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Zipper

Creating Zipper

Unzip/Zip Zipper

Edit Zipper Tape/ Slider Property

Zipper Tape/ Slider Right-Click Pop-Up Menu

 

Zipper

- Create and express zippers easily and quickly.

- Select the  Zipper tool from the 3D toolbar.


Creating Zipper

- Select the  Zipper tool from the 3D toolbar and navigate to the 3D window.

- The Pattern outlines and Internal Lines on the 3D Garment will appear as dashed lines.

- Hover the mouse over the Pattern outlines or Internal Lines where the Zipper will be placed.

- Click once and drag the mouse cursor along the Pattern outline or Internal Line.

- Double click to complete the first half of the Zipper.

- Hover the mouse over the Pattern outlines or Internal Lines where the other half of the Zipper will be placed.

- Repeat the same procedure. A blue dot will appear to guide the length of the first half of the Zipper.

- When the Zipper is established, the Zipper tape and the Zipper slider will appear along the designated Pattern outlines or Internal Lines.

- The Zipper slider will always be located at the starting position where Zipper was placed

- Select the  Simulation from the 3D Toolbar.

- The Zipper will fasten.

Unzip/ Zip Zipper

- With Simulation off, select the  Select/Move tool from the 3D toolbar to partially unzip or Zip the Zipper.

- Click on the Zipper slider, and it will be highlighted in yellow.

- Click and drag the Zipper slider along the Zipper tape. A grey slider will follow along the mouse to preview the location.

- Release the mouse to finalize Zipper slider’s location.

- Select the  Simulation from the 3D toolbar.

- Only the designated part of the Zipper will fasten or unfasten.

Editing Zipper Tape/ Slider Property

- Use the  Select/Move tool from the 3D toolbar to select either the Zipper tape or the Zipper slider.

 

  • Zipper Tape

    • Width (MM)
      - Type in a specific value to assign width to the Zipper tape.

    • Thickness (MM)
      - Type in a specific value to assign thickness to the Zipper tape.

      - Change the Garment Rendering Style to  Thick Textured Surface to see Zipper tape’s thickness.

    • Fasten Zipper
      - Toggle on/off the option to completely Zip or unzip the Zipper.

      - Toggle Off the Fasten Zipper option to unzip the zipper.

    • Material - Texture
      - Change the texture of the Zipper tape.

      - Add Normal Map and check on/off Desaturation to convert the texture into greyscale.


    • Material - Color
      - Change the color of the Zipper tape.

      - Adjust Ambient Intensity and Diffuse Intensity as needed. Ambient Intensity expresses the effect of ambient light. Diffuse Intensity controls the intensity of the applied texture image and color.


      - Adjust Specular Color as needed. With the Shininess option, modify the sheen of the Zipper tape.

      - Add Specular Map to assign how Specular Color is applied to the Zipper slider.

      - Adjust Emission Color to set the color that emits from the Zipper tape.

    • Fold
      - Strength: set the strength of the fold of the Sewing Line between the Pattern and the Zipper.

      - Angle: set the fold angle between the Zipper and the Pattern to express the fold .


    • Particle Distance(mm)
      - Adjust Particle Distance for Zipper Tapes(ver4.1.0).

  • Zipper Slider

    • Shape
      - Choose the design of the Zipper slider.

    • Size
      - Select the size of the Zipper slider from the provided presets, or type in a desired percentage to adjust manually.

    • Fasten Zipper
      - Completely Zip or unzip the Zipper.

      - Toggle On/Off the Reverse Zipper Direction option to locate the Zipper pull at either end of the Zipper.

      - Toggle On/Off the Move to Opposite Side option to attach the Zipper pull to either half of the Zipper tape when the Zipper is unzipped.

    • Material
      - Adjust provided options to add texture or colors to the Zipper slider.

      - Adjust the Opacity to express the Zipper slider as translucent or solid.


Zipper Tape/ Slider Right-Click Pop-Up Menu

- Select the  Select/Move tool from the 2D toolbar and navigate to 2D window.

- Right click on the Zipper tape/ slider to be edited.

- The pop-up menu with options below will appear.

 

  • Zipper Tape

    • Delete
      - Delete the Zipper tape and slider.

      - Select the Zipper seam line, right-click and select Delete.

      - Or, Select the Zipper seam line, and hit the Delete Key on the Keyboard. 

    • Reverse (Right Clicked)
      - Similar to the Free Sewing tool, both halves of the Zipper tape need to be established in the same direction. If they are sewn incorrectly, the Zipper tape may twist.

      - If Zipper appears to be deformed during Simulation, right-click and select Reverse to reverse the Sewing Line.

    • Flip Normal (Right Clicked Teeth)
      - Flip the fabric side of the Zipper tape in the 3D window.

      - Select the Zipper Sewing Line, right-click and select Flip Normal.

    • Deactivate/Freeze
      - Deactivate or Freeze the selected Zipper tape to fix and exclude the selected Zipper from Simulation.

      - Right-click on Zipper seam line, select Deactivate or Freeze.

      - To Reactivate or Unfreeze the deactivated/frozen Zipper tape, right-click the Zipper seam line again and select Reactivate or Unfreeze.

  • Zipper Slider

    • Delete
      -
      Delete the Zipper Tape and Slider.

      - Select the Zipper seam line, right-click and select Delete.

      - Or, Select the Zipper seam line, and hit the Delete Key on the Keyboard.

    • Deactivate/Freeze
      - Deactivate or Freeze the selected Zipper Pull to fix and exclude the selected Zipper from Simulation.

      - Right-click on Zipper Slider, select Deactivate or Freeze.

 

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