Real-Time Visualization of Woven Textiles

Adabala, N. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Fei, G.

Abstract: This paper presents a technique for visualizing woven textiles in real time, while optimizing the realistic appearance. The proposed approach supports rendering of complex weave patterns by adopting Weaving Information File (WIF), a standard from textile Computer Aided Design (CAD) for representing the grammar of weaving. We develop a realistic rendering scheme by combining the grammar representation obtained from the WIF with a procedural thread texture, a suitable textile Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) and horizon maps. We employ the multi-texturing approach to meet the real time constraint. Thus our approach to visualizing woven textiles begins from weaving grammar specifications and converts them into textures that can be used for visualizing clothes. We demonstrate the versatility of the proposed approach with examples.

  booktitle = {Industrial Simulation Conference, J.C. Guerri, A. Pajares and C. Palau (eds.)},
  author = {Adabala, N. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Fei, G.},
  title = {Real-Time Visualization of Woven Textiles},
  publisher = {EUROSIS},
  pages = {502-508},
  month = jun,
  year = {2003},
  topic = {Virtual Clothing}