Turbo Squid is releasing an updated version of the popular cloth f/x plug-in Stitch under the new moniker clothfx.
The new package provides users with a multitude of advanced tools necessary to create realistic fabrics and tailor-made clothing for their characters and creatures. Modeling clothing can be done in two ways: creating the objects that represent cloth with standard 3ds max modeling methods and then applying the clothfx modifier to it; or by designing virtual clothing patterns in a more traditional way (artists can even import spline patterns from external applications) and stitching together various virtual panels to form a full garment. The plug-in is a production proven cloth simulation program developed by Size8 Software.
Among other attributes, clothfx makes possible full collision detection (including cloth to cloth collisions) that can be run to provide instant feedback on how well cloth is performing during a simulation. Users may also stage simulations in sections to achieve the look thats perfect for their project. clothfx has a suggested retail price of $595, and is available from Turbo Squid at www.turbosquid.com.