Shape deformation using skeleton correspondences for realistic posed fashion flat creation

Xianmei Wan, Pik Yin Mok, Xiaogang Jin

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We propose a 2D shape deformation method to fit technical drawings of garments ('flats') to body figure drawings with a diversity of fashion poses. We first dress a flat onto a body figure in a standard standing pose using Radial Basis Function (RBF) mapping. For different types of clothing, we suggest two levels of treatment to determine handles automatically. We deform the flats using the selected handles to create realistic fashion sketches that fit the garments onto fashion figures in different poses. Shape deformation is performed to minimize the distortion of all the triangles of the garment mesh and preserve garment properties in the deformation. Finally, the garment details, such as style lines and seams, are deformed accordingly for realistic deformation results. Experimental results have shown that our method can deform various garment flats to fit fashion figures in different poses.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6716100
Pages (from-to)409-420
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • As-rigid-as possible
  • fashion design
  • shape deformation
  • skeleton-based correspondence deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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