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Announcing VStitcher 8.0 and Lotta 4.0

Unleashing Unprecedented Creative Power and Shorter Time to Market

We are so pleased to introduce to you the full release of VStitcher 8.0 and Lotta 4.0! We’ve spent countless hours perfecting some amazing new features and tweaking your old favorites for an even better experience. Seeing (and using) is really believing…so we are excited for you to check them out and let us know what you think.

We will dig deeper into some of these features over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, we wanted to highlight some of the ones we are most excited about. These tools enable designers to produce digital garments that look, drape, fit and move almost exactly like real physical garments.

Integrated V-Ray

Seamlessly access Ray Trace renderings, along with background image-based lighting with our integrated Ray Trace engine.

V-Ray Fur

Quickly and easily render high quality, photorealistic images of fur and other complex materials.

Smart Shoes

Complete the look with adjustable smart shoes that work with multiple avatar shapes and types, and can be animated or used in various poses.

Smart Trims

Easily add and share a complete zipper or buttons with new drag and drop smart zippers or buttons. Simply place the zipper or buttons onto a desired location and it will be automatically applied, fully functional and inclusive of its main components such as the slider, pull, teeth, chain and tape. Each smart zipper and button includes full customization parameters and can be shared and distributed as a complete asset package.

Styles in Action

Evaluate fit in motion to see styles in action with our new animation plugin that also enables you to render the animation in Ray Trace – all in one place.

With the new release also enjoy the following:

  • Be confident with your design iterations by easily and intuitively managing your undo/redo actions via the new interactive history pane and simple user interface.
  • Export animations and turntables to easily share online with new GIF support.
  • Import assets from online and cloud-based asset management systems into the asset library, or use the assets supplied by Browzwear. You can also connect your own libraries with the Browzwear Open Platform.
  • Avatar Group View (Labs) – With multiple avatars, seamlessly preview a range of sizes, colorways and poses in 3D. Easily view multiple garments  of one collection side by side or show colorways together.

Simple, Powerful  UI and UX including:

  • Enhanced end-to-end workflow leveraging VStitcher and Lotta from cutline design to manufacture
  • Improved 2D layers UI
  • Improved element ordering (z-index
  • Improved DXF import UI
  • Support for edge assignable trims
  • Easily drag and drop trims for enhanced versatility
  • Additional parametric avatar poses

This groundbreaking release delivers an enhanced end-to-end workflow from cutline design to manufacture with our trusted VStitcher and Lotta. Leveraging 3D to produce digital garments shortens time to market and significantly reduces wasted resources including budget and materials for a better bottom line and a cleaner environment.

Want to hear more? Listen to recordings from our recent webinars.
Ready to get started? Download the new versions now. For Chinese, download here.

Please take a moment to enjoy the short informational video we created to highlight what’s new in VStitcher 8.0 and Lotta 4.0:

To kick off a creative and productive new year, we are pleased to announce the release of VStitcher 7.9 and Lotta 3.9, which does not require a C2V licensing update. We listened to your feedback and suggestions and have worked hard to incorporate them into this release, where we’ve added several new features and improvements. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Highlights

  • Realistic Edges for Accurate Fit: Improved accuracy of stitch and workmanship, with more realistic and responsive edges create a better overall effect on the garment look and simulation. This improvement perfects edge details in highly stretched garments like swimwear and underwear, and mimics complex edges of combined hems including elastics, for true-to-life overall garment behavior.
  • Interactive Design in Sizes: We’ve made it faster and more intuitive to work with predefined sizes. You can now define a group of sizes to work on interactively, and then save and share it with your team.
  • 3D Styling:  You can easily make adjustments like pinching pants from multiple points, rotating sleeves, or flattening ruched fabric, or use the persistent pinch tool to lock areas during simulation.
  • Bring Layered Garments to Life: We’ve made multi-layering easier by enabling  you to individually style each layer, hide or reorder layers, control gravity, temporarily disable stitches, and more for the most attractive display.
  • Improved UI and UX including:
    • Clone by offset for internal elements which makes it easier to clone and position buttons, trims, embellishments or any other internal element or line.
    • Relax and stretch option to set edge shrinkage in terms of the relaxed and stretched target values or percentages.
    • Advanced snap capabilities so patterns snap during rotation and snap to intersections of internal elements.

Ready to get started? Get in touch with us for a demo or the downloads.

Introducing VStitcher 7.8
The Browzwear team has been working hard to improve your user experience and we’re pleased to announce the release of VStitcher 7.8 and Lotta 3.8. We added several new features and improvements that we know you will enjoy.

Some of the most exciting new additions include:

Multi-Layered Materials

For all-over prints, melanges and complex stitches

With this release, VStitcher introduces the very first 3D solution for complex multi-layer materials. Simply define a group of fabric or seam layers and from then on, you can manipulate the group just like a single material or edit each layer separately. You can create complex textures that are even more true-to-life, like a melange fabric or the inseam on a pair of jeans. With multi-layer materials, designing in 3D is faster and more flexible than ever before.
Layered material drag and drop layers

3D Folded Garment View (Labs)

Vstitcher and Lotta now include a flexible template for displaying your designed garment, folded. The Labs template includes a folded, button-down shirt with several display options including collars, buttons and more.

Folded shirt options

Simulation Improvements

The latest versions of VStitcher and Lotta feature simulation improvements to performance, pleats and folds, and complex, layered garments.

Expanded API for Costing

The Open Platform API now integrates with costing engines and proprietary costing calculators. After the integration is enabled, you can display the price of a garment in real time, as it’s being developed.

Export Measurement Charts

Quickly export points of measurement CSV charts for manufacturing and production for all garment sizes.

Smart Guides

Our new alignment guides help you align shapes in relation to each other in real time transformation.

Dynamic pivot points for pattern pieces and shapes

Move the pivot point on shapes and pattern pieces for more control over rotation, positioning and resizing.

 

Rotation by pivot point

UI Improvements

We have made a bunch of improvements to the interface including fabric physics search, print keyboard shortcut, 3D view camera rotation and editing and sharing camera parameters.

More Fluent CAD Changes

Changes include converting internal lines to edges, making slices to symmetrical pieces, “folding” of pattern pieces and glueing internal lines to edges.

Improved DXF Import

We’ve made it easier to read even more varieties of CAD files in DXF, AAMA and ASTM formats, including grading information and more.

Ready to get started? Get in touch with us for a demo or the downloads.

We’re pleased to announce the release of VStitcher 7.6 and Lotta 3.6.  In addition to the very exciting addition of SmartDesign, there are new features and improvements in this release that we would like to share with you.

In this release we are also introducing Browzwear Labs, early access to new features that are still in development.  Please try them and send us your feedback!

Highlights:

  • New user experience for materials including a hoverboard Color Picker, Image Editor and Geometry Editor.
  • Fluent user experience for Pen Tool: Edit, add and remove points while drawing, with a single tool!
  • New hanger avatars: Simulate garments on a hanger with two native hanger avatars.
  • Blending mode for materials (labs): Apply overlay blending of layers such as artwork and wash effects over fabric.
  • Blender cloud rendering (labs): Render garments in the cloud and continue to work freely using an integration with RenderStreet (license required).

And there is much more!

Click here for the complete release notes.

Click here to download the new versions.

No More One Size Fits All

Now you can Design in Sizes and Fit in Sizes with Browzwear 3D!

Here’s what’s new in VStitcher 7.5 and Lotta 3.5:

Design for sizes:

As you design, you can instantly view the results in both 2D and 3D in every size. Now, you can make informed decisions about size ranges and optimize between design and cost without guesswork.

Faster and more realistic fabric simulation

Supercharged performance even for complex garments.

Automatic Symmetrical 3D Arrangement

Position a piece on one side, and it’s symmetrical piece is automatically placed in the same position on the other side.

Magic mirror for designs

Apply a design element(including cut-lines, materials and artwork) to one side of a garment, and it’s automatically applied to the other side.

Enhanced pattern symmetry (VStitcher)

Modify either side of a garment, and the other side will update automatically.

Predictive stitching (VStitcher)

Visualize your stitching in real-time 3D, for instant feedback.

Multi-skin avatars

Select from a variety of  imported avatar skin types without having to re-simulate.

Enhanced UI and UX

New Contextual Toolbar and slick user interface make it easy to discover everything you need, when you need it.

Full Copy & Paste

Now you can copy complex elements, from simple lines, to multiple pieces including all their materials, seams, trims, artworks.

Note that you must have a Browzwear Support account to access the release notes and the software.

We are proud to present vStitcher 6.9 – the fruit of many months of intense, innovative development! By far the most advanced, fastest and effective vStitcher software we have launched to-date.

We have been concentrating on core simulation, making it more accurate and true to life and at the same time incorporated improvements to bring more unprecedented benefits to you.

6.9 benefits in a nutshell:

  • Better looking 3D garments. Thanks to better draping, we’ve eliminated cloth collision and improved color management
  • Faster garment creation.
  • Eased simulation that shows Simulation-in-motion.
  • Avatar improvements. Long awaited poses for merchandising and fitting is now possible!
  • Smoother, faster and more effective 3D visualization for adding/subtracting 2D patterns.
  • See amazing results in virtual fitting!
There is more…

vStitcher 6.9 is compatible with the latest Lotta 2.0 release. It has built-in tools to edit and complete styles designed with Lotta, seamlessly integrating digital designs with physical production.

vStitcher 6.9 is currently in a Release Candidate phase, being tested by a select group of users. If you have a valid license and are interested in taking vStitcher 6.9 out for a test spin, just send request and we will send you an invitation. Send us your feedback on it so we can make it a better software.

Disclaimer: As there are limited number of invitations for trial, we ask that you not be disappointed if you did not receive an invitation.

The official release of vStitcher 6.9 is planned to be in February 2015. We are extremely excited about it and we look forward to hearing from you.

Finally after a long journey (11 months to be exact), we are proud to announce Lotta 2.0 – the first Browzwear application developed for Mac OS.

Lotta 2.0 is a giant step forward in the process of adopting 3D design in the apparel industry.
This is what you all have been asking and waiting for and we are so excited that it’s finally here.

In addition to it being a native Mac OS application, Lotta 2.0 also comes with a long list of improvements which makes it an ideal tool for designers. In a nutshell, we have incorporated the bulk of designers’ feedback in improving user experience, performance and speed. Lotta 2.0’s revamped color management, new shaders and it being retina ready makes it a highly desirable top-end quality real time visualization tool.

Lotta 2.0 is currently in a Release Candidate Phase, being tested by a select group of users. If you are interested in taking Lotta 2.0 out for a test spin, just send request and we will send you an invitation. Send us your feedback on it so we can make it a better software.

Disclaimer: As there are limited number of invitations for trial, we ask that you not be disappointed if you did not receive an invitation.

The official release of Lotta 2.0 window and Mac OS is planned to be in February 2015. We are extremely excited about it and we look forward to hearing your feedback.

We are excited to introduce Vstitcher 6.5!

Only sixmonths have passed since our last major VS 6.0 release and we are ready to introduce another giant step forward with VS 6.5.

VStitcher 6.5 is: More, Better, Faster!!!

MORE means new garment categories,thanks to the new puffy fabric simulation, and even
more garment types using our new 3D rigid trims.
More is also about a whole new selection of extreme poses within imported Avatars, made possible with our auto‐bones detection algorithm.

BETTER means dramatically improved realism achieved with Image Based Lighting‐HDRi, plus the use of real 3D objects such as buttons, buckles,zippers, etc.

FASTER means 30% less time to create or modify a 3D garment, thanks to 3 key improvements – UI, Snapshots and Simulation Optimization.
We have managed to add lots of new and necessary functions to VS 6.5 and at the same time simplify the UI – an extremely challenging mission, no doubt, but that should come as no
surprise to you, after 6.0. A good user experience is with in the culture of Browzwear!
We are true believers in great technology but even more so in intuitive, easy to use and fun interface.

Many other new features and improvements in VS 6.5 awaits you so do take the time to get acquainted with them through this bulletin. Sign up for our upcoming webinars where we’ll take you on a guided tutorial on specific functions that interests you.

Wait, there is more – Communication!
We have added a communication module which enables you to seamlessly communicate your rich 3D results achieved through VS 6.5 with anyone anywhere.
This is still on trial but we encourage you to try it out now. Just follow the ‘Share’ button in VS 6.5.

We hope you will find VS 6.5 to be more intuitively effective and most importantly, FUN.