Who this course is for

Designers who are interested in using 3d software as a tool to visualize their designs using more sustainable methods that will not only save them money but allow them to more quickly bring their designs to their customers.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Day 1: Introduction

  • 2

    Day 2: Avatars

    • Introduction to Selecting an Avatar

    • Customizing the Avatar

  • 3

    Day 3: Selecting a Block Pattern

    • Using the Modular Configurator

    • Importing CLO Patterns from the Marketplace

    • Importing a .AI or PDF pattern file

  • 4


    • Quick Check-In

  • 5

    Day 4: Pattern Design and Manipulation (Day 1)

    • Using the Basic Shape Tools

    • Virtual Stitching

    • Arrangement on the Avatar

    • Bonus Importing, Arrangement and Stitching Exercise

  • 6

    Day 5: Pattern Design and Manipulation (Day 2)

    • Creating darts (Part 1)

    • Creating Darts (Part 2)

    • Adding Fullness (Part 1)

    • Adding Fullness (Part 2)

    • Using the 3D Pen (Avatar)

    • Using the 3D Pen (Garment)

  • 7

    Check-In #2

    • Quick Check-In

  • 8

    Day 6: Basic Trims and Closures

    • Adding topstitching

    • Adding a Zipper to a Garment

    • Adding a Zipper to a Garment (Exercise)

    • Adding a Button

  • 9

    Day 7: Materials, Color, Patterns and Graphics

    • Choosing a Material from the CLO Library

    • Color and Colorways

    • Adding an allover print

    • Adding a graphic to a garment

  • 10


    • Final Check-in

  • 11

    Day 8: Rendering the Final Look

    • What is mesh and particle distance? And why does it matter?

    • Layering garments and showing a full outfit

    • Creating a Hi-Resolution Rendering

  • 12

    Day 9: Animation

    • Basic Turntable Animation

  • 13


    • What's Next?

    • How to Get Support?

Course Outcomes

  • Develop a solid design workflow using Clo3d fashion design software

  • Understand how Clo3d can be added to the design process

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to use the Clo3d tools to create a 3d visualization of a design

  • Develop a first pattern that can be used to make a 1st prototype

  • Produce a 3d rendering that can be shown to customers or buyers, used in marketing or to take pre-orders


  • Will I be an expert after taking this course?

    I would love to say "yes", but most likely, "no". You'll have an understanding of how the software works and you'll be able to do some cool things, but you WILL need to practice and use the program often to become an expert.

  • Will I learn to create a runway show?

    No. The runway show is a little more advanced and is not addressed in this course.

  • Can I use CLO3d on my iPad?

    No. Right now, NO 3d fashion design software will work on an iPad. It just doesn't have enough RAM or hard drive space.

  • What do I need for this course?

    Here are the requirements: basic computer skills, knowledge of garment construction, Clo3d license and computer that meets the Clo3d basic requirements (you can find this on the CLO website), and a 3 button mouse. I would also recommend having 2 devices or 2 monitors (1 to watch the lessons, 1 to work on). But you can still take the course if you don't have 2 devices.

Course is Currently Closed to new Enrollment

Our beginner beta course is currently closed to new enrollment. Course will re-open for enrollment in December 2022 or January 2023. If you are interested, please tap the button below to get on our list to be one of the first to hear about the re-launch.