ClothFX Integrated into 3ds max
Wed 1st Dec 2004 | News
Discreet has announced that 3ds max 7 subscription members will have cloth simulation abilities built into its next update. Called Cloth Extension, this 3D modeling addition delivers a cloth simulation system based on Size8 Software’s ClothFX, which was formerly known as Stitch. ClothFX is still available to purchase as a plug-in from Turbo Squid, however, Discreet Subscription customers will enjoy the software integrated into 3ds max as an update in January 2005.
Cloth Extension Features:
- Clothing patterns can be used as the basis for real-world clothing that reflects both fabric type and pattern
- Define or select cloth types, including silk, cotton, and wool so clothing behaves as it would in the real world
- Clothes can be tailor-made, not just baggy, draped cloth. Inner seam lines for pleats and vents are now possible
- Save and share cloth preset types to drive artist productivity and ensure that clothing is consistent when using the same fabrics on different cloths, characters, etc.
- Access most Cloth functions with MAXScript: TDs will be able to script tools to enhance their production pipelines