Gerber Technology is adamant that virtual sampling is the future for garment and material products design, as it launches its own 3D visualisation technology for AccuMark 10, its pattern design software.
Gerber’s 3D solution is leveraging 3D graphics and animation technology from open source simulation engine Blender, more commonly used in the animation, movie, video game and simulation industries.
“Blender is an extremely robust simulation engine which allows us to get a realistic visualisation of fit and movement of a garment,” said Mary McFadden, director of CAD product management at Gerber.
“Our internal development team and the large global community of developers working with Blender give us a tremendous edge advancing the use of 3D.
“Virtual sampling is the answer to reducing time and cost in development and sample making,” McFadden continued.
“Combined with our AccuMark 10 software, 3D technology makes it possible to reduce and even eliminate process steps and interactions among design, sample making and merchandising teams to help designers optimise their time and speed up important feedback cycles. Our rapid development cycle will elevate AccuMark beyond current available systems.”