@slpencer , I'll sent you an email!
@HansLeeuw thanks for the tip! The one I know of, that does this really nicely is Lectra. (never used it though and I don’t think it is open source either hahaha) However, personally I'm not trying to print the whole garment in 3D, I would like to print the pattern, so I don’t necessarily need to see a 3D model
@dismine I totally agree about patterns being interesting!
Anyways to give what I'm planning to do a little depth: I come from an Industrial Design background and therefore use the program 'Processing' to show my concepts. In this case I load the .xml file (.val in the pattern file) into processing and tell it to redraw the pattern. This is where I’m working on at the moment as it is not as easy as it sounds... and would like to share this code if people are interested.
After that the programming becomes specified to what you want to do with it. I would like to calculate density of the ‘fabric’ in bras So that code becomes more limiting fitted to the purpose.
Anyways, I was wondering if more people make this connection to Processing, then we can help each other!