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OptiTex and Cyberware Join Forces on Body Scanning

A screen shot of Optitex's 3D Runway Modelling Software
A screen shot of Optitex's 3D Runway Modelling Software

2005-09-15 - New York and San Francisco, USA: 3D modelling and body scanning software specialists OptiTex USA, Inc and Cyberware Inc. have announced a new integration and mutual product offering for their 3-D design solution and advanced body scanning products.

Following extensive product development and testing conducted by teams of software engineers at both companies, OptiTex and Cyberware have introduced what they say is the most accurate 3-D cloth simulation display. This new software module allows OptiTex 3-D Runway users to directly input any PLY files into the OptiTex Runway 3-D software resulting in a display of the most accurate hi-resolution raw input of a body scan directly inside OptiTex Runway for later 3-D draping.

OptiTex 3-D Runway is a clothing design technology. Previous to this new announcement, it already allowed its users to incorporate complex processes such as Fabric collision, intersections and motion capabilities into one file. The file can later on be displayed, e-mailed and viewed by non OptiTex users.

OptiTex specializes in the development of innovative easy-to-operate CAD/CAM solutions for sewn products and other related industries. Their Microsoft Windows based software packages for digitizing, pattern engineering, grading, marking, advanced automatic nesting and draping, are specifically designed for manufacturers of industrial fabrics, apparel, upholstery, transportation, composites, home furnishings, and other sewn products.

"The opportunities while using this new module are priceless: reduction in fit sessions, improved collaboration, less dependency and dramatic increases in accuracy are just some of the benefits one can expect by using real life body scans over computer generated ones," says Julia Shaw, OptiTex national support manager, "while the computer generated mannequin can accommodate different situations and possible fit session, the real life body scan gets you as close as possible to real life." Cyberware specialises in 3D scanners that capture both the shape and color of the human body or design models. Among its capabilities are scanning of objects for animation, special effects, simulation, research and design. Cyberware manufactures a variety of instruments for 3-dimensional scanning. Their laser- and video-based technology can scan complex objects in seconds.

"We see this as just the beginning of the integration of actual users/consumers into the garment design, selection and retail process." said Stephen Addleman, VP Cyberware.

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