Measuring geodesic body measurements with distributed collocation method

Keng Po Roger Ng, Glory T.Y. Pong

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For the application of 3D body scanning in the apparel industry, measurements extraction is a minimal feature of the system. Standard commercial 3D garment CAD systems offer only linear measurements, such as height and width, and cross-sectional measurements, such as girth. However, much useful information in apparel design requires arc length distance along the body surface. These geodesics are not available, because the calculation of geodesics is nontrivial, and can only be approximated for free-form surfaces. This is because the computation of geodesics requires solving a set of ordinary differential equations (ODE), which do not have any closed form general solution for free-form surfaces. In this article, distributed collocation method is used in solving the geodesics equations based on the bicubic tensor product Bezier patches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Textile
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2007

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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