Vizoo announces the release of U3M version 1.1 with fabric raw measurement data to support the standardization of digital materials

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Vizoo, the leading technology provider for advanced scanning and digitizing 3D materials and Browzwear, the pioneer of digital solutions for the apparel industry, today announce the release of the U3M version 1.1 as well as the ability to extract the raw physics data from the Browzwear FAB physics measurement machine.

3D visualisation of a denim and leather material

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A material format that covers both visual and physical parameters will lead to a deeper vertical implementation of 3D in the material process.

Vizoo, the leading technology provider for advanced scanning and digitizing 3D materials and Browzwear, the pioneer of digital solutions for the apparel industry, today announce the release of the U3M version 1.1 as well as the ability to extract the raw physics data from the Browzwear FAB physics measurement machine.

U3M, the unified 3D material format, was established in 2018 to create a standard for digital materials. This digital twin furthers an alignment of visual appearance across different applications by utilizing a single open-source format. The new capability of U3M version 1.1 takes this one step further and gives users the ability to add raw physics data to the format as well. Effectively, this turns U3M into the first and only open format that is able to carry both visual and physical material information.

In this case, “raw physics data” means the fabric’s draping behavior captured by Browzwear’s Fabric Analyzer (FAB) extracted in its raw form. Aspects of the material's behavior like stretch, bend, and thickness can be analyzed accurately. This opens up the possibility for other 3D CAD apparel software to apply the non-proprietary data to their simulation.

Exposing the material’s raw physics data is a first step to eliminate the problem that today, users have to carry out multiple tests depending on the 3D CAD software the digital fabrics are being used in.

“A material format that covers both visual and physical parameters will lead to a deeper vertical implementation of 3D in the material process”, says Renate Eder, Director Business Development at Vizoo. “As U3M becomes now truly 3D simulation tool independent, fabric suppliers are finally able to digitize their materials without regard to their client’s software environment.”

“We are all aiming for the same goal, a full digitalization of workflows in the fashion industry. At Browzwear, we understand that it takes all to collaborate in order to achieve this. As a response to the challenges our clients face, we are constantly investing in perfecting the physics capturing to streamline the material digitization process as a way to scale up the adoption of 3D.” Says Joy Foo, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Browzwear.

With the upcoming xTex release 2.3, Vizoo will support adding existing raw physics data to U3M files. In effect, that means that the digital twin of a material can be fully created right after scanning.

The U3M 1.1 version will be supported in the VStitcher and Lotta 2020 May edition Hotfix 1, which will be available on July 16. The edition will also enable users to obtain raw physics data of fabrics that were tested using the FAB by Browzwear.

For partners interested in more information on U3M and the upcoming raw physics capability visit the U3M website and github page.

About Vizoo

Vizoo is the number one supplier of solutions for the physically accurate digitization of material swatches in the fashion industry. Since 2013, we have helped fashion brands and their supply chain to digitize their material processes and create digital twins of physical material samples. Clients are using our technologies from 3D Design to eCommerce in more than 30+ countries globally. To learn more, reach out to http://vizoo3d.com/contact.

About Browzwear

Founded in 1999, Browzwear is a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry, driving seamless processes from concept to commerce. For brands and designers, Browzwear accelerates collection development, opening limitless opportunities to create iterations of styles. For technical designers and pattern makers, Browzwear rapidly fits graded garments to anybody model with accurate, true-motion material replication. For manufacturers, Browzwear’s Tech Pack delivers everything needed to produce physical garments perfectly the first time, and at every step from design to production. Worldwide, more than 650 organizations such as PVH Group, Nike, Walmart, and VF Corporation leverage Browzwear to streamline processes, collaborate, and pursue data-driven production strategies so they can sell more while manufacturing less, which increases both ecologic and economic sustainability. For more information, visit http://www.browzwear.com.

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