The images below illustrate the models that represent different phases of the Buffalo State Loves Cotton project.
During the fashion product development phase of the project, 2D garment patterns were developed in the OptiTex application and they were simulated on to 3D models that had the fabric patterns applied to the garment patterns. This was before the garment patterns were printed out, before custom fabric was ordered and the actual garment construction took place.
The next phase involved actual construction of the garments and participation in the Runway 4.0 event that was held at the Pierce Arrow Building 4/16/10.
After the Runway 4.0 event took place, students in the FashionCAD class used fabric designs [SL textures] and OptiTex models of garments as a guide to try to replicate the Buffalo Loves Cotton garments in Second Life to recreate the fashion show virtually. No students had ever experienced working in a 3D virtual environment before.