Guide: CLO 3D

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      CLO 3D is a cloud-based software for creating 3D fashion designs. It is a comprehensive solution for the fashion industry, providing a virtual platform for designers to create, visualize, and simulate their designs in 3D. The software enables designers to experiment with different fabrics, colors, and silhouettes, and to test the fit and drape of their designs on virtual models. CLO 3D also allows for collaboration between team members, making it easier for design teams to work together and bring their ideas to life. The software has become popular in the fashion industry because of its ability to speed up the design process, reduce the number of physical prototypes required, and improve communication between team members. Plans start at $25 for students and $50 for individuals. You can contact them for Enterprise and Academic packages.



      • Create an account: Sign up by creating an account on the CLO website.
      • Choose a project: Decide on the project you want to work on and select the appropriate option from the menu.
      • Model preparation: Prepare the model for the project by selecting the right fabric, trims, and accessories.
      • Design: Use the software to design the garment, including selecting the right style, fabric, and color.
      • Virtual fitting: Use the virtual fitting room to see how the garment will look on a virtual model. Adjust the fit and style as needed.
      • Simulation: Use the simulation tool to see how the garment will move and drape on a virtual model.
      • Fabric selection: Choose the right fabric for your garment and customize it to your preference.
      • Pattern creation: Create a pattern for the garment using the CLO 3D software.
      • Render: Preview the final garment and make any necessary adjustments.
      • Export: Export the pattern, simulation, and final render for use in production.
      • Production: Use the CLO 3D software and pattern to create the final garment.



      • Realistic Simulation: Highly realistic simulation that provides a true-to-life representation of the garment design. This helps designers and brands to get a clear idea of how their designs will look when worn, enabling them to make any necessary changes before going into production.
      • Time-Saving: Saves time by allowing designers to create virtual samples quickly, which can be reviewed and modified as needed. This reduces the need for physical prototypes and saves time in the design process.
      • Cost-Effective: Cost-effective solution for designers and brands as it reduces the need for physical prototypes and the cost associated with sample making. It also reduces the cost of shipping and handling physical samples.
      • Improved Communication: Designers can share their designs with clients, suppliers, and other stakeholders in real-time, anywhere in the world. This enables easier communication and collaboration between team members, improving the design process.
      • Reduced Waste: Helps to reduce waste in the design process by eliminating the need for physical samples. This helps to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry, while also reducing the cost of sample making.
      • Customization: Designers can customize their designs by changing colors, fabrics, and textures. This allows them to experiment with different design options and make changes to their designs without the need for physical prototypes.



      • Cost: Premium software and its cost can be prohibitive for small businesses and individuals.
      • Complexity: Complex user interface that can take time to master, making it difficult for new users to learn and use effectively.
      • System Requirements: Requires a powerful computer system and high-end graphics card to run smoothly, which can be expensive for users who are not familiar with computer hardware.
      • Limited Format Support: Only supports a few file formats, making it difficult to import or export designs from other software programs.
      • Limited Customization: Limited customization options, making it difficult for users to create their own unique designs or add custom features to existing designs.
      • Technical Support: Limited technical support, making it difficult for users to resolve any issues or get help when they need it.
      • Compatibility Issues: May not be compatible with older versions of software or operating systems, making it difficult for users to use the software on older machines.


      Some Brands that use CLO 3D

      • Adidas
      • Levi’s
      • Zara
      • Nike
      • Uniqlo
      • H&M
      • Puma
      • Calvin Klein
      • Tommy Hilfiger
      • Burberry

      These brands use CLO for their 3D virtual prototyping, product development, and fashion design processes.

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