For fashion and clothing designers and brands, it can be a challenge to visualize how a fine textured fabric swatch will look as a finished piece. Creating a virtual rendering based on accurate measurements is a cost-effective and sustainable way to visualize both color and appearance without lab dips, prototypes shipping, and lengthy approvals.
When designing with fine texture fabrics, brands and designers must be able to understand how color and texture will appear as a garment drapes.
Designers often create storyboards using separate color and texture swatches to illustrate design intent, then dye and send lab dips and prototypes for approval. The PANTORA desktop application skips these expensive and time-consuming steps by digitizing fine texture fabrics for visualization on 3D models. The MetaVue VS3200 imaging spectrophotometer is used to measure color and texture samples with a spectral accuracy holding up to the highest standards set in quality control. Designers then apply these samples in different combinations to see how the fabric will appear from multiple angles and under different lighting conditions. Powered by X-Rite’s AxF format, this representation can be visualized within PANTORA as well as imported into third-party visualization and simulation tools for use in a range of industries, including beauty and personal care, consumer goods, electronics, toys, and more.
Creating a virtual rendering that includes actual color and appearance aspects is a fast, easy, and economical way to gain stakeholder buy-in.
A desktop application designed to simplify the management of a large volume of complex color and appearance data. It acts as the epicenter of appearance workflows, connecting digital material input sources with output designations such as third-party rendering software and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Systems.
A non-contact imaging spectrophotometer with multiple aperture sizes to fully characterize color and texture on fabric samples.
Renderings made using PANTORA can be viewed by brands and designers using AxF-enabled rendering software solutions. Visit our website for the most current list of vendors.
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PANTORA can help visualize how a fine textured fabric swatch will look as a finished piece for a fast, cost-effective, and sustainable way to visualize color and appearance without lab dips, shipping, and lengthy approvals. Learn more.