement maps. The range is 0-1cm, the default being 0.1cm.

    Direction

    Only displays for Directional Seam.

    Click to flip which side of the stitched edges displays as raised above the other.

    For example, from this:

    One side is a stitched edge

    To this:

    The other side is the stitched edge

    Note that flipping the stitch construction direction has no effect on seam materials.

    Wash Effect

    By default this option is not selected. If selected, a wash effect is automatically applied to the stitch.

    Puckering

    By default this option is not selected. If selected, further options are displayed:

    Puckering options

    puckering-2023.png

    • Depth - sets the depth of the normal and displacement maps for the puckering effect. The range is 0-1cm, the default being 0.1cm.

    • Width - sets the height of the puckering images, allowing for a larger or smaller puckering effect. The range is 0-20cm, the default being 1cm.

    • 2023.2 and newer
      Wash​ - sets the wash effect. The range is 0-1 , the default is 0.

 

Video available For a deep dive look at enhanced seams and stitch construction, check out the video: Enhanced Seams and Stitch Construction

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