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Friday, May 29, 2015

3D Visualization Technology Option for AccuMark 10

Gerber Technology, a world leader in integrated solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces the availability of 3D visualization technology as an optional module for AccuMark® 10, its industry leading integrated pattern design, grading, planning and marker making software.

According to Mary McFadden, director of CAD product management with Gerber Technology, 3D technology is a visualization tool that assists all along the design and development process. “It will help the pattern maker to know whether the pattern works in the design, the designer to refine the details of the creation, and to visualize the fit and comfort of the garment on the model, all without actually making the garment,” she said. “This technology can assist all the way through to merchandising, where it can be used in e-commerce.”

Gerber’s 3D solution is leveraging sophisticated 3D graphics and animation technology called Blender.  

Blender is a professional free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphics editing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, animating, match moving, camera tracking, rendering, video editing and compositing. Alongside the modeling features it also has an integrated game engine.  The Dutch animation studio Neo Geo and Not a Number Technologies (NaN) developed Blender as an in-house application, with the primary author being Ton Roosendaal. The name Blender was inspired by a song by Yello, from the album Baby.

The technology has been used widely in the animation, movie, video game and simulation industries.  Its broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting and simulation capabilities make it one of the most popular Open Source 3D graphics applications in the world. “Blender is an extremely robust simulation engine which allows us to get a realistic visualization of fit and movement of a garment. Our internal development team and the large global community of developers working with Blender give us a tremendous edge advancing the use of 3D,” McFadden said.

Gerber was one of the first to introduce pattern making software for the apparel industry.  Today, AccuMark CAD systems are used by more than 15,000 customers, including many of the world’s leading fashion brands.  Gerber has launched technologies that have become the benchmarks for CAD pattern making, grading, planning and marker making software, as well as for automated spreading and cutting machines.

For additional information about the availability of the 3D module and AccuMark 10 software, you can visit http://www.unleashyourvision.com.

About Gerber Technology: For nearly 50 years, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing integrated solutions to help its customers automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes in the apparel and industrial marketplaces. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.

Based in Connecticut, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital.

Find more information about the CAD services that Gerber Technology provides the fashion industry at their website.

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