This article shows how to create UV textures using the UV editing function of CLO, a 3D CAD software for apparel, and use them in other 3D software.
Using CLO’s UV texture creation and expansion functionality, you can easily export textures and expand UVs.
It is recommended to activate the “Node Wrangler” add-on before using UV textures created with CLO in Blender.
Change the normal blending to “UDN” in the CLO user settings.
Place the pattern in the UV EDITOR
Open the “UV EDITOR” tab from the Mode tab in the upper right corner of the screen.
Right-click on the screen and select UV Initialize to 2D placement status.
The pattern will then be placed in the same way as on the 2D screen, so place the pattern so that it is as rectangular as possible.
Place the patterns manually to avoid overlapping of patterns such as fasteners.
Once placed, right-click on the screen and select “Reposition All UVs to 0-1.
The pattern will then be placed nicely.
Exporting UV Textures
Once the pattern is in place, select “Texture Bake” and choose the destination, resolution, and texture map you need.
This completes the UV texture creation.
Import 3D models and textures into Blender and Unity
To import and use in Blender
We will export a 3D model of a garment from CLO.
Select “File” → “Export” → “FBX” and click.
After deciding the file location and file name and saving the file, the “Export FBX” screen will appear.
- Single object
- Thick (select thick when importing into unity as unity’s default shaders do not render the back side of polygons)
- Integrated UV Coordinates (PNG)
and click OK.
If you import the exported FBX into Blender, the texture may not be displayed correctly, so delete the existing material and create a new material. Blender does not need to be used for this operation.
Open the shader editor of the newly created material, and with the BSDF principle selected, execute the Node Wrangler shortcut (ctrl+shift+t) to assign the UV textures created with CLO to the material at once.
Then UV textures created by CLO are reflected correctly in Blender.
When importing to Unity for use
Import the FBX and UV textures (diffuse, normal, and metalness) exported to Unity by drag & drop.
After import is complete, right-click in the Assets folder and create a new material by selecting “Create” -> “Material”.
After assigning a UV texture to the material, drag and drop the material onto the garment object.
Now that the materials are assigned and the UV textures are applied, but the zipper is still white, open the Inspector of the 3D model of the garment and use “Remapped Materials” to replace all the materials with the ones you just created.
Click on the double circle to the right of “Remapped Materials” to open a tab where you can select materials.
Once replaced, the texture will appear correctly.
How to upload to STYLY
How to create a STYLY account
How to Upload 3D models to STYLY
How to upload from Unity to STYLY
Uploading to STYLY is now complete.
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