As adoption of 3D design, development, simulation and visualisation tools increases, what role does 2D patternmaking still have to play? Can it be sidestepped entirely? And what might that mean for the future of digital design?
With 3D firmly established as one of the keys to fashion's digital transformation, a lot is riding on the shoulders of technology vendors. We talked to Optitex CEO Amir Lehr about what it means to be up to the challenge, and how much farther he believes digital product creation can go.
The gap between the digital skills the fashion industry wants to hire and what's actually being taught to students is widening. But where does the responsibility of hiring, training, and educating the next generation fall?
It's clear the pandemic has pulled digitisation forward for everyone. But are the primary forces driving digital design coming from inside or out?
In fashion's headlong rush forwards, the industry is failing to pay attention to its archival assets, and traditional 3D scanning won't solve the problem. But a different approach to creating digital twins could.
In the last quarter of 2020, remote working is now firmly entrenched. But creative tools and static processes could be making it more restrictive than it needs to be.
Digital materials are essential to digital product creation, which means it's vital they're built with creative designers in mind. But what does that actually mean?
After our April - May focus on 3D, the conversation has advanced for several brands and retailers. Beyond 3D modelling we enter the domain of digital materials, where standardisation and interoperability are the hottest topics.
Animal Crossing has captured the attention of fashion brands, professionals, and gamers. Can that lightning-in-a-bottle success be turned into a successful marketing and sales channel?
The end of our examination of all things 3D, this summary sets out some practical steps you can take to realise your 3D ambitions.