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Buffalo Loves Cotton Texture Gallery for Second Life

Very soon there will be a Buffalo State Loves Cotton virtual exhibition opening in Second Life. All of the final selected Buffalo Loves Cotton seamless textures that were used to create the Fashion Mash Collection for Runway 4.0 are here in this gallery and will also be available at the  exhibition in Second Life [free with all permissions opened] for you to use for your virtual creations.

So you can either right mouse click and copy them from this blog post and upload them for $10L each or you can visit the exhibit when it opens and get them all in world for free. They are all 412 X 512 pixels.

Second Life Buffalo Loves Cotton Project

Buffalo Loves Cotton in Second Life

The spring 2011 FashionCAD class worked on a Buffalo Loves Cotton in Second Life project. This was but one of many class projects for the FashionCAD class and one of multiple Fashion and Textile Technology course projects that are part of the Buffalo State Loves Cotton Inc. Education Grant. Students signed up for Second Life and first learned the basics of moving, flying and communicating before all meeting up on the Buffalo State island in Second Life. [note: The Buffalo State island in Second Life is sponsored by the Research Foundation at Buffalo State College]

Once there they were able to practice snapshots with the poseballs. They familiarized themselves with the Appearance menu to develop clothing inside Second Life before learning how to develop a customized design using a UV map. Their first UV map project students worked on was with a t-shirt using one of their custom designs. Once they became familiar with how a UV map could be used to develop custom garments, they uploaded some of the custom repeat patterns they developed for previous assignments. Their final Second Life project goal was to replicate the Buffalo Loves Cotton garments using surface patterns and garment designs developed by a previous group of students. They used Robin Wood’s Second Life UV maps to draw garments similar to the ones that were developed and constructed for the Runway 4.0 event. Once their Buffalo Loves garments were created they used the poseballs to take snapshots of their avatars [image above].


The conclusion of the Second Life module was a Buffalo Loves Cotton fashion show. Students activated an animation object and practiced walking their avatars before the final video [above] on the runway.

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Buffalo Loves Cotton: OptiTex Project

The students in the Fashion Technology program at Buffalo State College working on the collaborative Buffalo State Loves Cotton project [sponsored by Cotton INC]  recently completed computerized flat patterns for garments that were designed by students in another class. Once the garment patterns were developed using the OptiTex PDS application they were stitched together and the repeat designs that were developed by another class were applied to them and then simulations were created using the OptiTex 3D module. Pasted below is a four-way image of a 3D garment simulation using the OptiTex system.

To see many more of the OptiTex students designs and video rotational views of their garment simulations CLICK THIS LINK to access the FTT Adobe Student Gallery Buffalo Loves Cotton OptiTex post. These garments will be featured in Runway 4.0. The April 16th, 2011 Runway 4.0 event tickets are currently on sale. CLICK HERE to get ticket info.

Optitex has an online 3D virtual clothing application where you can try on garments and view them in 3D mode. CLICK HERE to link to it.

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Buffalo Loves Cotton Fashions

Another phase of the Buffalo Loves Cotton concluded when a grouping of print repeat designs that the students created as part of the Buffalo Loves Cotton project were selected along with fashion flats from another group of students. The selected prints were combined with the fashion flats to develop the Buffalo Loves Cotton fashion grouping. You can view the selected prints on the garments by CLICKING HERE.

The garment grouping will be featured in Runway 4.0. The April 16th, 2011 Runway 4.0 event tickets are currently on sale. CLICK HERE to get ticket info.

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Buffalo Loves Cotton FashionCAD Project

Another Buffalo Loves Cotton class project took place last fall in the FashionCAD class. In addition to developing a concept board, color palette, fabric board and print protypes, students developed flats, line boards, detailed specification sheets and window display concept boards.

Buffalo Loves Cotton: FTT308 Student Concepts

Buffalo Loves Cotton: Fashion Flats Vote

Buffalo Loves Cotton Surface Design Project

December 17, 2010 Leave a comment

As I mentioned in the last post, I have started a new blog that features the work of fashion students in my Adobe CS5 classes. The work will be from my Adobe Surface Design for Industry class and my FashionCAD classes. I try to incorporate a variety of special projects in the classes as well as continually upgrade on skills sets.

The post below focus on the Adobe Surface Design for Industry Buffalo Loves Cotton project from fall 2010 but do no include all student work. The major presentation  projects students completed are include on the individual Web galleries that students created as part of the class. Their gallery links are provided. They also had weekly skill set assignments, many are listed on the tentative course content link.

I encourage everyone to help us select the best 10-12 fabric pattern design from the Buffalo Loves Cotton project. We will have the best designs printed on to fabric and students in spring 2011 classes will create garments from the fabric.

  • Buffalo Loves Cotton: FTT304 Student Concepts
  • Buffalo Loves Cotton T-Shirt Graphic Contest
  • Buffalo Loves Cotton Print Design Voting
  • Buffalo Loves Cotton Adobe Class Project
  • What is the Buffalo State Loves Cotton Project?
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    Once the voting for the best fabric design ends on 1/1/11, I will upload the Buffalo Loves Cotton projects completed by the FashionCAD class.

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