Three-dimensional grading of virtual garment with design signature curves

Keng Po Roger Ng

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The key difference between tailoring and mass production is the use of a single size versus a size chart that contains difference sizes. In practice, the garment pattern of a reference size is made for the confirmation of style and sizing during the product development process. Then, garment patterns of other sizes are derived by this reference size using a technique of grading. In the flat-patterning techniques, there are three types of grading: rectangular (Cartesian coordinate), radio (polar coordinate) and line (localized Cartesian coordinate). All these methods suffer from the limitation of the increase of deformation as the sizes increase. In this article, I shall present a three-dimensional method of grading, which can maintain the styling and comfort characteristics of the wearers at different sizes. This is achieved by the concept of Design Signature Curve. After I present the concept, I shall also present an example as the verification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling - Third International Conference, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2011
Event3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6777 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • 3-D Grading
  • Apparel
  • Design
  • Design Signature Curve
  • Fitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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