3d Clothing Rendering Pipeline

Developing a pattern-to-pants graphics pipeline

Client: Prickly Clothing Company

Prompt: What changes about eCommerce when you can offer consumers unlimited SKUs?

Insight: Thanks to print-on-demand and 3d-printing, a growing number of physical products can be efficiently produced as just-in-time one-offs. If merchants can offer a wider variety of products, without the overhead of physical inventory, they can address a longer tail of customer needs.

Solution: Developed pipeline to transform digital pattern images into virtual inventory of women’s athletic leggings, rendering patterns, print files for manufacturing, inventory images and ads, then pushing inventory to multiple storefronts

Results:

  • 748 unique leggings generated, 4488 SKUs
  • New inventory could be generated in seconds
“I was super excited about the prospect of having these leggings in a variety of colors and prints. I couldn’t help myself and had to order more! Who can resist cat leggings!?!”
- Lila, Customer
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