049 – Steve Greenberg of Pointcarre – Photoshop on Steroids

Pointcarre

Textile design software to create fabric realistic weaves, knits and prints

PointcarreSteve Greenberg, President, Pointcarre, North America, joins Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • CAD textile software, computer aided design, allows almost anyone to design own fabric and print and simulate before end product to see exactly what it would look like
  • Loom networking to send immediately to a loom anywhere in the world
  • Can see yarns, determine knit and woven structure (more than 4,000)
  • Set up gauge correctly, and in correct weave structure
  • Working with a print and repeats of the design
  • Easy to pick up software if you have basic knowledge
  • Different kind of materials, even utilizing silver, want to know attributes of fibers to know how they will react
  • Software does costing too
  • How this software allows changing business model, cost structurePointcarre
  • Take any photo of your product, apply grid, then can map and wrap with any fabric/pattern and fully envision the product
  • Full Pantone color palette
  • People are trying so many new types of stitches and structures
  • 3D envisioning software
  • Can go right to digital print in tonal ranges, big thing with watercolors
  • Doing what you love

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