To use EcoShot Intro, you will need access to three product elements:
EcoShot Image Hub
EcoShot Intro Plugin (Installer)
EcoShot Studio Lighting and Camera
The EcoShot Image Hub is the portal used for user profile registration, hosting the Plugin files, access to the Model Library, the Help documentation, and the product terms and conditions.
For easy reference, you can bookmark the URL https://ecoshot-imagehub.metail.net/
The EcoShot Intro Plugin (Installer) is software that works with VStitcher's interface as an add-on, allowing the VStitcher user to use familiar menu options to create garment-on-model Preview images.
The EcoShot Lighting and Camera reflect the studio environment in which the models were photographed. To make sure your final EcoShot images (photographs) look great, including the shadows, install and use the lighting and camera provided.
If you have previously had a free EcoShot product trial, please delete the old plugin, avatars, and lights before you proceed.
To start using EcoShot:
1. Get the Plugin (Installer)
Go to the Download Plugin section listed on the left-hand side of the page on the Image Hub.
Click the Installer for Mac or Installer for Windows button, depending on your device. This will take you to the relevant store page.
Notes for Mac:
The EcoShot Installer sits in your Mac's menu bar where you can check which version is the latest and check the change list. It checks for updates every hour.
It also automatically downloads the latest EcoShot plugin and saves it with the app files.
In order to automatically let it configure the list of VStitcher plugins, the only thing you need to do is select VStitcher's plugin config file the first time you start the app.
See Video explainer for Mac
Notes for Windows:
The EcoShot Installer sits in your system tray where you can check which version is the latest and check the change list. It checks for updates every hour. It also automatically downloads the latest EcoShot plugin and saves it with the app files. It will automatically configure the list of VStitcher plugins for you. The EcoShot Installer gets automatically installed as a startup item.
Follow the prompts to complete the software installation on your device.
Open a new session of VStitcher
Check for Plugins on your top menu and find EcoShot
Click on Settings and enter your email and password (same details used to register on the Image Hub)
Once logged, your email and subscription details will appear on the next screen.
2. Install the EcoShot Cameras
First, download the Camera file from the Image Hub then go to VStitcher and complete the following steps:
In the Menu Bar click: 3D Environment > 3D View > Edit / Add…
Click on the Blue dropdown button next to Current box
Click on Import
Find EcoShot Camera.vcampos in the assets folder from the zip file
3. Install the EcoShot Lighting
Download the Studio Lighting file from the ImageHub then go to VStitcher and complete the following steps:
In the VStitcher Menu Bar click: 3D Environment > Lights > Edit Lights
Click on the hdr dropdown > Add new file…
Find EcoShot Studio v1.hdr in the assets folder from the zip file
Wait for HDR to load
Ensure the Exposure is set to 0 and the angle of rotation is also 0.
You are now ready to use the EcoShot Intro!
Click here to read about how to create Preview images