Coordinator IBV leads the project meeting, which took place in Romania on July 18th and 19th.
The beautiful Moldavian city was the perfect scenario for the second project meeting, in which the progress made by the project team was presented.
IBV, represented by Juan V. Durà (Project Director), Giuseppe Caprara and Ana Pierola presented their improvements on realistic avatars, which will serve as a basis for the future sketch tool development.
‘The project is improving a very deal, we are at the first stages but all the activity goes accordingly to the work plan’, Mr. Durá affirms.
The meeting was hosted by Katty Fashion, with the help of Future in Textile Association, new Dissemination leader after ATEXGA left the consortium on February 22nd.
Katty Fashion was founded in July 2003 from willing to produce and supply quality garments for the high street labels from UK and other European countries, on a CMT or FOB basis.
InKreate expects to improve the apparel design process using low cost 3D scanners and 3D sketching tools.
Whereas the manufacturing and distribution of apparel has advanced in past years with the application of new CAM and ITC technologies, the design process is still very traditional.
At the same time, there are emerging technologies that could reduce the timing and the cost of the design process.
Theoretically, a designer could sketch the design over the avatar of a customer, or over a realistic avatar that represents a target population. Sketching designs over real 3D bodies allows the visualization of designs in real dimensions, improves communication between the creative team, and reduce misunderstandings in the following steps (e.g. pattern making, manufacturing, etc.).
The realistic visualization of the designs has many advantages:
- Elimination of manual tasks.
- Improvement of the communication between designers and decision takers (the managers that approve the design
for manufacturing). The realistic visualization reduces misunderstandings and failures.
- Better cost analysis.
The partners of this initiative, besides IBV as coordinator, are BROWZWEAR INTERNATIONAL LTD, FUTURE IN TEXTILES ASSOCIATION, KOZOMARA ZORANA, ASSOCIACAO TEXTIL E VESTUARIO DE PORTUGAL, CONFECCIONES M.R.F. SA, TITERA, TEHNICNO INOVATIVNE TEHNOLOGIJE, DOO, KATTY FASHION SRL and P&R TEXTEIS SA.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731885.