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Adding Ribbing

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Opening a Project File

Establishing Sewing Lines

Arranging Patterns

Folding the Ribbing

Freezing Patterns

Simulation

Sewing the Side Seams of Ribbing Patterns

Particle Distance

Final Simulation

 

Download exercise file for Adding Ribbing

 

Opening a Project File

- Open the file, T-Shirt_rib, for this exercise. (Download the practice files before starting this tutorial.)

- To do so, navigate to the CLO Tutorial folder, which was previously added in the Introduction to CLO tutorial, within the Library. Go to C_Details, then e_Adding Ribbing. Double click on the file, T-Shirt_rib, or drag and drop it into either the 3D or 2D Window.


Establishing Sewing Lines

- Select the  Segment Sewing tool from the 2D Toolbar. Sew the sleeve Patterns and the ribbing together.

Arranging Patterns

  • Using Arrangement Points

    - Navigate to the Vertical View Toggle Menu in the 3D Window. Hover the mouse over the  Avatar Display icon and a horizontal row of icons will appear. Select  Show Arrangement Points.

    - Select the  Select/Move tool from the 3D Toolbar. Click on the ribbing Patterns and place them on the Arrangement Points on the Avatar’s wrists.

  • The Arrangement Submenu

    - Currently, the Arranged ribbing Patterns overlap themselves. This can lead to unstable Simulation.

    - Navigate to the Property Editor and scroll down to the Arrangement submenu. Adjust Offset to modify the overlap. To move the ribbing slightly closer to the ground, lower the Position Y value.

Folding the Ribbing

- To avoid deformation of the 3D Garment, fold the ribbing prior to Simulation.

  • Drawing a Fold Line

    - The  Fold Arrangement tool can only be applied to seamlines and Internal Lines.

    - Navigate to the 2D Toolbar and select the mceclip4.png Internal Polygon/Line tool. Using the midpoints on the sides of the ribbing Patterns, draw a fold line.

    - Navigate to the 3D Window. Select the  Fold Arrangement tool from the 3D Toolbar.

    - Click on the newly created fold line and the Fold Arrangement Gizmo tool will appear. If parts of the Fold Arrangement Gizmo tool are difficult to access, rotate around the Avatar until the tool is fully visible. Use the arrows to fold the ribbing in half. Repeat for the other side.

  • Assigning a Fold Angle

    - To fold ribbing more precisely, assign a Fold Angle to the fold lines.

    - Select the fold lines on the 2D Patterns with the mceclip7.png Edit Pattern tool from the 2D Toolbar. Navigate to the Property Editor. Under Fold, set the Fold Angle to 0 degrees.

  • Establishing Sewing Lines

    - The folded ribbing Patterns need to be sewn.

    - Select the  Segment Sewing tool from the 2D Toolbar. Sew the upper half of the ribbing to its lower half.

Freezing Patterns

- Freeze all the Patterns except the ribbing to maintain the current drape of the 3D Garment.

- With the mceclip6.png Transform Pattern tool selected, click and drag over all the Patterns in the 2D grid. Make sure to encompass all the Patterns within the marquee box to select them. Selected Patterns will be highlighted in yellow. Hold down the Shift key from the keyboard and deselect the ribbing Patterns.

- Navigate to the 3D Window. Right click on one of the selected Patterns to access a pop-up menu. Select Freeze.

Simulation

- Click on the  Simulate icon in the 3D Toolbar to drape. When the Patterns are folded correctly, turn off Simulate.

Sewing the Side Seams of Ribbing Patterns

- Using the  Segment Sewing tool, sew the side seams of the ribbing Patterns together.

- Turn on Simulate. When the ribbed Patterns are fully draped, turn off Simulate.


Particle Distance

- Lower the Particle Distance of the ribbing for better Simulation.

- Select the ribbing Patterns in either the 3D or the 2D Window and navigate to the Property Editor. Scroll down to the Simulation Property submenu and decrease the Particle Distance value to 5.

Final Simulation

- Activate the Frozen Patterns.

- With the mceclip6.png Transform Pattern tool selected, click and drag over all the Patterns in the 2D grid. Make sure to encompass all the Patterns within the marquee box to select them. Navigate to the 3D Window and right click on one of the selected Patterns. A pop-up menu will appear. Select ACTIVATE.

- Turn on  Simulate to apply the changes.

- The ribbing will drape alongside the other parts of the 3D Garment more naturally.

 

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