To use EcoShot Intro, you will need access to two product elements:
The EcoShot Image Hub
The EcoShot Intro Plugin
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.
If you want to check any of the product information visit the EcoShot Image Hub. For easy reference, you can bookmark the URL https://ecoshot-imagehub.metail.net/
The EcoShot Intro Plugin 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 Plugin software contains Metail's model avatars, lighting, camera viewpoints, and undressed model images.
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:
Go to the Download Plugin section listed on the left-hand side of the page on the Image Hub.
Click the Download Latest Version button to download the software to your computer.
Go to the Downloads folder on your computer and unzip the EcoShot Plugin zip file.
on Windows, right-click the ZIP file and select Extract All;
on macOS, double-click the ZIP file.
That will create a folder called
EcoShot-<version-number>. Check that inside that folder you have:
a folder called
assets- this contains the lighting and camera files;
a folder called
MetailPreview- this contains the plugin.
Import EcoShot Lighting
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.
Import EcoShot Cameras
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
Open VStitcher, and go to Preferences (on Mac: VStitcher→Preferences; on Windows: Edit→Preferences)
Go to the Plugins tab and click the + button.
MetailPreviewfolder on disk and click OK
Click on Plugin > EcoShot > Settings
Log into the Plugin using the same details you used to register your profile on the EcoShot Image Hub.
Once logged, your email and subscription details will appear on the next screen.
You are now ready to use the EcoShot Intro!
Click here to read about how to create Preview images