OptiTex Releases Mac OS version of Dynamic Clothing Engine for Use with DAZ 3D’s Figure Art Software
Native support for both Mac and Win OS, 64-bit capability, and an array of enhancements brings true cloth simulation to DAZ Studio 4, the popular 3D character design and illustration tool
(PETACH-TIKVA, ISRAEL AND DRAPER, UTAH, 20 SEPTEMBER, 2011) 2D/3D CAD software leader OptiTex, and DAZ 3D, a leading developer of professional quality 3D models and software, are pleased to announce a new Dynamic Cloth Engine plug-in for Mac OS and a coinciding upgrade to the OptiTex Windows plug-in, which now enables it to support 64-bit architecture.
Enhancing the existing capabilities of DAZ Studio 4, OptiTex’s virtual clothing solution allows anyone to load in a DAZ 3D figure of their choice and apply dynamic clothing sets to them. With this tool, creativity can be brought to life through real-world cloth simulations and a user’s ability to quickly alter any clothing’s fabric type, garment size, or stylistic variation. Mac users, in particular, have awaited this new release with great anticipation; a testament to the quality-first focus that has been a boon to the 3D community ever since DAZ 3D and OptiTex joined forces four years ago.
“We’re very excited that 3D artists and animators of all backgrounds can now take full advantage of their hardware any time they combine OptiTex’s dynamic clothing engine with our 3D software tools,” says Dan Farr, founder of DAZ 3D.
Since the vast majority of new personal computers come standard with 64-bit Windows 7 or Mac OS X, accessing the power of a 64-bit computing is essential to maximizing the DAZ 3D Studio 4 package. Thanks to the newly upgraded OptiTex software and the proprietary OptiTex physics engine, DAZ 3D software can now fully utilize all 64-bit hardware for better performance on both platforms.
“This new Mac version of the OptiTex dynamic clothing plug-in for DAZ Studio will allow users, both new and old, to have great experiences with clothing sets. OptiTex is fully committed to giving game developers, animators and illustrators an opportunity to enjoy these advanced technologies,” says Ran Machtinger, CEO of OptiTex.
Available for free download, DAZ Studio provides an ideal solution for budding 3D artists as well as professional 3D designers, photographers, filmmakers, animators and illustrators. With the addition of this new dynamic clothing plugin, users can work with virtual actors to create images and animations of any genre with a level of realism that was previously unavailable to the general public.
About DAZ 3DTM
Based in Draper, Utah, DAZ 3D is the leading publisher of personalized 3D digital characters, software and accessories for creative professionals and 3D enthusiasts. Known for its large catalog of inter-operable and versatile 3D models and accessories, DAZ 3D is a growing technology company focused on developing next-generation 3D models and supporting tools. Founded in 2000, DAZ 3D provides a central solution to create, customize and share professional quality digital creations. More information on the company, its 3D catalog and tools, is available online at www.daz3d.com.
OptiTex develops innovative, user-friendly 2D and 3D CAD solutions for all cut-fabric and fashion-related industries. OptiTex solutions are designed to facilitate collaboration among partners throughout the manufacturing process. OptiTex is also active in e-commerce, providing online sales tools to promote branding and customer loyalty. As the industry standard, OptiTex is a cornerstone of design training with installations in universities and educational centers worldwide. OptiTex products are sold and supported around the world through certified distributors and OEMs.