LOS ANGELES: Tukatech will unveil the 2010 version of e-fit Simulator by Tukatech during the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Material World & Technology Solutions show in Los Angeles with even more features to improve the speed and visibility in this 3D virtual prototyping and sample making software.
Most notable is the new Autodesk engine that forms the foundation for e-fit Simulator. This new engine provides Windows Vista support, increased speed while working in the system, and even better looking viewport effects, such as shadows and real-time Direct-X shaders.
The new version of e-fit Simulator boasts a simple way to make a fabric look more realistic. The Fabric Maps feature contains more than 1,000 “bump maps” built into e-fit Simulator that can be applied to any fabric to enhance its look. Shininess and transparency can also be set. The settings can be saved to the fabric preset file so that whenever the fabric is used, the effect is automatically applied.
Also, previously complicated construction elements like darts, pleats and bindings have been automated to fold and sew themselves, enhancing the connectivity between TUKAdesign and e-fit Simulator. E-fit Simulator’s amazing ability to fold a pattern piece multiple times, along any internal line, makes it simple to construct garments with cuffs, collars, lapels and other elements.
Tukatech also will unveil Sim Steps, a revolutionary new feature, at the show. In this latest version of e-fit Simulator, commands by the user are intelligently stored into the 3D virtual sample file, and can be replayed automatically whenever pattern changes are made or a different graded size is needed. Garments with complicated construction can be modified with ease, the user only needing to give input for the first 3D simulation.
"Users have always been able to work with pieces individually in e-fit Simulator, to drape them separately from the rest of the garment and add the draped pieces to the garment later, to lock pieces, hide them and more," said Jason Delevan, 3D manager for Tukatech.
"This functionality makes e-fit Simulator the most powerful and flexible 3D sample making system in the industry. The addition of the Sim Steps feature takes all of these functions and automates them, so that when you’ve set a style once, you never have to do it again. The computer does it for you," he added.
Tukatech at booth # TS 700 at Material World 2009
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