At the Seams sub-object
level, you can define and edit seams and their properties.
Seams behave the same
as curves, but at this level the mesh is displayed three-dimensionally
instead of in a flat layout. Also, at this level the mesh is always
updated when you add or remove a seam.
- Create Seam
Creates a seam between two
segments. Select two segments of the panels you would like to sew
together and then click Create Seam. This creates a seam between
the two panels that will be sewn together at simulation time.
Left: Segments selected
Right: Seam created
between the two segments
- Delete Seam
Deletes selected seam. (Selected
seam is colored red).
- Reverse Seam
Reverses or flips a seam that
has been made with a twist in it. When creating seams, the first
vertex on each segment is used to line up the resulting seam panel. Sometimes
you can end up with a twisted seam and will need to use Reverse
Seam to untwist it.
A twisted seam that
needs to be reversed
- Make MultiSegment
A MultiSegment is a combination
of two or more segments that will be treated as one segment for
the purpose of creating seams. Select the segments you want to combine
then click this button. Note that if the segments are not contiguous,
the gaps must be bridged by seams before this MultiSegment can be
used in a seam.
- Break MultiSegment
Break apart selected MultiSegments.
Turns the selected seam on
or off, making it active or inactive.
- Crease angle
Creates a crease at the selected
seam. The angle value determines the target angle of the crease
between the two panels or along an
Left: High crease angle
Right: Low crease angle
- Crease Strength
Specifies the strength
of the selected seam. This value affects the extent to which the
seam resists bending in relation to the rest of the cloth object.
A value of 2.0 means that the cloth will have twice the resistance
to bending that it would otherwise have (as defined by the object/panel/vertex
- Sewing Stiffness
The amount of force with which
the panels are pulled together at simulation time. A larger value
will pull the panels together harder and faster.
When on, sets the selected
seam to be tearable. Default=off.
- Tear Threshold Sets
a threshold value for tearing the seam. This value is equivalent to
the Strength value of a Weld constraint at the
Group sub-object level. Default=10.0.
- Seam Tolerance
The amount of difference in
length between two edges that is permitted in the formation of a
seam. The two segments that comprise a seam should be about the
same length. If they have different lengths, the difference must
be within this tolerance range. If you seam together two segments
that are significantly different in length, the cloth will tend
to bunch up (which may be a desired effect). In order to allow the
creation of such a seam, the Seam Tolerance will need to be increased.
The default is 0.06, which means that the two segment lengths must
be within 6%.
- Remove All
- Draw Seams
Shows the seams in the viewport;
hides them when turned off.
- Show Mesh
Show the mesh in the viewport,
or hide it to work on your pattern. When this option is off, the
mesh is represented with a bounding box.