Top 5 digital clothing creation tools for real and synthetic people
The world of digital avatars and virtual clothing is rapidly evolving. Just a couple of years ago, it seemed like something crazy and very far from nowadays, but today you can already hear about virtual streamers, tokenization, super-realistic deepfakes, and so on. There is no doubt that these areas are gaining momentum and will only intensify over time.
The MALIVAR company, partners of the virtual designer Aliona Pole, are working on a service that will allow generating synthetic appearance using neural networks in a couple of clicks. This means that more digital people in all forms are waiting for us — from bloggers and avatars to film actors and brand ambassadors.
And if the appearance of a synthetic person can be generated automatically, then the digital clothes in which he wants to dress up will most likely have to be created by hand. But, perhaps, this is for the best for now — at least physical designers of virtual clothes still have something to do :) Today, together with the designers from MALIVAR, we have compiled the most basic software guide for creating virtual clothes. From technical assembly of patterns to high-quality PBR (physical based rendering) rendering.
So let's start with the most important thing: assembling clothes according to patterns and fabric simulation. CLO 3D and MARVELOUS DESIGNER — both of these programs make it possible to create virtual canvases from patterns, sew them, and simulate them on your virtual mannequin or character.
In terms of basic functionality, these programs are almost the same, but CLO 3D is more tailored for the production of real clothes with a huge number of additional tools for craftsmen and designers, while MARVELOUS DESIGNER is more suitable for those who work in the CGI industry.
Further, after you have created your super-fashionable image in one of the above programs, the most logical way to present your creation using rendering images or animations, and then any 3D program with the ability to render can help us.
The MALIVAR DESIGNER's favorite is Cinema 4D in conjunction with Redshift for rendering. But the most convenient option for beginners is undoubtedly Blender — a free program with a built-in Cycles rendering engine.