OptiTex (http://www.optitex.com/) and DAZ 3D (http://www.daz3d.com/) have teamed up on Dynamic Cloth Engine plug-in for Mac OS X.

Enhancing the existing capabilities of DAZ Studio 4, OptiTex’s virtual clothing solution allows anyone to load in a DAZ 3D figure of their choice and apply dynamic clothing sets to them. With this tool, creativity can be brought to life through real-world cloth simulations and a user’s ability to quickly alter any clothing’s fabric type, garment size, or stylistic variation, says Dan Farr, founder of DAZ 3D.

Available as a free download, DAZ Studio provides a solution for budding 3D artists as well as professional 3D designers, photographers, filmmakers, animators and illustrators. With the addition of this new dynamic clothing plug-in, users can work with virtual actors to create images and animations of any genre “with a level of realism that was previously unavailable to the general public,” says Farr.