For information about editing puffy garments, expand the following:
Some puffy insulated fabrics may have baffles within their thickness at the quilting lines.
To simulate these in VStitcher:
In the 2D window, select the internal lines that are to be used as quilting lines.
Go to the Context view, and in the Line Properties section, select Puffy.
The Puffy options are displayed.
In Baffle Wall Height, type a value.
If you add baffle walls after the garment has been simulated, on the Main toolbar, click Dress to dress the garment again.
Baffle Walls Example
The following image shows a puffy fabric with a baffle wall height of 0. Note that there are six internal lines forming the quilting lines. The left side of the image is the 2D view, and the right side is the 3D view.
Assume the puffy fabric is 3 cm deep. Let’s add baffle wall height to the bottom three (of the six) quilting lines. We will set the height at 1.5 cm.
The following image shows the effect and the creation of visible baffle walls on the bottom three quilting lines.
For an even more pronounced effect, let’s increase the baffle wall height to 3 cm.
The following image shows how this displays. The baffle wall height is the same height as the puffy effect, so the fabric within the bottom three quilting lines looks as if it is one puffy area.
If additional pattern pieces are being stitched to the same internal lines that are acting as quilting lines, the side of the puffy fabric they are stitched to can be altered.
To edit the stitching side:
In the 2D window, select the quilting lines.
Go to the Context view, and in the Line Properties section, at Stitch to, click .
Click either Outer or Inner as appropriate. As the puffy effect creates two sides from a single pattern piece, Stitch To dictates which side of the puffy effect the internal line stitches to.
Quilting lines create sharp creases where they stitch on a puffy fabric. To create a smoother transition at quilting lines on a puffy fabric, use the Smooth feature.
To use this feature:
In the 2D window, select the quilting lines.
Go to the Context view, and in the Line Properties section, at Smooth, click .
Inner Outer to create smooth transitions on both the inner and outer sides of the fabric.
Inner to create a smooth transition on the inner side of the fabric.
Outer to create a smooth transition on the outer side of the fabric.
If puffy fabrics do not appear true-to-life after simulation, you may need to adjust the firmness of the fill to achieve the desired effect. Puffy fabrics applied across the chest may appear flatter due to the pressure applied.
The following image displays the effects of a combination of selected Puffy Firmness values (on the Y axis) and Puffy Thickness values (on the X axis).
Quilting lines that are closer together may simulate puffy differently from a wider quilt on a fabric with the exact same Puffy Firmness and Puffy Thickness value.
The following image displays a garment with a Puffy Thickness of 3 on the body, while the forearms have a Puffy Thickness of 10 to achieve the same appearance on both.
To achieve similar puffy appearance on a closer quilt:
If the Materials tab is not already open, on the Resources tabs, click Materials.
On the Materials tab, go to the Fabrics section.
Hover over the puffy fabric thumbnail, and click . A menu is displayed.
Click Clone Fabric. The fabric is cloned.
Hover over the newly cloned fabric thumbnail, and click . A menu is displayed.
Click Rename. The Rename Material dialog box is displayed.
Type in the chosen name, and click OK.
Click the newly cloned fabric.
Go to the Context view, and click Physics. The Physical Properties dialog box is displayed.
In Puffy Firmness, change the value.
On the Main toolbar, click Dress to check the simulation result.
Repeat steps 9-12 to adjust firmness as needed.If quilting lines are too close to each other on a pattern piece, a puffy fabric is not simulated.
Due to the amount of processing power puffy garments use, the response of some 3D styling tools may be slow. For precision adjustments on a puffy garment, use the 3D gizmo with the 3D styling tools.
This feature allows you to increase the authentic display of puffy garments by allowing configuration of unstitched puffy edges as one of the following:
By default, Rounded is selected as the Finish Effect.
To edit the Finish Effect:
In the 2D window, select the puffy edge you want to configure.
Go to the Context view, and in the Line Properties section under Puffy, go to Finish Effect.
Click , then click the option you want.