Friday, March 20, 2015

PatternElf released

PatternElf is a new footwear plugin for Rhino 5 developed by DES. PatternElf has two design procedures, 3D/2D and 2D Only.

  • Reverse engineering for shoe lasts, meshes to NURBS.
  • 3-D last flattening, halves design procedures (Merge, Length, Spring, Lasting).
  • Imports ImagineElf3D files, creates 2D halves / 2D curves / 2D patterns automatically.
  • Drawing curves on 3D lasts, 2D halves, or simultaneously.
  • Pattern design by Pattern Engineer (same with 2D Only design procedure).
2-D Only
  • Designs 2D sketch on halves.
  • Creates 2D patterns from 2D sketches.
  • Pattern design by Pattern Engineer
  • Object-oriented pattern design (Allowance, Stencil, Notches...)
  • Object-oriented pattern morph (Spring, Match, Straighten, Crease...)
  • Process (History) editor.
  • Exports to cutting machine. (HPGL format)

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