The drape images (onto which fabrics are draped) can be imported into
ScotWeave Drape using all of the standard image file formats
(e.g. TIFF, BMP, PCX, JPeG etc.). Photographic artwork can be scanned
in using Artwork Designer
then imported into Drape.
A draping contour grid must be superimposed upon a drape
image before it can be used for draping. This is done visually using
simple point and drag operations. There is an absolute minimum
of numerical information required to setup a drape grid which
makes the process quick and easy to understand.
Drape regions are separate parts of a drape image into which you
can apply different drape fabrics or you can apply different alignments
or lighting effects. For example, on an image of a jacket you might
identify the sleeves and lapels as different drape regions to the
main body of the jacket. Regions may also be setup as solid colour
regions (whose colour you can vary as required) or as feature regions
which are never changed by the drape process (e.g. buttons).
fabric images can be imported directly from ScotWeave Dobby or Jacquard
Designer files or can be imported as standard image files
(e.g. TIFF, BMP, PCX, JPeG etc.). Drape fabrics are added to a "drape
library" from which they can be selected visually as they are
be aligned differently in drape regions by simply dragging
them within the region. The image is re-draped in real-time as you
drag the fabric. You can also scale the fabrics differently
in different regions. Lighting effects can be applied to
each drape region as required.