From fiber to fabric: Interactive clothing for virtual humans

George Baciu, Wingo Sai Keung Wong

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Abstract

The virtual world is currently limited in the graphic representation and visualization of material designs. The limitation is in part due to the limited range and the relative simplicity of spectral properties of the materials simulated in a virtual environment. Our work starts with a fast classification and retrieval for handling the large numbers of multi-scale texture samples of complex deformable materials, such as, woven and knitted fabrics. We have developed a general system that can also serve as a unified platform for other material analysis and classification and a 3D panel design system for 3D clothing modeling and draping. Multi-scale color theme indexing for image acquisition and retrieval can be more intuitively supported by a multi-touch gesture interface that is now the preferred mode of interacting with tablets, screens, and other visual communication devices. These also add to the collaborative modes of input and retrieval in fabric and fashion design for virtual agents. In this paper we describe the process of texture analysis of real fabric materials and preliminary models for the 3D texture generation for virtual clothing, color theme design, and ultimately 3D draping based on robust collision detection methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social Robot for Telepresence, SA 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450332439
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Workshop on Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social Robot for Telepresence, SA 2014 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 3 Dec 20146 Dec 2014

Conference

ConferenceSIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Workshop on Autonomous Virtual Humans and Social Robot for Telepresence, SA 2014
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period3/12/146/12/14

Keywords

  • Cloth
  • Collision detection
  • Draping
  • Fabric
  • Virtual agents
  • Virtual yarn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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