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3D Virtual Clothing: from Garment Design to Web3D Visualization and Simulation
Authors:Chittaro L., Corvaglia D.
Published in:Proceedings of Web3D 2003: 8th International Conference on 3D Web Technology, ACM Press, New York, March 2003, pp. 73-84
Abstract:One of the major challenges in Computer Graphics concerns the 3D representation and physically-based simulation of garments. In our research, we are working closely with the textile industry, investigating three different classes of problems. First, we aim at developing techniques and methods for cloth simulation specifically aimed at the Web3D context. Second, we are defining a cross-application data exchange format among the different CAD systems and applications used in the textile industry, including the additional information needed to support 3D simulations. Third, we are implementing a tool that complements traditional textile CAD systems (which are based on 2D graphics), allowing the user to automatically obtain VRML-based 3D previews of the garment (for evaluating garment designs and also easily publishing them on the Web). This paper illustrates the results we have achieved in these three directions.