Advanced CLO's 3D Garment Visualization Certificate

Create photo-realistic garments in virtual environments

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This certificate course covers CLO’s advanced virtual garment visualization tools and skills for fashion design development and presentation.

You will learn essential skills you need to become an expert 3D designer using CLO. How to create and express more various and intricate garments will be learned throughout this course. The course will train you to intuitively translate any CAD drawing or physical garments to become 3D virtual garments and instantly transform existing 2D garment patterns into different styles.

In addition to the creation of virtual garments, you will create elaborated 3D virtual environments including retail showroom setting and runway show stages incorporating photo-realistic rendered images and various animations.



  • Required Skills
    • 2D pattern stitching and arrangement in 3D
    • Folding (pleats, gather, collar/lapel, cuff/hem)
    • Trim techniques (grouped button, hardware, topstitching, zipper)
    • Manual pattern grading for different avatar size
    • Spec measurement and POM table creation
    • Graphic manipulation (edit texture, normal map, displacement map)
    • Fabric manipulation (washing, fur, various textures)
    • Ticket and labeling creation (hangtag and label)
    • Animation (Create your own avatar runway catwalk video)
    • 2D pattern transformation into different styles
    • 2D pattern making from scratch to create your own style
  • Computer specifications: CLO System Requirements
  • Access your FIT Google Drive for instructor files
  • A 3-button mouse (the scroll can work as a third button)
  • Second monitor is not required but highly recommended

*If you think you are eligible for the 10% Alumni Discount, please complete the Alumni Verification Form prior to registration in order to receive your discount code.

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Learn How To

  • Work in a 2D and 3D design visualization environment
  • Transform complicated existing 2D pattern blocks into new garment styles
  • Modify sizing of virtual garments to fit in a personalize avatar 
  • Express elaborated design details of garments such as lacing, smocking, and beading
  • Apply specialized textiles, topstitchings, trims, hardware, and graphic patterns/prints to your virtual garment
  • Design your own runway stage and retail showroom 
  • Record various avatar animations using Adobe Mixamo’s 3D/AR tools
  • NEW: Transform 2D scanned flat textile images into dynamic 3D digital textile models utilizing Seddi Textura, the cutting-edge AI-powered platform for textile digitization in the industry

Why FIT?

  • Classes taught by top industry experts
  • The focus is helping you prepare for the growing demand for 3D apparel designers
  • Program helps you prepare a capsule collection for your portfolio
  • Earn a certificate from FIT/SUNY, a world renowned college of art and design, business and technology

Meet Your Instructor

Professor Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee
Professor, Fashion Business Management, FIT

Professor Jennifer Lee, an accomplished fashion technology expert with extensive industry experience, specializes in digital garment prototyping, implementing 2D and 3D design technologies, and harnessing AI-powered advancements. She actively presents her and her students’ physical and 3D virtual fashion design work at various design exhibitions, both in-person and virtually. This includes the Phygital Fashion Runway Show, showcased at Digital Fashion Week 2022 during New York Fashion Week, where physical garment designs are presented alongside their digital twins. In addition to her teaching role as a full-time faculty member at FIT, Professor Lee is a dedicated researcher, consistently publishing her findings on the implementation of emerging fashion technologies and innovative business models in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS)

FIT's CCPS offers credit and noncredit certificates and courses in fashion, business, design, technology, and marketing, to help you enter into or advance your career in the fashion and related industries. With short programs and flexible schedules, you can learn at a time and pace you can manage and afford.


CLO is one of the most frequently used 3D fashion design software programs creating virtual, true-to life garment visualization with cutting-edge simulation technologies for the fashion.
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