Title: Parametric human body modelling system for virtual garment fitting

Authors: Seung-Yeob Baek; Kunwoo Lee

Addresses: Human Centered CAD Laboratory, Seoul National University, Bldg. 301, Rm. 209, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-744, Korea ' Human Centered CAD Laboratory, Seoul National University, Bldg. 301, Rm. 209, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-744, Korea

Abstract: Modelling customer-tailored 3D human models is an important problem in virtual garment fitting systems. However, manual generation of such models often requires high cost and is considerably difficult for common users lacking the knowledge of computer graphics. To solve this, we propose a parametric human modelling method. In our study, the 3D body scan data of 250 different individuals are gathered, and for each model, 128 feature points are specified. The modelling parameters are then extracted by analysing the feature point statistics. Using these parameters, we generate a new set of feature points satisfying the input body sizes, and interpolate those points with a surface. As a result, a 3D human model satisfying the given constraints is obtained. Since our method uses only a few parameters, even a novice user can generate or modify the model easily. Further, since the method involves only simple calculations, the computational cost is low.

Keywords: human body modelling; parametric modelling; anthropometric modelling; virtual garment fitting; human-centred design; computer aided design; CAD; garment design; virtual garments; virtual fitting; garment industry; clothing industry; apparel industry; 3D human models; feature points.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2013.052932

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2013 Vol.5 No.2/3, pp.242 - 261

Published online: 29 Mar 2013 *

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