The TUKA3D SMARTqueue allows us to utilize our stations 24/7 including weekends, giving us a lot more productivity.
Los Angeles, CA October 07, 2018
Tukatech’s latest virtual product development option, TUKA3D SMARTqueue, increases 3D sample-making productivity by creating a “mini render farm” for tasks such as garment draping, image and video rendering, and object exporting.
“The challenges we discussed with our customers were related to the increasing demand for 3D garments throughout the development process,” explains Savannah Crawford, Chief Collaborator at Tukatech. “Technicians want to see virtual size sets, designers want to see full collections, and online retailers want to use 3D renders for ecommerce. TUKA3D SMARTqueue will increase sample-makers’ productivity and help them accomplish these goals without putting extra pressure on them.”
Photo-realistic imagery is vital to successfully use 3D virtual development all the way through to ecommerce, however high-quality renders for these images can take a long time to process. To overcome this challenge, the Tukatech team looked to film industry practices for inspiration. “The film industry has been using render farms for CGI output for years. Now 3D sample-makers will have their own onsite “mini render farms” to maximize productivity while achieving beautiful 3D garments,” explains Iva Sareen, President of Tukatech.
Typically, a 3D sample-maker creates a virtual sample from a CAD pattern by stitching, draping, and simulating motion before applying colorways and rendering images and videos for design and fit analysis. Now, the operator can save settings at each step and send them to the TUKA3D SMARTqueue to process for every graded size. The TUKA3D SMARTqueue utilizes centralized computer networking to allocate the tasks to whichever computer in the network is available for processing. Upon completion, the work is saved on the server, ready to view, upload, and share digitally (i.e. via TUKAcloud).
Because these tasks are processed automatically in the background, TUKA3D SMARTqueue reduces the need for human intervention in the virtual development process and frees up computing power for 3D sample-makers to start work on the next style. This will be a benefit for designers since, “TUKA3D SMARTqueue will take care of a lot of the repetitive tasks, leaving users more time to focus on the creative aspects of digital design,” according to Crawford.
Arshad Sattar, Managing Director at Timex and longtime TUKA3D user commented, “We work two shifts making 3D samples. The TUKA3D SMARTqueue allows us to utilize our stations 24/7 including weekends, giving us a lot more productivity. When the operators come back in the morning, the simulated garments and rendered images are ready for review.”
About TUKA3D: TUKA3D is the fashion industry’s most advanced 3D apparel virtualization system for design and fit analysis. Create stunning presentations to showcase life-like digital collections, eliminating the need for multiple iterations of physical samples. Easily host fit sessions on customized virtual avatars that perform real-time motion simulations, ensuring that the garment fits right the first time.
About Tukatech: Established in 1995, Tukatech’s software and hardware applications combine the artistry of traditional fashion production with the efficiency of modern manufacturing. Tukatech simplifies design and development processes and creates fashion technology that companies of every size use to bring the right product to the consumer at the right time. Tukatech believes in empowering professionals and students with powerful tools to face the challenges of the fashion industry with confidence, free from technical challenges and restrictions.
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